Young, talented: Erik van Rooyen (No.8)

2016 Joburg Open: Day 2Now a full-time member of the Sunshine Tour, Van Rooyen seems to be playing some of his best golf.

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.

 

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