Sourced from Golf RSA
17-year-old Christiaan Maas continued his remarkable rise when he lifted the men’s title on Friday.
In the men’s event, Maas made good on his promise of playing aggressive golf in his 36-hole final against Englishman Jack Dyer.
The Pretoria golfer fired 13 birdies en route to a 3&2 victory – marking his sixth trophy finish since competitive golf reopened in September last year after the Covid-19 lockdown.
Dyer, the winner of the stroke play qualifier earlier in the week, eased into an early lead, but a birdie at the eighth saw Maas draw level.
After a run of five birdies in seven holes, the Pretoria Country Club member never looked back. Although Dyer fought back to win the 23rd and 24th holes and bring the game back to all square, birdies on the 25th, 26th, 29th and 30th holes put the young South African three ahead with four to play.