Golf according to the Sandys

Motivated by the presence of his father and Sunshine Tour veteran, Omar, the young Sandys looked assured in the second and final round.

Matthews Mfubu – Fullpage Media and Communications

Move over Tiger and Charlie Woods, there’s Mzansi’s own father and son duo of Sunshine Tour veteran, Omar and son TJ making strides on the golf course.

Round 2 JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JANUARY 18: TJ Sandys during day 2 of the Vusi Ngubeni Qualifier at Observatory Golf Club on January 18, 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa. EDITOR’S NOTE: For free editorial use. Not available for sale. No commercial usage. (Photo by Troy Winfield/Sunshine Tour)

The father and son shared a special moment, after TJ finished top of the leaderboard at the Altron Vusi Ngubeni Tournament Qualifier at Observatory Golf Club on Wednesday.

TJ held his nerve in the final round and on his way to a 73 which saw him finish the tournament on level-par, two shots clear of Nash de Klerk in second place.

“It’s a good experience for me and that is what the whole idea was. I wanted to test myself against some of the best players and gain experience so that one day when I turn pro, I have had a taste of what to expect. I am happy with the way I played this week because, at ERPM, I messed things up on the last day.”

TJ Sandys, on being motivated by the disappointments after finishing tied for seventh finish at the Nomads Inland National Order of Merit event held at ERPM Golf Club.

Along with the other 25 amateurs who made it to the next stage of this tournament, Sandys will be hoping for an even more impressive showing when the Altron Vusi Ngubeni Tournament tees off in April.

The Altron Vusi Ngubeni Tournament is open to Transformation Players, who are male and over the age of 18 at the commencement of the tournament. Transformation players are defined as Blacks, Coloureds, Indians, and Chinese who arrived in South Africa before 1994.

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