Rhys Enoch from Wales claimed a two-stroke victory at the SDC Open in Zebula Golf Estate and Spa, Bela-Bela in Limpopo on Sunday. The Sunshine Tour and European Challenge Tour co-sanctioned tournament overcame a weather delay on the last day. 

Enoch had started the final round one shot behind the leaders. But he made three straight birdies from the first on his way to a 66 and a winning total of 24 under par.

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He dedicated the victory to the passing of his father’s best friend on the Friday of the tournament. 

“I had an operation on my left shoulder in April 2022 and I’ve just had a few niggles,” he said. 

“I was trying to improve and didn’t quite have the control I needed. But I’m now a bit more settled with what I’m doing and I feel like I’ve stepped up a level, which is nice,” said Enoch.

Rhys Enoch wins SDC Open in Bela-Bela 
SDC Open winner Rhys Enoch

Englishman Joshua Berry turned in 29 and was 11 under before the delay and seemingly on track for a 59. A bogey on the restart cost him that honour. But he still signed for a remarkable 61 to finish on 17 under overall.

South Africans Deon Germishuys and Martin Rohwer then came surging up the leaderboard and both signed for rounds of 64 to share second place on 22 under par.

Rhys Enoch wins SDC Open in Bela-Bela 
Rhys Enoch with Limpopo Tourism Agency [LTA] CEO Moses Ngobeni


Enoch says he felt an immense sense of relief. “It’s been three years since I last won and you keep asking when it will happen again,” he added.  “I’m just so happy to be playing the golf I know I can play again.”

For his tournament win, Enoch also wins a four-night stay for two in the Presidential Suite at QWABI Private Game Reserve valued at R150 000. This includes accommodation, private dining, drinks, game drives and a signature spa treatment for two.