Kana excited ahead of RAM Cape Town Open debut

6th February 2019 | Sunshine Tour

Kana excited ahead of RAM Cape Town Open debut

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Kana excited ahead of RAM Cape Town Open debut

Member of the Gary Player Class and Sunshine Tour rookie Fezekile Kana says he is happy to finally make his debut in the RAM Cape Town Open, a tournament he has dreamed of playing since he was young.

The event returns to the oldest golf club in South Africa, Royal Cape, after it was moved to King David Mowbray last year due to the water problems which were affecting the Cape.

“It’s a good event and I’ve always wanted to play it,” he said. “I love coming to Cape Town and I am looking forward to playing this week. Just to be here is great. It is a nice city and I feel more like at home, because I am from Port Elizabeth.”

Royal Cape is known for its unforgiving wind and in the narrow and tight fairways which characterise this layout, a stray shot is easily taken by the wind. That’s a fact Kana isn’t worried about.

“I do not have stress about the wind at all,” Kana said. “I am from Port Elizabeth and I am used to it, and besides, I have been practising my low shots. When I was playing in Johannesburg, I had to come back and try and hit those knock-downs here. It has been fun trying to hit them again.”

The 27-year-old player starts this week with his confidence boosted after making his first cut in five starts at last week’s Eye of Africa PGA Championship where he finished 59th. “My game is feeling good. I received a tip from my buddy last week and it is working nicely. It carried me throughout last week’s tournament and I am hoping to continue with it this week.”

His ambitions for the remaining events of the season are clear. “I would like to play well for the upcoming tournaments and hopefully keep my card. That’s what I am looking forward to doing.”

The Gary Player Class is the Sunshine Tour’s development programme which benefits from the longstanding support of the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB), founded in 1999 by Johann Rupert as the official body for golf development in South Africa, as well as the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation (EEFF) in a collective effort to use golf to improve the lives of disadvantaged South Africans.

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