Jaco Van Zyl wins inaugural Investec Cup in sudden death play-off against Hennie Otto
He was nearly knocked from his pedestal on Sunday, but in the end even a brilliant 62 by one of his chasers was not enough to stop Jaco van Zyl from taking a play-off victory in the inaugural Investec Cup.
Hennie Otto played a characteristically brilliant round on the Lost City Golf Course with 10 birdies to reel in the high-flying Van Zyl and force a play-off after 72 holes spread over four days at Millvale Private Retreat, Rustenburg Golf Club and concluding with 36 holes at Lost City. Not only did Jaco Van Zyl take his third title of the Sunshine Tour summer, but he cruised to the winning share of the Chase to the Investec Cup bonus pool, adding R2 million to his winnings for the year.
This brought an epic end to the Investec Cup which culminated on Sunday 24 March.
Pros and amateurs alike thoroughly enjoyed the four day event held across the three different courses. Said Richard Sterne, “Enjoyable week playing the Investec Cup. I am sure this event will grow from strength to strength. A big thanks to Investec.”