The 72-hole event will play out at Millvale Private Retreat over four days, with the leading points earners in the Chase to the Investec Cup getting the chance to compete.
Points are earned at every tournament from the 2015 Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open until the week preceding the Investec Cup in March next year.
The Sunshine Tour’s ‘summer swing’ is just around the corner and bigger events, such as those co-sanctioned by the European Tour, offer up more points. This means the stakes are about to be raised with players looking to cash in on points and earn their spot at the final event in the Chase to the Investec Cup.
“We are about to go into our busiest period of the season and the points become very important. It’s an exciting new initiative from Investec to have only 16 players competing for a significant prize fund and it should create a lot of interest from both the players and the fans,” said Grant Wilson, Chief Operating Officer of the Sunshine Tour.
“The Chase to the Investec Cup endeavours to reward the leading performers on the Sunshine Tour by giving them the opportunity to play in an elite tournament with a world-class prize fund, making it a potentially life-changing event for those competing,” he added.
The tournament already has a strong history, having attracted locals Charl Schwartzel, George Coetzee, Richard Sterne, Dawie van der Walt and Darren Fichardt in the past. Internationals Morten Orum Madsen, Richard Finch and Oliver Fisher have also tried their luck at Millvale in years gone by.
The 2016 Chase to the Investec Cup, with its new field and format, promises to be bigger and better than ever before.