Driver wins it for Dingle in Houghton

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 05: Wynand Dingle during day 2 of the Big Easy Tour at Houghton Golf Club on July 05, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. EDITOR'S NOTE: For free editorial use. Not available for sale. No commercial usage. (Photo by Johan Rynners/Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images)

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.

 

 Scores:

135 – Wynand Dingle 66 69
137 – Tyrone Ryan 69 68, Desne Van Den Bergh 68 69
139 – Jacquin Hess 74 65, Musiwalo Nethunzwi 70 69, Matt Saulez 69 70, Antonio Rosado 69 70, Coert Groenewald 67 72
140 – Greg Bentley 70 70, Anton Haig 70 70, Dean O’Riley 68 72, Drikus van der Walt 67 73
141 – Brett Liddle 72 69
142 – Sipho Bujela 73 69, Adriel Poonan 72 70, Conway Kunneke 70 72
143 – Combrinck Smit 73 70, Dayne Moore 73 70, Dylan Docherty 74 69, Armandt Scholtz 74 69, Bryn Flanagan 71 72, Jonathan Waschefort 70 73, Jack Duthie 70 73
144 – Aubrey Beckley 73 71, Francois Coetzee 73 71, Arthur Horne 73 71, Kyle Lucas 72 72, Jeff Inglis 72 72, N.J. Arnoldi 72 72, Quintin Wilsnach 75 69, Bryce McCabe 70 74, PH McIntyre 76 68, Morne Buys 69 75, Roberto Lupini 69 75
145 – Etienne Bond 73 72, Jacques P de Villiers 73 72, Divan Gerber 72 73, Damon Stephenson 72 73, Bennie van der Merwe 72 73, Malcolm Mitchell 75 70, Marco de Beer 70 75, Duane Keun 69 76, Jason Smith 69 76
146 – Gerrit Foster 72 74, Omar Sandys 74 72, Siphiwe Siphayi 72 74, Dongkwan Kim 74 72, Ruan Huysamen 69 77, Andrew van der Knaap 69 77
147 – Neal Herman 74 73, Andi Dill 77 70
148 – Wayne Stroebel 71 77
149 – Andre Cruse 73 76, Pieter Kruger 76 73, Maritz Wessels 76 73
150 – Gert Myburgh 73 77, Bryce Bibby 75 75, Stuart Smith 75 75, Allister de Kock 75 75, Tertius van den Berg 77 73, Tyron McComb 77 73
151 – Justin Levy 74 77, Siyanda Mwandla 74 77, Neezy Thubisi 74 77, Matthew Spacey 75 76, Gerard du Plooy 75 76, Jabulane Mabilane 77 74
152 – Teboho Sefatsa 76 76
154 – Russel Franz 78 76, John Mc Clean 80 74
155 – Byron Garvie 75 80, Thabang Simon 82 73
156 – Alpheus Kelapile 81 75
157 – Teagan Moore 75 82, Michael Dreyer 80 77
161 – CJ Levey 82 79
WDN – TB Mathebula 81 WDN, Irvin Mazibuko 80 WDN
RTD – Paul de Beer 77 RTD

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