9th July 2019 | Sunshine Tour
Dreyer confident after slow start to rookie year
Despite not converting what was a positive start to his rookie season, Juran Dreyer is still aiming for a spot in the top 50 of the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit by the end of the season. He knows that has hard work lying ahead of him.
The 24-year-old player made the cut in his first two tournaments after he gained his playing card through Qualifying School. He had a share of 21st at the Mopani Redpath Zambia in March and the 65th at the Zanaco Masters a week later.
But then things went downward for the Schoeman Park Golf Club representative as he failed to qualify for the Investec Royal Swazi Open and also for the Lombard Insurance Classic. Dreyer also missed the cut at the Sun City Challenge and then at the KCB Karen Masters.
But it is not all lost for him as he still has a lot more tournaments to play before the end of the season.
“My goal this season is to finish in the top 50 on the Order of Merit and to go to the Tour Champs,” he said. “That is basically my main goal. But obviously there’s a few things that I will have to do first, but I feel very confident. There is still a long season ahead of us.”
He also feels the groundwork is done perfectly for him to achieve his goal. “The Sunshine Tour is obviously a great tour. I started well on my rookie season. Obviously not a great few tournaments after that, but I am getting there. I believe in a process and not the results, basically. Everything is perfect here. Everything they do for us is amazing and I love it. It is a good environment to be in and with all the competitive players it also helps a lot.”
With six tournaments played so far this season, Dreyer stands at 67th on the Order of Merit with R37,000. He occupies the fifth spot in the race for rookie of the year, R309,000 behind Garrick Higgo who leads.