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THE SECOND EDITION OF LIMPOPO CHAMPIONSHIP A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

February 02, 2020

Limpopo Province; Euphoria Golf & Lifestyle Estate: JC Ritchie has done it again by defending his title, winning the 2nd edition of Limpopo Championship at Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate on the 2nd February 2020.  This is after he won the inaugural golf tournament last year. The partnership between Limpopo Tourism (LTA) and Sunshine Tour took the event to international status this year as it drew over 100 European based players through European Challenge Tour.   

Speaking on the sidelines of the tournament JC Ritchie said, “It’s extremely special to have defended here. To play that kind of golf on the weekend around here is special because it’s tough here. I watched guys make bogeys from everywhere, which they never do. So, it was ideal for my game plan. It has been a brilliant ball-striking all week long. I have not been this in control of my game in a long time, so I am happy. I wish to thank Sunshine Tour and Limpopo Tourism for the opportunity”.

To make his defense more special is the fact that he went around the Euphoria trach bogey-free both Saturday and Sunday. 

LTA CEO, Ms. Nomasonto Ndlovu, could not hide her excitement over their second successful tournament and she said, “We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate JC Ritchie for being crowned the champion of the Limpopo Championship for the second time in a row. Through this tournament we were not only able to raise our sports tourism profile to the world but to also position destination Limpopo as a leading tourism destination in the country. We could have not have succeeded alone had it not been for our partners, Sunshine Tour and European Challenge Tour. We wish to thank them so much help put us on the world

map as this event was live streamed. We also thank the management of the two golf courses, Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle and Coro Creek Golf Estates for working with us and offering their venues for the success of this tournament. We are excited as the world has been able to see the beauty of this part of the province and what it has to offer. It’s our wish that the players come back to explore more of our many offerings”. 

Mr. Thomas Abt, the Deputy Commissioner of Sunshine Tour, said, “We are very excited about the fantastic week of golf. It’s been amazing to have brought over 100 international players to Limpopo for this tournament to showcase what the province has to offer, particularly that two courses have been used this week, Koro Creek and Euphoria. We will continue to work with Limpopo Tourism Agency to bring more golfers to this province”.

The total prize money for the tournament is R3.5 million that will be shared amongst the players. The following are the top 5 winners with their scores and prize money:

   No.

  Name of Golfer

Country

Par

Winnings SAR

1

JC Ritchie

RSA

-19

578 525.00

2

Wilco Nienaber 

RSA

-17

403 325.00

3

Hennie du Plessis

RSA

-14

204 217.50

4

Jacques Kryswijk

RSA

-14

204 217.50

5

Louis de Jager

RSA

-13

109 500.00



 

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