The Sunshine Big Easy Tour presented by Stonehage returns to Benoni Country Club this week, where Jake Redman will look to cap off the first half of the season with success before attempting to qualify for The Open.
ÂThis tournament is really beneficial to me, because you stay up to date with tournament experience. IÂm headed to the United Kingdom straight after Benoni for The Open Local Final Qualifying, and itÂs really nice to be able to play just before I head over there,Â he said.
And the Fancourt representative is on track Â he has top-20 finishes to show for all four of the cuts he has made on the Sunshine Tour this year.
ÂMy game feels like itÂs all coming together. IÂve been working on a few things and the last few tournaments have gone well. IÂm just going to go out there and try to enjoy myself and not expect too much,Â he added.
The 25-year-old enjoys playing the 6,659-metre parklands course, and it showed when he shot 69, 71 to finish tied third in the Big Easy Benoni tournament last year.
ÂI always enjoy playing at Benoni,Â said Redman. ÂI played in the SA Amateur there in 2009 and have had fond memories ever since. I like it because it has a challenging layout, itÂs in good condition and it has good greens.Â
Redman was keen to conclude the first half of his 2012 campaign with a bang. He gave credit to the Big Easy Tour for paving his way to qualifying for The Open Championship.
ÂThe Big Easy Tour allows you to learn to deal with tournament pressure, and thatÂs something money canÂt buy. The Tour has been really beneficial for my progression and now things are going well,Â he said.