Jake upbeat at Mount Edgecombe

2014 Lombard Insurance Classic: Day 2Jake Redman recorded a top-five finish last week and wants to carry his good form across to the Sun Sibaya Challenge, which begins on Wednesday at Mount Edgecombe Country Club.

Last Friday at the Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge he shot a final-round 65 to rise into a share of fourth place alongside Sunshine Tour stalwarts Keith Horne, Jacques Blaauw and Shaun Norris.

“I had a good week on the Wild Coast and was happy with my performance,” said Redman. “Being in contention for the first time in a while gives you confidence, which is what you need in this game, so I’m feeling good coming into the week.”

The 28-year-old has been in the mix several times this year and recorded top-20 results at the Zambia Sugar Open and the Vodacom Origins of Golf at Langebaan.

He’s been playing consistently over the last two months and has made four cuts in his last six starts on tour.

“It was nice to see the work pay off last week and to give the leaders a run in the final round. It’s taken a bit of time to get it there and I’ve been working hard since December last year. I’ve made a lot of changes to my swing and I’ve had to be patient while it comes together,” he said.

Redman has come close in the past, most notably sharing second at the Lombard Insurance Classic last year. His game is on the upswing and this looks to be a promising week in Durban for him.

“I’m excited for the week and really impressed with the golf course. There’s a lot of moisture in the air, so the ball doesn’t fly that far and you don’t know what the weather will do, so we’ll deal with whatever comes,” he said.

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