Bujela makes turnaround at Limpopo Championship

8th March 2019 | Sunshine Tour

Bujela makes turnaround at Limpopo Championship

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Bujela makes turnaround at Limpopo Championship

Sipho Bujela has had a terrible season. He hasn’t a single cut in 11 starts, but he feels he can pull out a win this week after he made his first cut after the second round at the Limpopo Championship at Euphoria Golf & Lifestyle Estate on Friday.

Bujela, who is in danger of losing his Sunshine Tour card, had his hopes revived after shooting four-under-par to make a total of six-under for the week at the halfway mark.

“With the way I am going, I can pick up a win here,” he said. “I did not have a good season, but I have put in some work. I skipped Cape Town Open and Dimension-Data Pro-Am to work on my game. It is paying off and I am really happy. The scores are not that deep and if I get it going nicely and keep doing what I am doing, I have got a good chance.

“It is everyone’s dream to make a turnaround,” he said. “We all want to see ourselves up there on the leaderboard consistently. It is a good feeling to see myself up there. I haven’t been in this position in a while. It shows that I still have it. It is just a confidence booster. I am looking forward to the weekend.”

The 29-year-old player has played the course well. “I am very pleased, to be honest,” he said. “This is a very challenging course. My game plan was just to keep it in play to give myself chances to make birdies. I only hit my driver three times today and most of the time I have been hitting my three-wood which I am more comfortable with. That really worked out. My putting was pretty good as well. I am very happy.

“Yesterday my tee-shots were not as good as today. Today I have found a lot of fairways, I think I missed three fairways in total and that gives you a chance to find greens. The greens are so good and I am now confident on them. My ball striking has been pretty okay this week. My short game has been pretty good. That really saved me. You need that balance if your irons are a little bit off, your short game must be solid and I did that pretty good.”

The Soweto Country Club representative feels he is growing as a player. “It is a bit tough. Scheduling sometimes becomes a challenge. You need to work your way around. Travelling all over and having to adjust are some of the things that you need to deal with. It is not easy if you are not in a good space in your game, but I am enjoying the journey and it has been pretty good.”

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