Articles tagged 'sunshine tour'

Zim golfers hunt in Cape Town 7 February 2019 HARARE – At least six Zimbabwean golfers will be in contention when the RAM Cape Town Open returns to Royal Cape Golf Club in South Africa this morning. After the festive season break, the Sunshine Tour returned last week with the Eye of Africa PGA Championship in Johannesburg last week before...
R2m purse for Zim Open 9 April 2018 HARARE - The prize money up for grabs at the 2018 Old Mutual Zimbabwe Open golf tournament has increased from R1,8 million to R2 million, organisers announced yesterday. This marks an 11,11 percent increase of the purse for the Sunshine Tour-sanctioned tournament which tees off at Royal Harare...
Williams on the money in Mauritius 2 December 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwean golfer Mark Williams made a good start at the triple-sanctioned AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the Heritage Golf Club as he currently sits in seventh place on the leaderboard. This tournament is sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, the European Tour and the Asian Tour and carri...
Cayeux, Williams miss the cut 9 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean golfers Marc Cayeux and Mark Williams missed the cut at the Royal Swazi Open which ended at the Royal Swazi Spar Country Club at the weekend. To make the cut, the duo needed to get at least 14 points after the first 36 holes of the Sunshine Tour sanctioned tournament. Ca...
Fisher equals course record 22 April 2017 HARARE - Trevor Fisher Jnr equalled the Royal Harare Golf Club course record of nine-under-par 63 yesterday to move into a four-stroke lead at the halfway mark of the 2017 Zimbabwe Open. He joined Nick Price, Italian Francesco Laporta and 2015 champion Dean Burmester as holders of the record w...
Ryan Cairns in the mix at Zim Open 21 April 2017 HARARE - Local golfer Ryan Cairns shot a superb 66 during the first round of the Zimbabwe Open yesterday which left him just one shot behind overnight leader Jean Hugo of South Africa. Hugo enjoys the clubhouse lead heading into the second round after carding a seven-under 65 at the Sunshine T...
Hugo enjoys fast start 21 April 2017 HARARE - Jean Hugo started fast in the first round of the 2017 Zimbabwe Open yesterday and he kept his foot on the pedal to card a seven-under-par 65 for a one-stroke lead at Royal Harare Golf Club. And it could have been even better had he not made bogeys on seven and 13, but that didn't both...
Cayeux, Williams miss Tshwane Open cut 7 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean golfers Marc Cayeux and Mark Williams missed the cut at the Tshwane Open held at the Pretoria Country Club in South Africa at the weekend. With the field set to be trimmed at level par after 36 holes, Cayeux and Williams were far off the pace during the tournament co-sancti...
Williams leads the way 14 December 2016 HARARE - With the 2016 Sunshine Tour season coming to an end, Mark Williams finished as the highest placed Zimbabwean golfer on the Order of Merit. The 32-year-old ended the season on number 15 on the money list after earning a total of R938 801 from the 24 tournaments he took part in. [Goo...
Mark Williams in maiden win 7 November 2016 JOHANNESBURG - He called a penalty shot on himself at the tournament at St Francis Links last year, and lost by one, but Mark Williams turned that all around yesterday as he cruised to a two-stroke victory in the R750 000 Vodacom Origins of Golf Final played there. Although the Zimbabwean clos...
Rowe lifts Zim Open 18 April 2016 HARARE - South African Lyle Rowe picked up his second win on the Sunshine Tour circuit when he fired a final round 67 on his way to lifting the Golden Pilsener Open trophy yesterday. The Port Elizabeth-based golfer ended the tournament on 11-under-par 277 and some three shots ahead of second-p...
Marc Cayeux's emotional return 15 April 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwean golfer Marc Cayeux could not contain his emotions after firing a first round two-under-par 70 during the opening round of the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open here yesterday. South Africans Louis de Jager and Mark Murless share a clubhouse lead of seven-under-par 65 after the ...
