Jaco Ahlers
4

Scorecard
Biography
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
4
6
4
4
5
4
2
5
6
40
5
4
3
4
4
4
3
3
4
34
74
2
4
6
6
3
4
4
3
4
5
39
5
4
3
3
5
4
4
4
4
36
75
3
4
4
4
3
4
4
3
4
4
34
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
70
4
4
4
7
2
4
4
4
5
4
38
5
3
3
4
5
4
3
3
5
35
73
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
1
4
6
4
4
5
4
2
5
6
40
2
4
6
6
3
4
4
3
4
5
39
3
4
4
4
3
4
4
3
4
4
34
4
4
4
7
2
4
4
4
5
4
38
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
ROUND
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
5
4
3
4
4
4
3
3
4
34
74
2
5
4
3
3
5
4
4
4
4
36
75
3
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
70
4
5
3
3
4
5
4
3
3
5
35
73
Par
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
Stats
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
TOTAL
RANK
Eagles
0
0
0
0
0
11
Birdies
3
1
2
5
11
24
Pars
10
14
16
9
49
4
Bogeys
5
2
0
3
10
16
Double Bogeys/+
0
1
0
1
2
9
Other
0
0
0
0
0
Putts per round
24
31
29
24
27
23
Putts per GIR
1.67
1.9
1.92
1.43
1.73
19
Greens in regulation
33.33 %
55.56 %
66.67 %
38.89 %
48.61 %
29
Sand Saves
2/2
1/1
2/2
0/0
5/5

Born: 19 November 1982.

Turned pro: 2006.

Family: Wife - Ronelle. Child - Eunelke.

Special interests: Sports, fishing.

Career highlights: Won the 2009 Vodacom Business Origins of Golf Erinvale tournament on the Sunshine Tour.

2014 highlights: : Claimed his second Sunshine Tour victory in the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open.

2014 Majors: The Masters – Did not play. The US Open – Did not play. The Open – Did not play. The PGA Championship – Did not play.

NGC record: Debut.


Story

​South African Jaco Ahlers has claimed the 30th and final spot in the field for this week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge with his victory in the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open on Sunday.

Ahlers won the Sunshine Tour event at Royal Cape Golf Club in a sudden-death playoff with Ross McGowan and Hennie Otto, all of whom were vying to join the exclusive field gathered for “Africa’s Major” at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City from 4-7 December.

This is the second victory of Ahlers’s professional career and by far the biggest, securing him a place in one of the most exclusive fields in world golf.

There are now seven South Africans in the field of 30, one of the largest representations from this country in the history of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Ahlers joins countrymen Charl Schwartzel, Dawie van der Walt, Danie van Tonder, Louis Oosthuizen, George Coetzee and Tim Clark.

He also finds himself in the illustrious company of three Major winners, three former world number ones, five European Ryder Cup players and three past champions of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.