South African golfer Trevor Fisher Jnr (Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images)
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- South African golfer Trevor Fisher Jnr is hoping to fight for a good finish for the second DP World Tour co-sanctioned event in Midrand.
- At last week’s MyGolfLife Open, Fisher Jnr finished tied for 11th and looks to keep that momentum at this week’s Steyn City Championship at The Club.
- Fisher Jnr is eager to end his winless streak and wants to keep putting himself in contention.
South African golfer Trevor Fisher Jnr is eager to continue his momentum and perform at this week’s Steyn City Championship at The Club.
This week, the Sunshine Tour is co-sanctioning its second event on the DP World Tour as 156 golfers will vie for a prize fund of $1.5 million (R22.6 million).
It’s the final chance for South African golfers to win their place on the DP World Tour and walks away with a handsome cheque.
Hoping for that fate this week is Fisher Jnr, who finished tied for 11th at last week’s MyGolfLife Open at Pecanwood Golf and Country Club.
This summer, Fisher Jnr has been in some good form on the 2021/22 Sunshine Tour season, sealing four top 10 finishes so far.
“Yes, I have a few decent finishes over the last few months, which were good for me. I guess I put it down to just really fighting for position in the tournament,” said Fisher Jnr.
“Even if you are not on your A-game, you have to find a way to finish the best you can, even if it’s not a win.”
Fisher Jnr is searching for his tenth Sunshine Tour title and a ticket to the DP World Tour is something that isn’t lost on him.
“I think every professional playing in the Sunshine Tour targets the co-sanctions, it’s a chance to potentially get a European Tour card if all goes well during the weeks of the big co-sanctions events,” he said.
“The money is substantially larger in these events, so a few good weeks can turn your year around very quickly.”
Fisher Jnr’s last win came back in 2015 at the then-European Tour event, the Africa Open and he is still hoping when the next win will come.
The 42-year-old acknowledges that it’s not easy to win these days but looking to keep putting himself in the mix.
“My last win was in 2015, so it’s been quite a while ago. I’m not sure when the next W will come, I feel as long as I can put myself into contention, a win will come,” said Fisher Jnr.
“It’s not easy to win, there are many great players on the Sunshine Tour. So it’s just about letting yourself in the mix and that’s the idea and hopefully, a win will come if you keep doing it enough.”
Featured groupings for the opening round of the Steyn City Championship:
06:55 – Jake Roos, Luke Brown, Trevor Fisher Jnr
*06:55 – Dean Burmester, Ashun Wu, JC Ritchie
*07:05 – Pablo Larrazabal, Thriston Lawrence, Jordan Smith
*07:35 – Jorge Campillo, Shaun Norris, Darren Fichardt
*08:05 – Joachim B. Hansen, Wilco Nienaber, Sebastian Soderberg
11:55 – Marcus Armitage, Justin Harding, Laurie Canter
12:05 – Ross Fisher, George Coetzee, Shubhankar Sharma
12:55 – Neil Schietekat, Justin Walters, Daniel van Tonder