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 Kingâ€™s Cup by 14-under-par 247, a shot clear of the chasing players at Royal Swazi Spa.
â€œI am so chuffed,â€ he said after his seven-under-par final round in which he had been chasing Jacques P de Villiers who was leading. â€œIâ€™m stoked for words, hey. Â I have a new set of irons and things are starting to come together now, so I am chuffed.Â 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 Roelofszâ€™s eagle on 12 meant he would maintain top spot and finish 14-under on Friday.
â€œI hit it down the middle,â€ Roelofsz said, â€œthen 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.â€
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. â€œDenis (his caddie) and I are friends first. We are a team. Everything comes down to team-work and friendship,â€ 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. Botswanaâ€™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.