Investec Cup update: Christiaan gains ground

INV_05_OCT_15Christiaan Basson became a four-time winner on the Sunshine Tour last week and rose to 10th in the Chase to the Investec Cup courtesy of his victory.

The 33-year-old took won by one shot at St. Francis Links after carding 69 on Saturday, which gave him 130 points in the Chase.

Basson’s consistency throughout the year has been crucial in his bid to make the Investec Cup tournament, which is an elite 30-man tournament due to run in early 2016.

In 13 starts this season he;s fallen outside the points on four occasions, but outside of those hiccups it has been a solid year for the Cape Town local, who ranks 43rd on the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit.

His biggest points haul was the 130 that he picked up last weekend, but prior to that he gained an impressive 85 points at the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open, which was the first tournament in the Chase to the Investec Cup.

The King David Golf Club professional remains 450 points shy of Chase leader Dean Burmester and needs to continue making points in order to close down the gap.

Basson’s recent victory has gone a long way in helping him to make the top of the points list and it’s time now for him to consolidate on the achievement and keep the points ticking over.

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