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5th July 2017 | Big Easy Tour

Driver wins it for Dingle in Houghton

Wynand Dingle shot three-under-par in the final round of the Big Easy Tour Houghton  to total nine-under-par 135 and claim his first win on the BET circuit, two strokes ahead of second placed Tyrone Ryan and Desne van den Berg.

Coming into the final round at the back of the 66 he shot on Tuesday, Dingle showed some composure and calmness on the last day, as he slotted in two birdies and an eagle to put the result beyond reach of the chasing pack. He singled out his driver as one club that came to the party en route to his maiden victory.

“I’ve hit my driver really well,” Dingle said. “The guys from Titleist sorted me up with a new driver a couple of months ago and it really changed a lot of things for me,” he said, “With the previous one (driver) I just kept hitting it right all the time and with this new one, and I’ve just been in play the whole two days here.”

Dingle has come close to winning on numerous times on the Big Easy and after a reasonably long wait to get into the winners’ circle, the feeling of winning is something to enjoy.

“Winning is always great,” he said, but anticipation leading up to the win; I’ve been in this situation many times on the Sunshine Tour events and the Big Easy. I would play nice the first two rounds and then mess it up when the heat gets on, so I’m pretty happy with the way I handled myself.”

Boasting over 10 top-10 finishes on the Big Easy Tour, Dingle has finally joined the winners’ circle and joins the likes of Jaco Prinsloo, Breyten Meyer and Daniel Hammond as winners this season.

Members of the Gary Player Class of 2017-18 Jacquin Hess and Musiwalo Nethunzwi also proved their worth as they, along with amateur Matt Saulez, Antonio Rosado and Coert Groenewald, shared fourth spot on five-under-par.