With This Win - Dawie Van Der Walt

12/15/2013 10:48:00 AM
Dawie Van Der Walt  (Getty Images)
Dawie Van Der Walt (Getty Images)

SATURDAY DECEMBER 14, 2013 – NELSON MANDELA CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY ISPS HANDA

DAWIE VAN DER WALT

 

  • His second European Tour International Schedule victory in his 34th European Tour event.

  • Moves to €209,561 in The Race to Dubai.

  • His first European Tour victory since the 2013 Tshwane Open.

  • Wins on The European Tour for the second consecutive season.

  • Both his European Tour victories have now been on home soil.

  • Is the first South African since Branden Grace (2012 Joburg Open and 2012 Volvo Golf Champions) to win their first two European Tour events on home soil.

  • Is the first South African to win the Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa.

  • Is the second South African victory in the opening five European Tour events of the 2014 season, following Charl Schwartzel (Alfred Dunhill Championship).

  • Becomes the 21st different South African to record multiple European Tour victories.

  • Is the 119th European Tour victory for South Africa.

  • Is the 17th South African victory on The European Tour since the start of the 2012 European Tour season. This is the most of any country.

 

  • The 35th South African victory from the 57 events jointly-sanctioned between The European Tour and Sunshine Tour played, since the first one in 1995.

  • Claims the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit for the first time.

  • As a result of winning the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit claims a place in the 143rd Open Championship and 2014 WGC – Cadillac Championship.