Shubhankar Sharma entered the week relatively unknown but left a European Tour champion after holding off South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen at the Joburg Open, writes WADE PRETORIUS.
The Joburg Open will finish on a Monday for the first time in its history after a heavy thunderstorm forced the suspension of Sunday’s final round at Randpark Golf Club.
Shubankar Sharma eased his way clear of the chasing pack in the third round on Saturday to take a yawning five-stroke lead into the final round.
Tapio Pulkkanen fired an impressive 64 to set the clubhouse target at 14 under on day two of the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club.
A freak injury at the airport has forced top-ranked South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen to withdraw from the Joburg Open starting tomorrow at Randpark Golf Club.
The Joburg Open will make history as it becomes the first tri-sanctioned golf tournament on South African soil, and it also features a new date and venue on the Sunshine Tour this year.
The 2017 Sunshine Ladies Tour season is heading for the most enthralling of finales, after Kim Williams produced a grandstand finish to capture the R500 000 Joburg Ladies Open title on Tuesday.
English golfer Lauren Taylor will start the final round of the R500 000 Joburg Ladies Open with a slender lead as South African duo Kim Williams and Ashleigh Buhai lie in wait at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on Tuesday.
Darren Fichardt called his caddie over to help him read the putt that would win him the Joburg Open on Sunday, but in the end, he was left to his own devices as he sank the two-footer which gave him a one-shot victory at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. After bogeying the 17th on the East course, he needed… Read more →
A thunderstorm hit Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club on Saturday to cause yet another delay to the Joburg Open – this time reducing the tournament to 54 holes instead of the regulation 72.