Gerber expected to perform

Divan Gerber will be looking for a first win at the Sunshine Big Easy Tour event presented by Stonehage at Kempton Park this week, battling against 98 players for the winner’s portion of the R100 000 prize money.

The Bethlehem local has recorded three top 10 finishes in the four tournaments played thus far in 2011, and will have his sights set on a win before the Big Easy Tour takes a two-week rest before the second half of the series gets underway at ERPM Golf Club on July 5.

Sixth on the tour’s Order of Merit, the 22-year-old has recorded two ties for third place, one at Crown Mines in March and the second last week at Glendower, as well as a share of seventh place at Observatory in May.

The par 72 Kempton Park course holds seven water hazards and at 6289 metres, the shortest course thus far on tour, rewards players who shoot confidently.

Gerber, having shot a total of 32 birdies in the first four events, will look to course management to lower his bogey production and ensure a first win.

With each 2011 Sunshine Big Easy Tour event won by a different player, first place at Kempton Park is unreserved and Gerber looks set to perform.

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