Porteous showing signs of form after 40th in Denmark

May 31, 2021 | Featured, South Africans abroad

Haydn Porteous had reason to feel satisfied with his performance on Sunday after he finished in a share of 40th in the European Tour’s Made in Himmerland presented by Freja in Denmark.

He closed with a two-under-par 69 to rack up a tournament total of six-under for the week. That put him 15 strokes behind the winner Bernd Wiesberger of Austria, who was a comfortable five-shot victor over Italy’s Guido Migliozzi.

What would have pleased him was the fact that he produced three rounds under-par – it was just the third round where was one-over – in a year that has produced just three cuts made as he struggles to rediscover the form which made him a two-time European Tour champion.

He shared 40th with countryman Brandon Stone amongst 10 other players.

Mathiam Keyser was the other South African to make the cut, and he finished in 73rd position. Justin Harding and Wilco Nienaber missed the cut.

On the Japan Golf Tour, in the Gate Way To The Open Mizuno Open which was shortened to 54 holes by bad weather, Jbe’ Kruger finished in a share of 12th place with Australian Scott Strange. He closed with a two-under-par 70 to finish eight-under for the tournament, nine strokes behind the winner Juvic Pangunsan of the Philippines.

Behind Kruger, Scott Vincent closed with a five-under 67 to go six-under for the tournament and a share of 26th. Shaun Norris missed the cut.

On the Symetra Tour, Paula Reto closed with a level-par 73 for a share of 27th behind winner Min Lee of Chinese Taipei.

On the PGA Tour, Dylan Frittelli missed the cut in the Charles Schwab Challenge won by Jason Kokrak over Jordan Spieth. Branden Grace withdrew in the first round. On the Korn Ferry Tour, Tyrone van Aswegen finished in a share of 45th in the Evans Scholars Invitational won by Cameron Young. Dawie van der Walt withdrew in the first round.

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