Resurgent Mulroy wins in Parys

20th October 2018 | Sunshine Tour

Resurgent Mulroy wins in Parys

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Resurgent Mulroy wins in Parys

Garth Mulroy fired in back-to-back birdies in the last three holes en route to winning the Vodacom Origins of Golf on a total of 10-under-par 206 at Parys Golf and Country Estate, on Saturday.

“I was few shots back always, two, three, four behind Keith (Horne) all day,” he said about capitalising on an opportunity presented by Horne, the overnight leader who was his playing partner, after he made a double-bogey on 13th which narrowed the three-shot gap he had opened.

“He (Horne) got an unlucky break on one of the holes on back nine. He made a double and that opened the door a little bit, but the other guys on eighth to ninth made a few shots ahead of me too. So, I knew I needed a good and strong finish. I said to my caddie, that we need to make some now and I would putt the next two holes. I left it to the last three. I was just fortunate enough to be one ahead,” he said.

The winner of the 2008 Vodacom Origins of Golf Arabella said it also helped him to keep a close eye on Horne as they navigated the course. “It gets you more focused, when you are in contention and in the end,” he said.

“Obviously, playing with Keith who was leading. I always got an eye on him. I am generally a scoreboard watcher to see if someone keeps me interested and to see when you are not in contention or where you are. Yeah, it was nice. I think it came back quickly after I haven’t been around for a while. As soon as I got excited, I got a few results.”

He fired in rounds of 67, 69 and 70 to claim the title.

The four-time Sunshine Tour winner is now looking forward to playing at his home province, KwaZulu Natal. next week at the Sun Sibaya Challenge “I am playing and it is always nice to play at home. I played Selborne which is pretty close to home too, few weeks ago. I played well there. I got some momentum and I played well here. Hopefully, I will take that to next week and then up to Europe for Q-school,” he said.

Mulroy also thanked Vodacom for the series events. “Thanks to Vodacom. They put up a lot of money for the guys on the Sunshine Tour. It is always nice to come and play at their events. You see a lot of the same faces. There is also get a bit of friendship going there too. Without a big sponsor like that, it would be a tough year for the guys at home.”

Qualifying school graduate, Fredrik From of Sweden, shared second spot with Chris Cannon of England on 9-under-par 207. While Horne finished one shot behind them.

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