𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧: 𝐃𝐮𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬!
The 2022 Royal Cape Open features a star studded field. A total of 86 players took part in what is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the Western Province golf calendar.
Weather conditions were the main topic of the day, especially the fierce winds from the northwest, which caused havoc reaching gusts of up to 45 km/h. This made scoring extremely difficult, especially down the home stretch of holes 16,17, and 18. The Royal Cape Golf Club, founded in 1885, presented golfers with an ideal golfing experience with pristine course conditions, and greens measuring up to 12 on the stimp meter. Thus, the one with the most strategically devised game plan, and the most proficient short game had the highest chance of winning the tournament.
Amidst extreme weather conditions, Tyron Snyders (Durbanville) stood out from the competition by putting together two impressive rounds of 72 and 71 in order to lift one of the oldest Club Open trophies in South Africa, six shots ahead of his competitors.
Travis Proctor (Durbanville), who has been on fire lately, came up against a few challenges down the stretch, which prevented him from keeping up his hot streak. Proctor carded rounds of 74 and 75.
Cooper (Clovelly), who won the Milnerton Open earlier in the year, shot rounds of 75 and 74, but unforced errors resulted in bogeys on holes 17 and 18 in round 1 and 2, which prevented him from lifting his second Open Trophy of the season.
A triple bogey on hole 16 in the first round, and four bogeys in his last seven holes in the second round, saw Aran Sinclair lose all hope of securing his first ever Open victory. Despite his efforts, Aran carded rounds of 73 and 76.
The Durbanville duo turns heads. One stroke made all the difference!
Jordan Rothman (Durbanville) carded an impressive round of 72 in the first round after making birdies on holes 4, 5, 7 and 10. Unfortunately, she could not sustain that momentum in the afternoon, and settled for a round of 79, good enough for victory by one shot over Kaylah Williams (Durbanville) who carded rounds of 78 and 76.
Phil Taberer (Erinvale) cards rounds of 75 and 75, showing consistency throughout the day, but suffers defeat on holes 15, 16, 17 and 18. On the last four holes of both rounds, he was 6 over for the day. Elton James (Westlake) finished second behind Taberer with scores of 77 and 74.
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