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29th March 2023

Third time could be a charm for Du Plessis in Limpopo

The fifth edition of the Sunshine Tour’s Limpopo Championship hosted by the Limpopo Tourism Agency has drawn a quality field for the 30 March to 2 April tournament at the Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate, with Hennie du Plessis at the forefront of this challenge.

Du Plessis heads to the bushveld this week in great form following his runner-up finish in last week’s Jonsson Workwear Open, which was co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and DP World Tour.

His past form in Limpopo makes him one of the favourites this week. Du Plessis has twice finished second in this tournament. He lost in a four-man playoff in 2021 when Brandon Stone took the title, and then last year lost by three strokes to Poland’s Mateusz Gradecki.

Apart from a team victory, Du Plessis’ only individual victory on the Sunshine Tour came in the 2017 Vodacom Origins of Golf in Sishen. But the second place last week as well as his top 10 in December’s Investec South African Open suggests he’s building to another win soon.

The field includes Daniel van Tonder, who was also in that four-man playoff in 2021, as well as DP World Tour campaigner Deon Germishuys.

JJ Senekal and Stefan Wears-Taylor head to Euphoria as some of the most recent winners, with Senekal claiming victory on the European Challenge Tour’s swing in South Africa in February and Wears-Taylor breaking through with his maiden victory on the Sunshine Tour in March’s Mediclinic Invitational.

The young trio of Casey Jarvis, Martin Vorster and Yurav Premlall will also contest the total prize fund of R2 million.