TOUR­NA­MENT WIN­NER

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Amateur Scene -

THERION NEL Lim­popo Open, Koro Creek Scores: 69-66-71 (206) Bor­der Stroke­play, East Lon­don Scores: 69-73-67 (209)

How he did it::The 20-year-old from Bloem­fontein had back-to-back vic­to­ries in July at two very dif­fer­ent cour­ses to go with his ear­lier tri­umph in the North­ern Cape Open at Sishen in March. Nel had 16 birdies and two ea­gles at Koro Creek in Lim­popo for a three-shot win over Chris­ti­aan Bas­son (At­lantic Beach).Two weeks later, on the coast 1 200 kilo­me­tres away, he had 15 birdies at East Lon­don GC for an­other three-shot tri­umph over Luca Filippi (Mil­ner­ton) and Altin van der Merwe (Hume­wood).

No­table: Nel was six shots be­hindVan der Merwe go­ing into the fi­nal 9 holes of the Bor­der Stroke­play, and played the back nine in 30 with six birdies in eight holes from 10 to 17.Van der Merwe went out in 33 and back in 39.

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