The 2014 Rookie of the Year runner-up took his biggest catch of 210 points at the Mopani/Redpath Zambia Open, where he finished sole third.
In seven events he’s clocked up points six times, and his consistency has been rewarded.
A share of 14th at the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open was the first time he moved upwards in the Chase, and his most recent take home was a tasty 35 points for finishing sixth at the Vodacom Origins of Golf at Langebaan Country Estate.
The Chase to the Investec Cup began at this year’s Zimbabwe Open and includes all events on the Sunshine Tour schedule, ending with the tournament prior to the finale – the Investec Cup. Bigger events, such as those co-sanctioned with the European Tour, offer up more points.
West, like many of the Sunshine Tour regulars, is able to make the finale through consistent good form and it’s crucial for him to keep picking up points.
So far this season he’s managed to achieve that, but he’ll need to remain within the bounds of the top 30 if he wants to play at Millvale Private Retreat next March.