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Jonathan Broomhead claims Maiden Sunshine Tour Title; Ryan van Velzen tops order of merit

Posted : 14 April 2024

Jonathan Broomhead clinched his inaugural Sunshine Tour title at the Tour Championship presented by The Courier Guy, marking the conclusion of an enthralling season that has propelled a new generation of South African golf stars into the limelight. Broomhead's final-round 69 secured a two-stroke victory at Serengeti Estates, finishing at 16 under par ahead of Louis Albertse and Rupert Kaminski.


The Tour Championship not only crowned Broomhead as the champion but also finalized the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit delivered by The Courier Guy. Ryan van Velzen emerged as the Order of Merit winner after a breakthrough season, securing notable rewards including a DP World Tour card, a spot in the prestigious Nedbank Golf Challenge, and exemptions for The Open and the US PGA Championship.


Expressing his excitement, van Velzen reflected on his consistent performances and expressed eagerness for the upcoming DP World Tour season and his maiden Major appearances. His achievements were celebrated by The Courier Guy, which provided significant financial and career incentives for the golfers throughout the season.


Robin Williams, finishing second on the Order of Merit, also earned a DP World Tour card and was named the Fortress Rookie of the Year, highlighting the promising future of emerging talents on the Sunshine Tour. Louis Albertse secured the last DP World Tour card on offer, rounding off a rewarding Sunday for Sunshine Tour professionals.


Amidst the celebrations, Stefan Wears-Taylor made headlines by breaking the PGA Tour record for completing 18 holes in a professional tournament, showcasing a remarkable display of speed golf. Wears-Taylor's unconventional approach, combined with his impressive performance, added an element of excitement to the event, highlighting the diversity and creativity within the sport.


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