Krog bags top 10 finish on Altron Big Easy Tour

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Promising Zimbabwean professional golfer Stuart Krog secured his first top ten finish of the season on the Altron Big Easy Tour this season when he finished in a tie for ninth place at Houghton Golf Club in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The 24-year-old, who has been gaining some valuable experience on the South African developmental tour carded a final round of two-under-par-70.

His final round which featured three birdies and two bogeys left him on one-under-par 215 for the tournament and tied for ninth position with South Korea’s DK Kim.

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Krog initially got his campaign off to a difficult start after carding a 73 in the first round but bounced back with solid rounds of 72 and 70. In fact, Krog’s week could have been a lot back had it not been for a triple-bogey seven on the 18th during the second round which denied him a round in the 60s.

However, it was still a fruitful week for the talented Zimbabwean as he continues to work his way up on the professional ranks in the future.

Krog, who missed the cut in the previous Altron Big Easy Tour event at Randpark Golf Club was delighted to bounce back with a top 10 finish and expressed his satisfaction on his Instagram page.

He wrote: “Top 10 this week at Houghton Golf Club always a good week on the Big Easy Tour. Congrats to my man @r1ckelous (Ricky Hendler) on the win, much deserved. On to the next week!!”

Krog finished just five shots behind South African Ricky Hendler, who finally got his breakthrough win on the Altron Big Easy Tour after his final-round 70 earned him a one-shot victory over Reinhardt Blaauw at Houghton Golf Club on Thursday.

The Big Easy Tour was founded in 2011 with support from Ernie Els and counts current international star Christiaan Bezuidenhout among its former Order of Merit winners.

Scores:210 – Ricky Hendler 69 71 70211 – Reinhardt Blaauw 70 74 67212 – Ruan de Smidt 71 69 72213 – Keelan van Wyk 72 71 70214 – Matthew Rushton 71 73 70, Zabastian de Jager 72 71 71, Nikhil Rama 69 72 73, Jacquin Hess 67 73 74215 – Stuart Krog 73 72 70, DK Kim 75 68 72216 – Noel Anderson 72 74 70217 – Aneurin Gounden 71 75 71218 – Yubin Jung 71 73 74, LB Boshoff 73 70 75, Dayne Moore 70 73 75, Nicholaus Frade 69 73 76, Carlos Laranja 69 72 77219 – Gerhard Pepler 69 76 74, Samuel Simpson 69 73 77220 – Byron Coetzee 76 70 74221 – Coert Groenewald 70 76 75, James Pennington 72 74 75, Jason Froneman 73 71 77223 – Richard Kruger 69 74 80224 – Thabang Simon 75 70 79, Makhetha Mazibuko 74 71 79225 – Luke Trocado 73 73 79, Adam Breen 69 76 80, Karabo Mokoena 74 71 80227 – Marthin Scheepers 74 70 83

 

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