Erik van Rooyen has been voted Hilton Golfer of the Month for August after winning his maiden European Tour title at the Scandinavian Invitation.
The 29-year-old South African received 43 per cent of the public vote ahead of Sam Horsfield, who came in second with 36 per cent after back to back top ten finishes in August.
Looking for his first win on the European Tour, Van Rooyen carded rounds of 65-68-64-64 for a 19 under par total and a one-shot victory at the Hills Golf and Sports Club. His 12 under par weekend vaulted him ahead of home favourite Henrik Stenson and Scandinavian specialist Matthew Fitzpatrick. Victory in Sweden also saw him enter the top ten of the Race to Dubai.
Sam Horsfield came runner-up in the public vote after back to back top tens in August, highlighted by a third place finish at the Real D+D Czech Masters where he posted four rounds in the 60s. He rounded off his excellent month with a final round 62 to climb into the top ten in Sweden.
Thomas Pieters took third place after winning the Real D+D Czech Masters. Victory in Prague ended a three-year winless drought for the 2016 Ryder Cup hero and happened to come at the site of his first European Tour win.
Fans who cast their vote for Hilton Golfer of the Month are automatically entered into a fantastic prize draw, with one lucky voter winning:
• One (1) night stay at Hilton at Tower Bridge (Check-in 13.12.19) for winner and guest (standard double or twin room available).
• Two (2) tickets to the Hilton Golfer of the Year Awards accompanied by Hilton Golf Ambassadors Chris Wood and Bernd Ritthammer.
• One (1) Urban Golf Experience (13.12.19) for winner and guest accompanied by Hilton Golf Ambassadors Chris Wood and Bernd Ritthammer.
• Complimentary Food and Beverage during GOTY Awards and Urban Golf Experience.
• Transfers to and from Urban Golf, Smithfield.
As the most recent recipient of the award, van Rooyen will be automatically upgraded to Hilton Honors Diamond Status — Hilton’s award-winning loyalty program.
Hilton is the Official Sponsor of the Hilton Golfer of the Month award, which recognises and rewards the best performances of European Tour Members each month.