Investec Cup: Burmester on the cusp

15_INV_FEB23_WEBADean Burmester got married last November and with his wife Mel is expecting a first child, which is good inspiration for him to make the Investec Cup and claim a piece of the Bonus Pool prize fund.

The Chase to the Investec Cup is at its climax and last week at the Dimension Data Pro-Am Burmester picked up more than 150 points for his share of 12th.

The upcoming Joburg Open, Africa Open, and Tshwane Open are the final three tournaments before the finale, which pits the top 30 points earners against one another.

Points are earned at every tournament from the 2014 Telkom Business PGA Championship until the 2015 Tshwane Open. Bigger tournaments, such as those co-sanctioned with the European Tour, offer up more points.

As it stands Burmester is 34th in the rankings and needs one more push to claim a place amongst the top 30. Trevor Fisher’s R3.6-million haul for winning last year’s Investec Cup will be in the back of everyone’s mind for the next three weeks.

Nappies are expensive and Burmester has a real chance to get some extra cash in the bank through the Investec Cup. As it stands he is less than 50 points away from making it, but over the next few weeks the standings are likely to change dramatically. It will take some good results from the 2013 Polokwane Classic winner to ensure a berth amongst the top 30.

Heading up the list is young sensation Danie van Tonder, who shared third place at Fancourt last week and has been a consistent contender for the last 12 months.

Dimension Data Pro-Am champion Branden Grace rose to second on the points list, courtesy of his victory on Sunday and his win at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at the end of last year.

“I’m going to America for the World Golf Championships, but after that I’ll try to make it back here for the Tshwane Open and then hopefully the Investec Cup,” he said.

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