Chris Swanepoel is the type of Sunshine Tour professional who patiently waits for his time to come. That outlook has kept him ready to clinch a win when it’s on offer and he’s won three times in his career.
This week at the Nedbank Affinity Cup Swanepoel was looking for win number four, but he’s keeping that relaxed attitude and enjoying the week, regardless of what happens.
“We had a lekker thunderstorm earlier,” he said. “It’s always nice to be in the bush and get the smell of the rain and grass. I feel like I’m on the up and need to focus on playing the right shots in the moment.”
The 29-year-old was off to a sweet start when he shot 66 on Tuesday to join a share of second place alongside Trevor Fisher Jnr, Morne Buys, Shaun Norris and Oliver Bekker.
“I’ve been hitting it well since last week,” said Swanepoel. “It was good fun out there and I didn’t make a bogey, which is always the right way to start off a tournament.”
His last win came at the 2012 Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open, but he posted two top-five finishes earlier this year. The patience game is one Swanepoel knows how to play, and this week he’ll surely be there waiting in the wings to clinch victory number four.