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Rourke van der Spuy

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Rourke van der Spuy
Personal information
Full nameRourke van der Spuy
Born (1990-01-11) 11 January 1990 (age 30)
Durban, South Africa
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb; 12.8 st)
Nationality South Africa
ResidenceDurban
Career
CollegeUniversity of Troy
University of Columbus
Turned professional2012
Current tour(s)Sunshine Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour2

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Rourke Van Der Spuy (born 5 June 1990) is a South African professional golfer. He currently plays on the Sunshine Tour where He won twice in 2015 and 2018, the Sun Fish River Sun Challenge and the Mopani Redpath Zambia Open.[1]. As of March 2018 has played in 13 European Tour events and 4 Challenge Tour events.[2]. In 2017 He finished 298 on Road to Dubai.[3]

Golfer Rourke Van Der Spuy on MIllbrook Golf Range NZOPEN 2016

Professional career[edit]

Rourke van der Spuy turned professional in 2012. Since then he has played over 85 events in South Africa, America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. In September 2013, he achieved his first professional win at the Pre-Qualifier for the Web.Com Tour Qualifying School. He qualified for the Web.com Tour 2013 Price Cutter Charity Championship in Missouri where He made the cut.

After successfully qualifying third at the 2015 Sunshine Tour Qualifying School, He achieved the rare feat to become one the few rookies to win in their first year on tour.[4] The tournament was 2015 Sun Fish River Sun Challenge.[5] Based on a run of 9 successive cuts He won the Bobby Locke Trophy recognising him as the 2015 Sunshine Tour rookie of the year.[6]

In 2016 he made it to through to the final qualifying stage for the European Tour. He missed the cut to qualify a top 25 finish to earn a playing card 2017 European Tour.[7]

He won his second tournament the Zambia Open on the Sunshine Tour in April 2018.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2009 KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Golf Champion

Professional wins[edit]

Sunshine Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 16 Oct 2015 Sun Fish River Sun Challenge −12 (65-67=132) 1 stroke South Africa Merrick Bremner
2 29 Apr 2018 Mopani Redpath Zambia Open 2018 −16 (70-67-66-69=272) 4 strokes South Africa Justin Harding

References[edit]

  1. "Sunshine Tour Van der Spuy wins the Zambia Open". 24.com. 29 Apr 2018. Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.
  2. "Rourke Van der Spuy European Tour Career Record". 21 Aug 2018. Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.
  3. "2017 Road to Dubai on European Tour". 21 Aug 2018. Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.
  4. "2015 Sunshine Tour Qualifying School". 25 May 2015. Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.
  5. "sun fish river challenge achive". Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.
  6. "Van der Spuy claims Rookie of the Year". 24.com. 20 Nov 2015. Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.
  7. "Final Qualifying Stage – PGA Catalunya Resort PGA Catalunya Resort Girona, Spain 12 Nov 2016 - 17 Nov 2016". 17 Nov 2016. Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.

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