Jaco Prinsloo won on the third hole of a three-way playoff in a frenzied final-round chase to Players Champion glory at Dainfern Golf Estate on Sunday.
WATCH|GOLFER STRIKES 4 BALLS INTO THE WATER AT 17TH HOLE AT SAWGRASS On a day not for the faint-hearted as the last groups attacked the leaderboard with red numbers, Jaco Prinsloo, Jake Roos and Daniel van Tonder all ended up
policy play connected for the lead on 25-under. Playing the par-five 18th again, both Prinsloo and Van Tonder eagled the hole as Roos fell out. That took the 2 of them back to the 18th tee. ENJOY|BRYSON DECHAMBEAU HITTING
BOMBS AT BAY HILL Jaco Prinsloo revealed nerves of steel as his 2nd found the greenside bunker, and he then pitched out
to within 3 feet to make birdie.
Van Tonder matched him with a birdie of his own, taking them back to the 18th tee again. Van Tonder pulled his drive, however then produced an incredible shot from the left rough to simply short of the green. He
broke to six feet, however missed his birdie putt. That left Jaco Prinsloo to hole his two-foot putt for birdie and his second Sunlight Tour triumph.”The playoff
was almost the simpler part. Just arriving was more nerve-wracking,” said a relieved Prinsloo.”Jake, Daniel and myself are all buddies, and fortunately today I came out on top. To get this title is really unique. I need to thank the Sunlight Trip for making this tournament possible. I like this golf course and the entire atmosphere here.”It was barely unexpected that 4 incredible days of low-scoring golf must end in a playoff for
this Sunlight Trip occasion. The leading players never ever relented on the last day as they kept building on the lead with a variety of birdies.
And the closing holes again offered the chances. Roos birdied 2 of the final 3 holes for a 63 and to set the clubhouse target at 25-under par. Van Tonder then eagled the par-five 18th for the second day in succession to join him on 25-under with a last round of 65. And Jaco Prinsloo had the best opportunity of all as he towered above an eagle putt on 18 to win outright. However the miss and resultant birdie earned him a 65 and the final location in the three-way playoff. Thriston Lawrence closed with the low round of the week, a fantastic 62 that saw him birdie 6 of the last 7 holes. He ended up tied fourth
on 22-under par together with Jean Hugo. The Sunlight Trip stays in Gauteng this week for the R1 million Gauteng Championship
at the Ebotse Links. Source