Merrick Bremmer gets 3rd at the ISPS Handa Matchplay Championship | 30th October – 4th November

For the first time in two decades Matchplay Golf had returned to the Sunshine Tour, the inaugural ISPS Handa Matchplay Championships saw 112 Sunshine Tour professional battle it out on the fairways of Zwartkop Country Club in Pretoria.

I had been thoroughly looking forward to this exciting tournament from the time it was released on the Sunshine Tour schedule, Matchplay is an extremely fun format and it provides us with an alternative to the traditional strokeplay tournament. I am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to participate in this special event.

Matchplay is a format, which rewards aggressive golf and bold play, which comes naturally to me. My results were as follows.

  •  Match 1: Shaun Ellis: Result: 4 & 3 (Win)
  • Match 2: PG Van Zyl: Result: 1UP (Win)
  • Match 3: Jake Roos: Result: 1UP (Win)
  • Match 4: Jared Harvey: 3 & 2 (Win)
  • Match 5: Theunis Spangenberg: 3 & 2 (Win) (Quarter-Final)
  • Match 6: Doug McGuigan: 5 & 3 (Loss) (Semi-Final)
  • Match 7: PH McIntyre: 6 & 5 (Win) (3rd Place Play-off)

Thank you once again to Richard and City Couriers for their continued support of me. I cannot thank you guys enough. Look out for the following Sunshine Tour Events:

  • SA Open: 15-18 November
  • Lion of Africa Cape Town Open: 22-25 November
  • Nelson Mandela Championship: 6-9 December
  • Alfred Dunhill Championship: 13-16 December

Please find attached photo and links to Sunshine Tour Articles.