Rourke van der Spuy
|Rourke van der Spuy|
|Full name||Rourke van der Spuy|
|Born||11 January 1990|
Durban, South Africa
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||81 kg (179 lb; 12.8 st)|
|College||University of Troy|
University of Columbus
|Current tour(s)||Sunshine Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
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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.. As of March 2018 has played in 13 European Tour events and 4 Challenge Tour events.. In 2017 He finished 298 on Road to Dubai.
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. The tournament was 2015 Sun Fish River Sun Challenge. 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.
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.
He won his second tournament the Zambia Open on the Sunshine Tour in April 2018.
- 2009 KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Golf Champion
Sunshine Tour wins
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||16 Oct 2015||Sun Fish River Sun Challenge||−12 (65-67=132)||1 stroke||Merrick Bremner|
|2||29 Apr 2018||Mopani Redpath Zambia Open 2018||−16 (70-67-66-69=272)||4 strokes||Justin Harding|
- "Sunshine Tour Van der Spuy wins the Zambia Open". 24.com. 29 Apr 2018. Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.
- "Rourke Van der Spuy European Tour Career Record". 21 Aug 2018. Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.
- "2017 Road to Dubai on European Tour". 21 Aug 2018. Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.
- "2015 Sunshine Tour Qualifying School". 25 May 2015. Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.
- "sun fish river challenge achive". Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.
- "Van der Spuy claims Rookie of the Year". 24.com. 20 Nov 2015. Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.
- "Final Qualifying Stage – PGA Catalunya Resort PGA Catalunya Resort Girona, Spain 12 Nov 2016 - 17 Nov 2016". 17 Nov 2016. Retrieved 21 Aug 2018.
- Rourke van der Spuy at the European Tour official site
- Rourke van der Spuy at the PGA Tour official site
- Rourke van der Spuy at the Sunshine Tour official site
- Rourke van der Spuy at the Official World Golf Ranking official site
- Official website
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