Golf: Millions for Louis and co in Adelaide


A second place in the team division after a playoff over two holes as well as a second place and two third places in the individual division gave the four South Africans a golden payday of millions in Adelaide’s LIV invitational tournament on Sunday morning.

The tournament, over three rounds, was won by Brendan Steele (198, -18) with Louis Oosthuizen (199, -17) in second place. Dean Burmester and Charl Schwartzel were joint third (200, -16).

Branden Grace finished in 40th place at -6.

The South Africans’ Stinger team finished first in the team division together with the Aussies’ Rippers, which resulted in a play-off for the first time in 28 LIV tournaments.

Oosthuizen and Burmester both failed with birdie putts on the first playoff hole and on the second playoff hole both of their approach shots ended up in the sand pit next to the green. This opened the door to victory for the Aussies’ Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman.

* In the South African Open tournament for women decided at Erinvale in Somerset West, the Belgian Manon de Roey won the tournament with a score of 202 (-14) by three strokes.

Ines Laklalech (Morocco) was second on 205 (-11) followed by Lisa Petterssen of Sweden (206, -10) and Momoka Kobori of Australia on 207 (-9).

South Africa’s Nicole Garcia shot 64 in the final round to finish seventh at 209 (-7).

Casandra Alexander was also very good in the third round (66) and finished on 214 (-2).

Her compatriots Stacy Lee Bregman (216), Lora Assad (216), Danielle du Toit (218), Tyra Griebenow (223) and Lee-Anne Pace (224) also performed decently.

* In the IPS Handa Championship which is part of the Dubai World Tour (European Series), South Africa’s Caysey Jarvis, who was leading after the third round, dropped to 18th position on Sunday morning after shooting 74 in the final round recorded.

He finished tied for 271 with Brandon Stone.

The tournament, which was hosted at the Taiheiyo Club Gotemba at Mount Fuji in Japan, was won by Yuto Katsuragawa of Japan who finished on 263 shots (-17).

He was followed in second place by Sebastian Söderberg of Sweden (266, -14) with Marcel Schneider of Germany, Ivan Cantero (Spain) and South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout together third on 268 (-12).

Bezuidenhout scored 65 shots in the final round.

Sources: The Golf Channel and BBC.