Vaughn victorious on the Wild Coast


Vaughn GroenewaldVaughn Groenewald clinched a one-shot victory at the Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge after shooting 32 on the back nine to finish the week on 12-under-par.

“It’s an amazing feeling to win. I started well and kept on going today, playing for greens in regulation and relying on my putter, which is hot at the moment. I’m really happy that I pulled it off,” he said.

Groenewald went nine years without a trophy until he won the Zambia Sugar Open in April.

Now at Wild Coast Sun Country Club he added another piece of silverware and proved that he’s still got it.

The big man became a four-time winner on tour with a final round of 67 that put him one stroke ahead of runner-up Mark Williams.

The future now looks bright for Groenewald, who rose to second in the Chase to the Investec Cup.

“For the Investec Cup it means a lot of points and I want to try to win it this year. I’ve also decided to try for the European Tour at the end of the year, but my goal is to make it by playing well at co-sanctioned tournaments,” he said.