A Crazy Week
Golf Digest South Africa|June 2017
A Crazy Week

J C Ritchie scored a surprise maiden victory at the Zimbabwe Open – first event of the 2017/18 Sunshine Tour season.

Barry Havenga

ON MAKING A NINE ON OPENING HOLE AT ZIMBABWE OPEN

I hit two balls out of bounds at Royal Harare on the first hole on day one, both big pull hooks. I made nine and was seven-over-par through seven holes. But I was strangely calm, and actually told my playing partners as I left the first green what a funny story it would be if I went on to win! At the ninth I holed out for an eagle two from 186 metres with a 6-iron which set the tone for a crazy week where I was to make 27 birdies along with that eagle.

ON LEARNING TO EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

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June 2017