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Oosthuizen leads SA’s best possible in South African Open


Cape The town – Louis Oosthuizen heads to Randpark Golfing Membership this coming week because the protecting champion and the brand new participant host of the South African Open, and which this yr is a real show off of the brightest stars of the present and long run generations of South African golfing.

Oosthuizen joined an unique membership together with his six-stroke victory at Randpark in December 2018. The South African Open used to be performed two times in 2018, in January and December, with the December version forming a part of the 2018-19 season. 

His win noticed him transform handiest the fourth South African to win each The Open Championship and South African Open, following Bobby Locke, Gary Participant and Ernie Els.

From January 9-12 he’ll sign up for an much more unique membership as he follows Els as the brand new Participant Host of the second one oldest nationwide Open in golfing, which is co-sanctioned by means of the Sunshine Excursion and Eu Excursion. 

This yr the championship may even make historical past when the reliable pro-am is hosted at Soweto Nation Membership for the primary time, exposing an international target audience to the lately refurbished route designed by means of Gary Participant and which, in partnership with the South African Golfing Construction Board (SAGDB), is now serving to to stimulate the expansion of golfing on this iconic township.

Oosthuizen’s position is a brand new bankruptcy for the golfer who’s recently the perfect ranked South African on this planet at No 20, and it coincides completely with the Sunshine Excursion’s new #Gr8nessBeginsHere marketing campaign reflecting the Excursion’s standing because the birthplace of golfing’s subsequent world stars.

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This yr’s box does certainly come with the most productive of the present and long run stars of South African golfing. 

Oosthuizen leads a box that comes with former South African Open champion Brandon Stone in addition to Branden Grace, Charl Schwartzel, Erik van Rooyen, Justin Harding, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Zander Lombard and George Coetzee.

Wilco Nienaber, Deon Germishuys, Thriston Lawrence and Garrick Higgo are among the following technology of South African execs that shall be difficult for glory of their nationwide Open.

The beginner box could also be extremely robust and a testomony to the constructions that exist inside of GolfRSA to stay generating world-class golfers. The beginner box shall be led by means of South African primary Jayden Schaper; Jovan Rebula, the winner of the Freddie Tait Cup within the December 2018 version and which is awarded to the main beginner on the finish of the championship; teenage sensation Yurav Premlall, who in December 2018 made historical past because the youngest beginner to qualify for the South African Open on the age of 15 years and five months; Casey Jarvis, Martin Vorster, Samuel Simpson, Jordan Duminy, Kyle de Beer and Christo Lamprecht.

The championship may even as soon as once more shape a part of The Open Qualifying Sequence because it takes its position among 16 occasions in 11 nations and throughout five continents that supply qualifying alternatives for the 149th Open at Royal St George’s in July this yr.



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