The 23-year-old has shown great maturity on the Sunshine Tour this year, finishing tied fourth at the Zambia Sugar Open and tied 19th at the Lombard Insurance Classic.
On the Big Easy Tour his long hitting has been crucial to his five top-20 results, but the diamond in his season has been a sole second finish at Big Easy Copperleaf, where he took Jacques Kruyswijk to a playoff before conceding victory.
A share of 10th at Big Easy ERPM was the final icing to van den Bergh’s regular season and earned him 16th place on the Order of Merit.
The Vaal de Grace professional has battled at the top of the leaderboard enough times to understand what it takes to win, and will be a dark horse at Tour Champs.
NAME: Desne van den Bergh
DATE OF BIRTH: 20 October 1989
LOW ROUND SCORE: 67
BIG EASY RANK: 16