Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Ipt Review -

CASEY JARVIS Ekurhu­leni Open, State Mines GC Scores: 61-70-64-66 (261)

Run­ner-up: Deon Ger­mishuys 67-6773-65 (272)

How he did it: The 15-year-old prodigy had 30 birdies on his home course in Brak­pan in post­ing the sec­ond low­est to­tal by a South African am­a­teur. His open­ing 61 (30-31) in­cluded 11 birdies. He birdied 14 dif­fer­ent holes for an eclec­tic score of 58. Run­ner-up Ger­mishuys (Strand) had 23 birdies and an ea­gle.

No­table: While Jarvis has won the SA U-15 and U-17 ti­tles this year, plus the Africa Ju­nior Open, this was his first big one at se­nior level.This year has seen three no­table scor­ing blitzes, the first by Kyle McClatchie in the Gaut­eng North Open (263) and then by Swede Oliver Gill­berg in the SA Stroke­play (261). The 11-shot mar­gin of vic­tory by Jarvis is sec­ond to Al­bert Kruger’s 12 shots in the 2002 EK Open.The only pre­vi­ous 61s were by Jake Roos in the fi­nal round of the 2004 North West Open at Potchef­stroom, and Matthew Carvell in the Lim­popo Open fi­nal round at Polok­wane in 2005.

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