Jared Harvey (@JaredHarvey88) has filled the 2014 season with four top-five results, including a playoff loss in Swaziland, and he’ll continue to look for a maiden win when he tees up in the Sun City Challenge, which starts Wednesday at the Lost City Golf Course.
“It was very close to lose out in a playoff, so I’m trying to carry on. I’m not going to put pressure on myself to win, instead I’ll try to keep playing well and see if the door finally opens,” he said.
The 25-year-old’s career has grown through the years and he’s come a long way since winning on the Big Easy Tour at Gary Player Country Club back in 2012.
This year Harvey has grown on tour and ranks 27th on the Order of Merit. Playing the weekend at the Africa Open and Tshwane Open earlier this year were the first signs that he’s stepped up into the category of permanent contender. This season he’s missed just three cuts, but his focus for this week will be on a top finish rather than just survival.
Last year at Lost City the Durban local carded rounds of 68, 73, 67 to finish sole fourth. He spent the entire week in the mix and showed true affinity for the 6387-metre course.
Patience is a virtue for Harvey, but he’ll surely chase the win this week knowing full well that his game is good and the course suits his eye.
“You know in the back of your mind that you’re there, that you can go that one step further. You’re so close that there’s nothing that should hold you back from crossing that line, and that’s my motivation,” he said.