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24th March 2023

Coetzee inspires Scottish pro in Jonsson Workwear Open

JOHANNESBURG (Gauteng) – Scottish professional Ewen Ferguson was delighted to be able to tick off a personal goal of his in Friday’s second round of the Jonsson Workwear Open at The Club at Steyn City. He played his first round of golf with South Africa’s George Coetzee, whom he’s always admired.

“It was nice to play with George Coetzee. I’ve always admired him and it was cool to play with him and try and impress him and I think I managed to do that which was fun,” Ferguson said after his second round of 69 to place him on nine under par overall.

The 26-year-old Ferguson said Coetzee, a five-time winner on the DP World Tour, has always been a role model for him as to what a successful professional represents.

“I’ve always been a fan of the DP World Tour since I was young and I’ve always just noticed George and seen him at events that I went to. We used to share the same coach and I’ve always looked up to him. He’s just a very successful golfer and I think that’s ultimately what we all want to be.” – Michael Vlismas