The Sunshine Tour heads to Fancourt in two weeks for the 72-hole, R4,5-million Dimension Data Pro-Am and it’s the perfect opportunity to make some Investec Cup points. Keith Horne was runner up in George last year and this time around he’ll look for a similar performance to help secure his position in the standings.
As it stands he is 34th in the Investec Cup rankings and needs to climb into the top 30 to earn a spot at the Investec Cup, which incorporates every Sunshine Tour event from the Telkom Business PGA Championship to the Tshwane Open. Bigger events offer more points, so the upcoming Dimension Data Pro-Am, Joburg Open, Africa Open and Tshwane Open are going have a big impact on the standings.
Horne has good memories at Fancourt and will look for a top-10 result. Last year he capped off the week with a birdie at the 18th to finish on 13-under-par, one shot behind winner Estanislao Goya.
Last year Trevor Fisher Junior won R3,5-million when he lifted the Investec Cup trophy and it became clear just how lucrative the event is for Sunshine Tour campaigners.
Horne has won seven times on tour, with his biggest paycheque coming at the Telkom Business PGA Championship in 2012. As it stands he is 44 points shy of 30th-placed Hennie Otto and needs to lock down his place at the finale. The Investec Cup is his target, but to get there will take four good weeks, starting at the Dimension Data Pro-Am.