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30th April 2024

SA golf champions gather for inaugural Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq

The Sunshine Tour tees off its new 2024/25 season this week with a new tournament in the Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq, which features a unique format aimed at showcasing a gathering of champions throughout South African golf all chasing a first prize of R1 million.

The 34-player field for this week’s tournament, which will be played at Royal Johannesburg Golf Club’s East Championship Course from 2-5 May with live coverage on SuperSport, has brought together the winners from all corners of South African golf competing over a nine-hole format that they will play twice each day for four days.

Golf fans will be treated to a stadium-like atmosphere around what will serve as both the ninth and 18th greens, giving unrivalled viewing access to a selection of the finest golf talent in the men’s, women’s and amateur game in South Africa. There will also be a separate competition for the leading golfers from the South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA).

Champions from various sectors of South African golf have qualified to compete in a tournament offering R2.5 million in total prize money, but with a lucrative R1 million up for grabs to the professional winner.

The Sunshine Tour will be represented by all of its available champions from last season and led by Ryan van Velzen, the winner of last season’s Sunshine Tour Order of Merit delivered by The Courier Guy.

Robin Williams, the winner of the Sunshine Tour’s Fortress Rookie of the Year last season, will also tee it up.

The Sunshine Ladies Tour will be represented by a selection of this season’s winners including South Africa’s Cara Gorlei, Casandra Alexander and Gabrielle Venter, as well as India’s Tvesa Malik and Scotland’s Kylie Henry.

The Altron Big Easy Tour, the main feeder tour for the Sunshine Tour, will feature Order of Merit winner Leon Vorster.

And elite South African amateur golf will be represented by Altin van der Merwe, winner of the inaugural Africa Amateur Championship at Leopard Creek in February and who also recently won the Sunshine Tour Qualifying School, as well as top GolfRSA women’s amateur Kesha Louw.