IGT Pro Tour with Esther Francis and Centurion Country Club93594238415">Jc Ritchie at Centurion Country Club.
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And the leaders are off!! Danie Van Tonder -9, , JC Ritchie -7, Ockert Strydom -7, Juan Swart -6, Damian Naicker -4, Carlos Arroyo -4, Warren Pretorius -4 and Jacques Kruyswijk -2
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The pack including the likes Ockert Strydom, Juan Swart, Jc Ritchie, Damian Naicker, Warren Pretorius and Carlos Arroyo will be chasing our overnight leader, Danie van Tonder hard today for the title IGT Pro Tour CENTURION CHAMPION!
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Tournament leader Danie van Tonder made this short but tricky a put yesterday during the 3rd Round of the CENTURION CHAMPIONSHIP! #IGT #CenturionChampionship #IGTproGolfTour We are broadcasting live via www.igtgolf.org from 12pm today.
IGT Pro Tour with Danie van Tonder and Danie van Tonder at Centurion Country Club.
Van Tonder takes charge in Centurion
TSHWANE, 29 June 2016 – Benoni pro Danie van Tonder will take a two shot lead into the final round of the Centurion Championship as he goes in search of a second IGT Tour title this season at Centurion Country Club on Thursday.
The Ebotse player came into day three in a tie for the lead and was still deadlocked for the lead with JC Ritchie and joint overnight leader Ockie Strydom after a rather messy front nine. A stunning back nine of 32 saw Van Tonder pull clear of the pack as he made four birdies in the first five holes on his way to a round of 68 and a nine under par total.
Ritchie and Strydom are Van Tonder’s closest challengers at seven under after clocking in with respective rounds of 69 and 70.
Centurion’s Juan Swart, who also shared the overnight lead, returned a 71 to finish at six under.
Damian Naicker carded a 69 to finish a further two strokes adrift in a tie for fifth with amateurs Carlos Arroyo and Warren Pretorius, who both signed for 70s.
Van Tonder bogeyed his opening hole, but managed to offset the bogey and two more drops at 13 and 14 with birdies at 12, 15 and 17. He birdied the first and second right after the turn and notched another brace of birdies at four and five to move into the top spot.
He was delighted to have a bit of a cushion going into the final round.
“It was a bit of a slow start, but I stayed patient and got my rewards in the end,” he said. “Patience is one of the key things I’ve learned since turning pro. “I rode my luck at times today on the back nine, and got away with a few bad shots but other than that I played really well, so I’m pretty happy. I hit it really close for three tap-in birdies, but I also let a few slip.
“I knocked in a three-footer for birdie at the first and a seven-footer at the second for another birdie and that gave me some momentum on the back nine. The putt at four was a long one, about 15 feet, and I chipped in the last birdie at five.
“It always helps that the course is in such fantastic condition and the weather’s been nearly perfect; just a little chilly in the mornings.
“I feel good about my game and it’s great to have a 72-hole event to really test the work I’ve been doing on my game. It’s really nice to have a chance going into the final day.”
Van Tonder turned pro in 2011 and spent his rookie season competing on the country’s premier development Tour. He won 10 times, a record which still stands, and notched his 11th IGT Tour title in March when he staved off American Zachary Portemont to win the Houghton Challenge.
THIRD ROUND SCORES
207 - Danie Van Tonder 68 71 68
209 - JC Ritchie 71 69 69, Ockert Strydom 74 65 70
210 - Juan Swart 68 71 71
212 - Damian Naicker 75 68 69, Carlos Arroyo AMA 69 73 70, Warren Pretorius AMA 66 76 70
214 - Jacques Kruyswijk 72 73 69
215 - Christopher Van der Merwe AMA 71 73 71, Shaun Bernstein AMA 70 74 71, Dwayne Coetzee 71 73 71, Ruan Conradie AMA 72 70 73
216 - Alex Van Heerden AMA 71 73 72
217 - Garth Wolter 71 76 70, Hayden Griffiths AMA 75 72 70, Chris Van Tonder AMA 74 71 72
218 - Matthew Vogel 72 78 68, Andrew Carlsson AMA 74 73 71, Brendan Britten (NAM) 77 69 72, Nobuhle Dlamini (SWA) 73 72 73, Matthew Spacey 73 69 76
PHOTO - Danie van Tonder; credit CJ du Plooy.
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Brendan Britten shoots 30 on his back nine
Brendan Britten (NAM) shoots 30 on his back nine to rush back in contention on day 2 of the Centurion Championship 2016! #LowNine #IGTgolf #GFGacademy ... See MoreSee Less
Michael John GodfreyBrilliant he's definitely going to make the big time!!! Let me know how he goes in the next two rounds!!17 hours ago
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