The 2016 SA Senior Masters finished in dramatic fashion at the Witbank Golf Club. A strong field of 61 senior professional golfers are playing for the coverted trophy as well as the cash prize. First round scores were good considering the greens were slightly stressed with the recent heat wave & were running quite slowly. The SAST welcomes a few new seniors (recently arrived at the 50 mark) to the SA Senior Tour, Andre Cruse, James Kingston & Nico van Rensburg to the fold. May you have lots of success on tour.
Leading the pack at the conclusion of the second round were, James Kingston (-6) with former champion, Steve van Vuuren, Bobby Lincoln & John Bland all on (-3). Robbie Stewart (defending champion), Rocky Tlhabanyane & Andre Cruse followed on (-2).
The final round ended with three players on -4, James Kingston, Andre Cruse & Steve van Vuuren. Lots were drawn & a three way playoff ensued. The players all made par on the 18th hole & they proceeded back to the tee. Both Steve van Vuuren & James Kingston left themselves difficult shots from the tree lined fairway & both left their shots short of the green. Andre Cruse played his tee shot up the ajoining 9th hole & calmly put the ball on the green for two.
Kingston chipped to 4 inches & van Vuuren putted to 3 feet. Cruse took advantage & sunk the birdie put to claim his maiden victory on the SA Senior Tour. James Kingston leaves on Monday for the US Cham
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|21||Nico van Rensburg||225||9|
|23||Paul van Biljon||227||11|
|26||Mike de Villiers||228||12|
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|46||Paul van Zyl||248||32|