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Breakthrough win for Bernhard Koster at Harry Oppenheimer Trophy in South Africa
12 Jun 2024
by Amit Pandey of AmateurGolf.com

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Bernhard Koster (Instagram Photo)
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Bernhard Koster, 19, from Pretoria, South Africa, clinched victory at the Harry Oppenheimer Trophy at Maccauvlei Golf Club in Vereeniging, South Africa.

Koster secured his win in a thrilling three-way playoff against Stefan Jacobs from Johannesburg and CJ Van Wyk from George. After all three players finished the tournament tied at 10-under 206.

Koster entered the final round in fifth place at 4-under par, while Stefan Jacobs enjoyed a solo lead at a 36-hole score of 9-under 135.

Koster shot a final round of 6-under 66, tying the tournament's lowest score for the week. His round was capped by a crucial eagle on the final hole, which brought him level with Jacobs and Van Wyk, forcing a playoff.

This victory holds special significance for Koster, who had previously finished as a joint runner-up in the tournament in 2023. He will head to UAB now as an incoming freshman for the 2024-25 fall golf season.

Stefan Jacobs, a sophomore at Augusta carded rounds of 68-67-71 and CJ van Wyk, the junior at Toledo carded 72-67-67 to register joint runner-up finish at the tournament.


Results: Harry Oppenheimer Trophy
1South AfricaBernhard KosterSouth Africa30069-71-66=206
T2South AfricaStefan JacobsSouth Africa20068-67-71=206
T2South AfricaC.J. Van WykSouth Africa20072-67-67=206
4South AfricaBryan NewmanSouth Africa10068-68-72=208
T5South AfricaPieter RossouwSouth Africa10072-69-68=209

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ABOUT THE Harry Oppenheimer Trophy

54-hole stroke play championship open to amateurs who are members of a Golf Club affiliated to the South African Golf Association and who have a handicap of 3 (THREE) or less assessed in terms of the SAGA Course Rating and Handicapping System.

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