The Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek, next to South Africa’s Kruger Park, will conclude today after having suspended play on Sunday due to the severe threat of thunderstorms. South African players Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen share the lead with 16 under par on the 8th hole of this European circuit tournament.
Madrid golfer Alejandro del Rey is in the top ten with 7 strokes left.
Alfred Dunhill, results
Schwartzel and Oosthuizen were both 1 under par after playing seven holes. They were three strokes ahead of Christiaan Bezuidenhout, another South African player (3 under after seven holes).
Andy Sullivan and Matti Schmid are two shots further back, at 11 under. This is the third consecutive event to start the season in South Africa following the Joburg Open two weeks ago and the South African Open, also in Johannesburg, last week, both won by local player Dean Burmester, who is 1 under and 15 off the lead.
. It is interesting to mention that seven of the last eight winners of the Alfred Dunhill Championship have been South African players. Next week the Mauritius Open will be held in Africa, before the circuit takes a break until mid-January to host other events in the Persian Gulf region.
Kruger National Park is a prestigious South African National Park renowned for its exceptional wildlife and vast size. It spans an impressive 19,623 square kilometers (7,576 square miles) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in the northeast of South Africa.
The park is 360 kilometers (220 miles) from north to south and 65 kilometers (40 miles) from east to west, with its administrative headquarters in Skukuza.
The government of the South African Republic first protected areas of the park in 1898, earning the title of South Africa’s first national park in 1926.
Kruger National Park neighbors Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces to the west and south, with Zimbabwe to the north and Mozambique to the east. As a result, it is now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, an area of peace that joins Kruger National Park with Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park and Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park.
Designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the park is also included in the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, an area recognized as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve.
Kruger National Park speaks for itself, as it is undoubtedly one of the most renowned game reserves in Africa, with its exceptional size and rich biodiversity setting it apart as a unique and world-class destination.
Source: Tennis World USA