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Wimpy breakfast carries Korb into lead

5th November 2020

Wimpy breakfast carries Korb into lead


By Michael Vlismas

Ruan Korb woke up on Thursday morning, saw the bad weather that would force a delayed start of the second round of the Time Square Casino Challenge at Wingate Park Country Club, and decided the best way to prepare for it was a Wimpy breakfast with his girlfriend.

And it worked.

Korb signed for a sublime 64 that took him to the top of the leaderboard of this Sunshine Tour event on 13 under par, giving him a three-stroke clubhouse lead before bad light forced a suspension of the second round.

First-round leader Deon Germishuys kept within touching distance of the lead on 10 under par following a 70, while Martin Rohwer was also on that total with two holes to play.

“We are staying quite close to the golf course so when I woke up I knew there was going to be a delay. That’s when I decided to take my girlfriend for a lekker Wimpy breakfast,” said Korb.

Whether it was the Farmhouse special or the flapjacks, it had the desired result for a golfer who in his first tournament after lockdown finished third in the Betway Championship and decided right there that 2020 was going to be his year.

“During lockdown I didn’t practice much at all. I hit maybe 200 balls into a net. That was it. But when we came back I just had this feeling it was going to be my year. It’s a weird feeling, but in that first tournament I hit the ball really well and just felt it was going to be a better year than last year.”

This is the first time Korb is leading a Sunshine Tour event.

“It nice to see my name on top of the leaderboard. I’m feeling positive. I enjoy Wingate because I used to be a member here for four years. I always like coming back to play it.”

Korb is also keenly aware of what a win could mean for him.

“I always knew this was going to be a big week. A win will make me exempt for all three of the upcoming European Tour co-sanctioned tournaments.”

And a big pay day in one of those can buy a few Wimpy breakfasts.

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