Pros advice

Haydn Porteous lands JoBurg Open title

Powered by National Club Golfer


Young South African Haydn Porteous compiled a bogey-free 69 for a two-shot win and a place at the Open Championship alongside compatriot Zander Lombard and Anthony Wall of England.

This was the second straight week we had a South African 1-2 and Porteous, a Challenge Tour graduate, won it with a close-range birdie at the 14th and, despite missing further opportunities coming home, he found the par-5 last and two-putted to hold off Lombard.

Sweden’s Bjorn Akesson led after a hat-trick of birdies from the 8th but a three-putt at the 18th meant he missed out on a place at Royal Troon in July.

Wall's higher world ranking ensured he claimed the final place on offer.

Meanwhile Irish rookie Paul Dunne struggled to a 72 to finish five back while halfway leader Ross McGowan added a second straight 73 to tie for 10th.

What Porteous said: "Words can't describe how I feel. It's surreal to be honest. I've been battling with my golf for the last few months and hats off to [fitness coach] Garth Milne for all the strategy and game plan and gym.

"I started to hit a few fairways and a lot more greens and gave myself some chances to make birdie. Unfortunately the putts didn't go in, but I was keeping the pressure low and making sure I was going to be making par."



Keep up to date with all the latest news & videos
Latest News
  • AG News: Garcia named European Tour Golfer of the Year

    The Golfer of the Year – an award Ballesteros won on three occasions in 1986, ‘88 and ‘91 – is voted for by the golf media. He beat off competition from Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton and Rookie of the Year Jon Rahm...
    Read more

  • AG News: McDowell and Lowry come up just short as Stricker wins Shootout at 50

    Presidents Cup skipper Steve Stricker returned to the winner's circle after capturing the QBE Shootout with compatriot Sean O'Hair...
    Read more

  • AG News: Sharma completes fairy-tale week in South Africa

    Shubhankar Sharma showed no signs of nerves in notching up his first European Tour win plus the best of the action...
    Read more

More news
 View More Button
Latest Videos
  • Video: Top 5 Winter On-course Coaching Tips

    In this video, PGA Pro Nick Taylor brings us five tips to help players perform better on the green in winter...
    Read more

  • AG News: American Golf Christmas Ad 2017

    The 2017 American Golf Christmas ad has landed, and this year it is packed with amazing deals and offers. From golf balls and clothing through to golf clubs and equipment, there's sure to be something here to entice every golfer this festive season...
    Read more

  • Video: Winter On-course Coaching Tips - Chipping onto the green in winter

    Nick Taylor shows us how to chip onto the green in winter by offering some vital tips and hints to give you the best chance of success on the golf course...
    Read more

More news
View More Button