18th October 2018 | Sunshine Tour
Enoch looking to apply experience at Parys
After a good showing on the European Challenge Tour, Cape Town Open champion Rhys Enoch is happy to be back to play in the Sunshine Tour’s Vodacom Origins of Golf at Parys Golf and Country Estate this week.
“It is good to be back, absolutely,” he said. “It has been a while. I have been up and down since April, so, I’m very excited to be here.”
Enoch finished 13th at the Zanaco Masters in Zambia in April, and returned to Europe to start his season on the Challenge Tour, where he finished in a share of ninth at the Monaghan Irish Challenge and in a share of sixth in the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge. He had two other top 20 finishes with his share of 13th in the Galgorm Resort and Spa Northern Ireland Open, and in the Swedish Challenge.
“I played nicely in Ireland. I have been playing nicely all summer to be honest,” said Enoch, who also qualified to play in The Open for the second time in his career. “Ever since The Open, I feel I’ve got some really good experience and some really good play under some pressure. I haven’t done quite as I hoped since then, results wise, but my game is pretty good.
“I am just more consistent. Each week, I think I am playing a bit better. My putting, I think, is probably held me back a fraction, but I putted nicely last week and I am looking forward to this week.”
Enoch is a little disappointed with his showing on the Challenge Tour. “To be honest, I probably missed three or four events on Challenge Tour because of playing The Open, so I finished just outside of top 70. That means I miss the post-season and I don’t get the 100 percent full card for next year which is slightly annoying because I played some good golf. It is fine, I will still play 20 events next year. The focus now is to play this event now, then Q-School in Europe and then the co-sanctioned events in South Africa in summer,” he said.
Although he hadn’t played the Parys Golf and Country Estate course before, he managed to get nine holes in ahead of his opening round on Thursday – and would be hoping for a return to the form which won him the Cape Town Open last year.