Cape Town, the second Challenge Tour event

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Aron Zemmer, Gregorio De Leo and Pietro Bovari are ready to return to action in the second tournament of the Challenge Tour of the first four seasonal events, the Bain’s Whiskey Cape Town Open, which will take place in South Africa.

This is part of a calendar that includes 29 events in 18 countries on three different continents.

Challenge Tour, results

The fifth edition of this tournament is held in collaboration with the Sunshine Tour and will be held at the Royal Cape Golf Club, Cape Town.

The title is defended by Zimbabwean Benjamin Follett-Smith, a 29-year-old from Harare, who has also won on other tours, including the Sunshine Tour, the Big Easy Tour and the English Clutch Pro Tour. Among the participants, the presence of the Welshman Rhys Enoch, winner of the previous SDC Open, is expected.

However, the favorites seem to be the South African players, who are always numerous in these competitions. Deon Germishuys and Martin Rohwer, who finished second in Limpopo, are looking for revenge, while players such as Daniel Van Tonder, Jaco Ahlers, Gerhard Pepler, Louis Albertse, Jbe Kruger, Justin Harding, Justin Walters and Thomas Aiken are ready to compete for the title.

There are also many other competitors with ambitions of success, including the French Alexander Levy and Robin Sciot-Siegrist, the Finn Tapio Pulkkanen, the Dutch Lars Van Meijel, the Spanish neo-pro Angel Ayora and the English Ross McGowan, Sam Hutsby, Chris Paisley and Jamie Rutherford.

Furthermore, there are two former winners of the tournament, Swede Anton Karlsson (in 2020) and South African JC Ritchie (in 2021 and 2022). Aron Zemmer and Gregorio De Leo have already made their debuts in the SDC Open, with Zemmer taking a solid 21st place and De Leo cashing in with a 43rd place.

Pietro Bovari, on the other hand, is in his fourth race, after having participated in the first two on the DP World Tour in Australia and having faced the cut last week in the Challenge Tour. The prize money up for grabs for the Bain’s Whiskey Cape Town Open amounts to 350,000 dollars, approximately 323,000 euros, and promises to be an exciting competition.

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