141 entries for Zim Open 5 April 2016 HARARE - At least 141 entries have been confirmed for this year's Sunshine Tour-sanctioned Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open golf tournament to be held at Royal Harare between from  April 14 to 17. Dean Burmester will be defending the title he won last year. Burmester finished the tournament on...
Mark Williams' big pay day 9 March 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwean golfer Mark Williams is among the 16 top golfers on the Sunshine Tour circuit playing in the R10 million-rich Investec Cup which tees off today at the Millvale Private Retreat in Rustenburg. He is one of 16 players competing for a share of the R10-million Bonus Pool. The wi...
Vincent, Williams leave mark at Africa PGA 2 March 2016 HARARE - Golfers Scott Vincent and Mark Williams narrowly missed out on the Eye of Africa PGA Championship party but did enough to pocket R55 000 and R32 000 respectively after finishing fourth and sixth. Vincent, who received an invite to the tournament, was Zimbabwe's best performer after ty...
Cairns to launch golf academy 18 November 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwean professional golfer Ryan Cairns has decided to open a golf academy as a way of repaying the local junior system which helped nurture his talent. The 31-year-old, who plays on the Sunshine Tour circuit in South Africa, made the announcement over the weekend on his Instagram ...
Cairns finishes 74th in Mauritius 13 May 2015 HARARE - Ryan Cairns made his best earning on the Sunshine Tour season on Sunday after picking up a $1,491 prize for his 74th finish at the $1.1 million Mauritius Open that concluded at Heritage Golf Club. The Harare-born professional golfer who was playing on the sponsors' invite scored a six...
Locals disappoint at SA Open 14 January 2015 HARARE - There was domestic carnage for Zimbabwean golfers at the South African Open that was held at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend. No Zimbabwean made the cut at the prestigious tournament with only Ryan Cairns coming closest for the Zimbabwean contingent....
Zim golfers struggle at BMG Classic 21 October 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Mark Williams, Greg Bentley and Sheldon Steyn struggled to stake their claim at the BMG Classic which saw them battle at the peripheries of the R800 000 tournament that ended on Sunday at Glendower Golf Club. Williams, who closed tied on 48 on five-over finished as Zimbabwe...
Cayeux targets 2015 comeback 4 September 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwean professional Marc Cayeux, who in 2010 suffered a horrific car accident that halted one of the most promising careers in Southern African golf, has indicated his desire to return to the Sunshine Tour towards the end of 2015. Cayeux was a nine-time winner on the Sunshin...
Bentley struggles at Wild Coast 4 September 2014 HARARE – Local  golfer Greg Bentley had a bad day on the course in the first round of the Vodacom Origins of Golf presented by Samsung Wild Coast yester in KwaZulu Natal. The Zimbabwean had a nightmare first round after carding a nine-over 79 that leaves him highly unlikely to make the cut to ...
Bentley makes the cut 3 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Greg Bentley has qualified for the Vodacom Origins of Golf presented by Samsung tournament at Wild Coast Sun Country Club that tees off to. The Zimbabwean secured his place in the 72-man field when he shot a one-over 71 in yesterday's pre-qualifier. JG Claassen, Eddie Ta...
Bentley hopes for change of luck 2 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Greg Bentley will be hoping for a change of luck when he plays Wild Coast Sun Country Club in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa today. Bentley, who does not have a sunshine Tour exemption card, will have to play in the qualifying tournament of Vodacom Origins of Golf presented by...
Bentley misses the cut at St Francis Links 30 July 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Greg Bentley failed to qualify for this week's Vodacom Origins of Golf presented by Samsung tournament yesterday. Bentley had a bad day on the course at the St Francis Links after the Zimbabwean shot a round of 82 to finish 10-over during the qualifying tournament held yest...
Locals showing at Zim Open worrying 15 April 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwean golfers’ performance at the just ended Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open where only four out of 31 locals made the cut has once again brought the state of golf into question. South Africa’s Jbe’ Kruger won Zimbabwe’s premier golf tournament for a second time after posting 18-un...