Jacques Kruyswijk has proven himself more than once during his rookie season, but this week at Ebotse Golf Estate he’ll face his biggest test yet when he squares off against the 30 best at the Big Easy Tour Championship.
The saying ‘good enough is old enough’ rings true for Kruyswijk, who celebrated his 21st birthday one week ago. In his first season on tour the Pretoria local took five top-10s on the Big Easy Tour and three top-15s on the Sunshine Tour.
Included in his Big Easy success was a playoff win at Big Easy Copperleaf, where he trumped Desne van den Berg on the first extra hole, giving huge fist pumps as his winning putt dropped.
“To win as a rookie is a big achievement, because I’ve been working really hard on my game. It’s great to be in the winner’s circle,” said Kruyswijk.
NAME: Jacques Kruyswijk
DATE OF BIRTH: 16 October 1992
LOW ROUND SCORE: 65
BIG EASY RANK: 02