A successful week’s work in Denmark has handed Erik van Rooyen a boost in his Race to Dubai aspirations as well as a financial bonus, writes WADE PRETORIUS.
Van Rooyen, who graduated from the Challenge Tour, chalked up another top finish after his bogey-free 65 on Sunday left him just one short of the four-man playoff at the Made in Denmark.
A weekend that saw rounds of 68 and 65 helped the South African bank a hefty R1,086,814 and also saw a rise to 35th in the Race to Dubai standings after he accumulated another 74,200 points.
Brandon Stone, who skipped this week’s event for some practice and rest at home, is the top-placed South African at 13th on the season-long race to the DP World Tour Championship.
Dylan Frittelli is next best in 31st after a season spent hopping between the European and PGA Tour. The two-time European Tour winner is currently trying to secure his card on the PGA Tour via the Web.com finals before heading back for European duty as the year draws to a close.
Branden Grace is in 34th spot.
Richard Sterne banked R331,512 after going about his Danish work quietly with Christiaan Bezuidenhout surrendering his strong 36-hole stance after weekend 73s. Bezuidenhout did, however, manage to bank R282,315 as he sits 105th in the money list and looks to secure his playing rights for next season.
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