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6th October 2017 | Big Easy Tour

Roelofsz wins King’s Cup

Bryandrew Roelofsz recently got a new set of irons and he put them to good use this week en route to winning the Big Easy King’s Cup by 14-under-par 247, a shot clear of the chasing players at Royal Swazi Spa.

“I am so chuffed,” he said after his seven-under-par final round in which he had been chasing Jacques P de Villiers who was leading. “I’m stoked for words, hey.  I have a new set of irons and things are starting to come together now, so I am chuffed.  A hard week paid out, I played well today.

It was intense at Royals Swazi Spa as it looked as though the tournament would be decided in a play-off, however, De Villiers dropped a shot on 13 and 15, while Roelofsz’s eagle on 12 meant he would maintain top spot and finish 14-under on Friday.

“I hit it down the middle,” Roelofsz said, “then a nine-iron in, put it stiff and made the putt. I have been working hard. The pressure was there, it was intense today but I just kept strong and kept it together.”

He added that he played the best golf this week in a long time while also crediting his performance to the relationship he has with his caddie. “Denis (his caddie) and I are friends first. We are a team. Everything comes down to team-work and friendship,” he said.

While De Villiers looked like he would win in Swaziland following some impressive golf during the week, he fell at the last hurdle and had to settle for a share of second place with Herman Loubser and James Pennington, the Swazi amateur was runner-up last season. Botswana’s Stuart Smith, NJ Arnoldi and Dongkwan Kim share the fifth position on 12-under while Pieter Kruger, Wynand Dingle and Coert Groenewald make up the top-10 finishers.