Erik went to the University of Minnesota, and was the 2012 Minnesota State Amateur Champion. He was a three-time Regional NCAA participant and has represented South Africa twice at Junior level. He captained the University of Minnesota Golf Team.
2015 was a year that encompassed several impressive performances, made up of five top-10 finishes. These include a T5 at the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open, a T4 at the Sun Sibaya Challenge, a T5 at the Zambia Open, a T3 at the Zimbabwe Open and T10 at the Tshwane Open.
He also started 2016 solidly after coming T18 and T22 in the BMW SA Open and Joburg Open respectively.