Martin motoring to Kempton Park

Martin du Toit led heads to the Sunshine Big Easy Tour’s Kempton Park tournament this week on the back of a second-place finish in Zambia. He’s the man to beat in Johannesburg.

 

“It’s still the same approach: hit the ball straight and putt it in the hole. I do feel a bit like I’m moving in the right direction, so hopefully I can my game on this high level,” he said.

 

With eight of his last 12 rounds in the 60s, the professional golf coach has led by example and this week at Kempton Park Golf Club will contest yet again.

 

“Out of my last 12 rounds I’ve had eight in the sixties, so my game has been heading upwards. The biggest factor is that I’ve had a hot putter, and that is really how you score well,” he said.

 

Looking to fend off the charge and defend his title is Jeff Inglis, who last year reached 13-under-par after 36 holes and clinched the win.

 

In his 11 years on tour, Inglis has carded 1001 birdies during tournament play, due largely to his solid ball-striking. If he finds his rhythm this week it will be difficult for his contenders to match his pin-point accuracy.

 

Looking to continue a good rookie run is Desne van den Bergh, who birdied the 17th and 18th last week to finish tied-fourth at the Zambia Sugar Open.

 

The young gun, who hits the ball a country mile, strung together four solid rounds for his first big cheque of the year. He’ll only need two this week.

 

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