Investec Cup update: Burmester booming

2015 Sun Windmill Challenge: Day 3Dean Burmester picked up his third win of the year at the Sun Windmill Challenge last week and added to his lead in the Chase to the Investec Cup with a handy 130 point bonus.

The 26-year-old began to accrue points with a victory at the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open, which marks the start of the Investec Cup season. Players on tour have the chance to make points at every event from Zimbabwe to the tournament preceding the Investec Cup in 2016.

Thus far Burmester has been dominant in the standings, having won for a second time in 2015 at the Lombard Insurance Classic, where he set a record low score of 23-under-par to win in Swaziland.

His latest victory was on local soil, but by no means was it a less resounding victory. The five-time Sunshine Tour champ closed out the final seven holes in seven-under-par at Bloemfontein Golf Club to lift his third trophy of the season.

The world number 143 also made gains in the Chase to the Investec Cup with his top results at the Zambia Sugar Open and the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

At present he has 966 Investec Cup points and leads Jean Hugo by more than 200. It will take a lot to dethrone the newest star of the Sunshine Tour, but the big events of summer offer up greater points and the standings could change very quickly.

But for now it’s all Burmester.

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