Madibaz golfer Kyle de Beer has his eyes on the Southern Cape Open after his notable triumph in the Border Strokeplay tournament in East London at the weekend.
The 21-year-old Nelson Mandela University student shot a remarkable total of 21-under-par 198 at the East London Golf Club to win by seven shots over Jayden Schaper and Dean Martin.
He produced rounds of 65, 69 and 64 in a win which moved him to No 4 on the national amateur rankings.
“My main goal for this year is to get to the No 1 amateur spot in the country,” he said.
“The next event is the Southern Cape Open at Knysna Golf Club from August 16 to 18 and that will be followed immediately by the KZN Amateur at Durban Country Club from August 23 to 25.
“Following that I will be playing in a number of amateur events around the country in pursuit of my goal.”
De Beer, who was a member of the Madibaz USSA-winning team last year, listed a number of highlights for 2019.
“Shooting 62 in the EP-Border Strokeplay and winning the tournament in April was up there, as was coming fifth at the Brabazon Trophy in England in June.”
He paid tribute to a number of parties who have helped him reach a top amateur level.
“I would just like to thank the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation and my coach Graeme Whale, from PEGC, for their incredible support and the help they provide me,” he said.