In the Benoni Country Club event on the Sunshine Big Easy Tour presented by Stonehage, David Hewan will be aiming for top honours in the R100,000 tournament on Thursday and Friday.
Hewan recorded a top-15 finish in each of the last three Sunshine Big Easy Tour events, and took a career-best second-place finish on the Sunshine Tour in the Vodacom Origins of Golf event at Wild Coast Sun Country Club last week.
The Johannesburg Country Club professional represented South Africa three times as an amateur before a fine rookie year in 2008, the highlight of which was a tie for sixth at the Vodacom Championship.
He went on to enjoy relative success during 2009 with two finishes in the top-20, but consistent performance evaded Hewan.
2010 would be a similar story for the 29-year-old as he showed his talent when he took sixth in the Nashua Masters, but struggled to produce results consistently.
This year has seen Hewan develop his game and record eight top-20 finishes, indicative that he has introduced consistency to his game.
2011 did not begin well, however. Hewan missed cuts in all four of the tournaments he played during January and the pressure to perform began to mount.
But he soon found his groove with a share of 49th at the Telkom PGA Championship in February, and has since recorded only one finish outside the money.
The highlight of his year so far came at the Vodacom Origins of Golf event last week, where he finished second, one stroke behind winner Darren Fichardt.
The field contained many players with cards for the Asian and European Tour circuits, but Hewan proved his mettle by keeping them at bay with two consecutive rounds of 66.
With a season that has gone from strength to strength, Hewan will head to Benoni Country Club looking to tick the final box and take his first tournament win.