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De Decker downs Palmer in marathon Swazi play-off

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He had a chance to win it in regulation on Friday, but in the end, it took Andre de Decker five extra holes before he was able to lift his first Sunshine Tour trophy as he won the Royal Swazi Spa Challenge. He downed Michael Palmer on the fifth play-off hole after they both finished […]

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Tough but rewarding balancing act for Norris

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“How can you compare anything to playing with Tiger, and to play with him at The Open, and to play with him when he plays himself into contention?” asked Shaun Norris from Royal Swazi Golf and Spa where he is making his first start on the Sunshine Tour this season. He was recalling the final […]

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Patience leads to brilliant finish for Davidse

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After patiently grinding his way through the day on Thursday, Keenan Davidse burst through with a five-hole closing sequence of eagle-birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie to move into a share of the lead in the Royal Swazi Spa Challenge. He finished up with an eight-under-par 64 to move to 10-under-par at the halfway mark. He shared the lead with […]

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Solid start for Nethunzwi eSwatini

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Musiwalo Nethunzwi shot a good opening round five-under-par to share second spot – two shots behind the leader Doug McGuigan – at the Royal Swazi Spa Challenge at Royal Swazi Spa Country Club on Wednesday. Nethunzwi opened his round with a birdie on first and picked up seven more shots with consecutive birdies from the […]

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McGuigan takes Swazi lead with bogey-free 65

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Doug McGuigan carded a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 on Wednesday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the R800,000 Royal Swazi Spa Challenge. His consistency gave him an edge over four players on five-under: Daniel van Tonder, Musiwalo Nethunzwi, Andre de Decker and Erhard Lambrechts all carded 67s, with a big group of […]

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Stone looking forward to week at Bridgstone

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Brandon Stone is hoping to make his presence felt when he makes his debut at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Ohio on Thursday. The three-time European Tour winner goes to Akron for the first time with his win at the Aberdeen Standard Investment Scottish Open 17 days ago still fresh on his […]

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Roos after redemption at Royal Swazi Spa Challenge

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He’s been pipped in a play-off twice at Royal Swazi Spa Country Club, but Jake Roos is hoping for better in this week’s R800,000 Royal Swazi Spa Challenge which tees off on Thursday. His last play-off defeat came back in May at the hands of the red-hot Justin Harding, who has gone on to break […]

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