Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Amateur Scene -

◀ cel­e­brated his 20th birth­day on May 28 by win­ning the Brabazon Tro­phy (English stroke­play) at Wood­hall Spa, only the fifth South African to claim the tro­phy, fol­low­ing Charl Schwartzel (2002), Craig Rivett (1989), Richard Ka­plan (1986) and Neville Sun­del­son (1974). Lead­ing from the sec­ond round, a clos­ing 71 gave him a 10-un­der to­tal of 282 for a one-shot win over three play­ers. Be­fore the UK trip with the GolfRSA squad (Al­bert Ven­ter, Matt Saulez and Gar­rick Higgo), the Serengeti mem­ber shot 63-67 at Kil­lar­ney for a seven-shot vic­tory in a Big Easy Tour event. ▶ Marco Steyn claimed a Big Easy Tour win against the pros at home club Mod­der­fontein (68-69) in May, his last tour­na­ment in South Africa be­fore tak­ing up a golf schol­ar­ship at Wake For­est Univer­sity in North Carolina.

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