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23rd May 2019 | Sunshine Tour

On target: accurate drivers so far

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On target: accurate drivers so far

While it isn’t the only requirement for good scores in any round of golf, accuracy off the tee, however, is certainly a major aspect of one’s game which should always be on point.

While member of the Gary Player Class, Yubin Jung, is perched at the summit of the standings with an 85.71 per cent accuracy off the tee, he has started a single event this season – the Lombard Insurance Classic where he missed the cut. Second after Jung, and with two events played up to now, veteran Adilson Da Silva is the most accurate player this season so far, with 78.57 per cent of his drives landing on the desired spots. Da Silva has history, as he is world-renowned for his accuracy off the tee, having topped the logs many times on the European Tour and the Asian Tour.

The closest player to being as accurate as Da Silva, and having played two events or more is another member of the Gary Player Class, Thanda Mavundla, who sits third on 69.64 per cent while rookie and former Wigan Athletic youth football player Ryan O’Neill follows in fourth position.

Known to be straight off the tee, another veteran, Wallie Coetsee, takes the fifth spot after his efforts in the Mopani Redpath Greendoor Logistic Zambia Open, Zanaco Masters and the Lombard Insurance Classic. His accuracy measured 68.75 per cent with Sweden’s Jonathan Agren closely following in sixth position with a driving accuracy of 64.94 per cent after the three tournaments he has played.

Tied for the seventh spot is the trio of Ryan Cairns, Theunis Bezuidenhout and Nigeria’s Andrew Odoh at 64.29 per cent while the defending champion of the Sun City Challenge, Neil Schietekat at 62.70 per cent, makes up the top 10 of the standings.

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