Gerber has been in contention several times this season, most notably at Big Easy Kempton Park where he followed an opening 64 with a second-round 68 to force a playoff. A wayward drive during the first playoff hole destroyed his chance at victory, but he none-the-less shared second.
A month late he carded an impressive 69 during the final round at Big Easy Houghton to secure a share of sixth place, and a month further along the timeline he tied for fifth at Big Easy Royal Johannesburg & Kensington.
The Bethlehem Golf Club professional has five money finishes from nine starts on the Big Easy this season, but is a mercurial player. When it goes well for Gerber, it goes very well. That makes the 25-year-old a dangerous man for the Big Easy Tour Championship at Ebotse Golf Estate, where he could produce the same magic that earned him a win at Big Easy Maccauvlei back in 2011.
With a collective seven top-five results spanning his three years on the Big Easy Tour, Gerber certainly presents a threat to the title at Tour Champs.
NAME: Divan Gerber
DATE OF BIRTH: 25 August 1988
LOW ROUND SCORE: 64
BIG EASY RANK: 15