Desvonde Botes

RSA
 
RepresentsCenturion Country Club
Date of Birth2nd November 1974
ResidenceCenturion, SA
Marital StatusMarried
Turned Pro1992
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Results

Date Tournament Pos Round Scores Total Winnings
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Order of Merit

Season Pos Winnings Played
2018/19 Sunshine Tour 132 14,502.86 2
2017/18 Sunshine Tour 148 0.00 6
2015 Sunshine Tour 91 77,218.56 25
2014 Sunshine Tour 78 115,009.18 17
2013 Sunshine Tour 15 1,003,348.75 25
2012 Sunshine Tour 16 825,607.20 25
2011 Sunshine Tour 45 263,576.50 25
2010 Sunshine Tour 70 142,923.82 17
2009 Sunshine Tour 41 294,162.53 29
2008 Sunshine Tour 25 459,234.03 27
2007 Sunshine Tour 26 330,236.07 26
2006/07 Sunshine Tour 19 361,247.42 25
2005/06 Sunshine Tour 20 259,484.73 21
2004/05 Sunshine Tour 57 92,101.66 13
2003/04 Sunshine Tour 3 457,265.25 16
2002/03 Sunshine Tour 57 77,640.05 7
2001/02 Sunshine Tour 60 82,217.37 8
2000/01 Vodacom Tour 13 256,043.04 13
1999/2000 Vodacom Tour 18 146,914.84 14
1998/99 Vodacom Tour 4 410,598.20 20
1997/98 Vodacom Tour 32 96,169.80 17
1996/97 First National Bank Tour 5 202,422.09 23
1995/96 First National Bank Tour 57 33,047.87 26
1994/95 First National Bank Tour 79 16,606.25 7
1993/94 First National Bank Tour 83 10,889.64 9
1992/93 First National Bank Tour 118 4,430.00 9
1991/92 Summer Tour 108 1,948.00 2

Biography

Boats, as Desvonde is also known, won the South African Amateur Championship in 1991 at the age of 16 years and five months beating Ernie Els's record by 20 days. He has half an extra vertebrae in his lower back which had been a problem in the past but is now fine. He achieved the course record nine under-par 63 at Woodhill Country Club during the Telkom PGA Championship, together with Mark McNulty, during the 2002/2003 season.

Career Highlights

Date Name Pos Score VSPAR Round Scores Winnings
13/12/96 Zambia Open 1 208 -8 68 70 70 22,500.00
03/07/97 Bosveld Classic 1 205 -11 66 72 67 15,700.00
16/10/97 Vodacom Series: Western Cape 1 203 -13 69 66 68 23,550.00
15/01/98 Platinum Classic 1 199 -17 68 64 67 15,700.00
30/04/98 Pietersburg Classic 1 197 -19 62 67 68 15,700.00
11/02/99 S A Masters 1 269 -19 65 68 72 64 158,000.00
23/09/99 Vodacom Series: Free State 1 206 -10 68 67 71 31,400.00
10/11/00 Platinum Classic 1 202 -14 66 66 70 63,200.00
25/06/03 Parmalat Classic 1 207 -9 68 69 70 31,400.00
10/10/03 Bearingman Highveld Classic 2= 202 -14 68 69 65 19,500.00
05/02/04 Nashua Masters 2 267 -13 66 65 69 67 115,000.00
12/02/04 Telkom PGA Championship 2= 272 -16 68 66 68 70 116,600.00
11/05/05 Vodacom Origins - Pretoria CC 1 202 -14 66 65 71 51,810.00
25/05/05 Vodacom Origins - Pezula 1 198 -18 66 67 65 51,810.00
23/08/06 Telkom PGA Pro-Am 2= 207 -9 67 69 71 32,175.00
28/09/06 Seekers Travel Pro-Am 1 196 -20 67 62 67 54,950.00
08/03/07 Mount Edgecombe Trophy 2= 277 -11 68 71 67 71 43,000.00
02/10/08 Seekers Travel Pro-Am 2 206 -10 65 73 68 50,600.00
17/10/08 Metmar Highveld Classic 2= 201 -15 69 64 68 51,600.00
30/10/08 Platinum Classic 2= 202 -14 68 69 65 60,630.00
01/10/09 SAA Pro-Am Inv - Paarl 2 206 -10 71 68 67 57,500.00
02/05/12 Investec Royal Swazi Open 2= 49(pts) 11 18 10 10 93,200.00
06/11/12 Nedbank Affinity Cup 2= 208 -8 71 70 67 63,375.00
27/08/13 Wild Waves Golf Chall 2= 195 -15 65 65 65 58,500.00
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Performance Statistics

Description Result
Career Prize Money 5,966,971.56
Best Single Prize Money 389,130.00
Tournament Wins 13
Playoff Wins 3
Tournament Top Ten Finishes 93
Most Consecutive Cuts Made 19
Low Round Score 62
Stroke Average 71.73
Average against Par -0.13
Total Number of Eagles 162
Total Number of Birdies 4,100
Average Birdies per Round 3.86
Total Holes in One 1

Achievements

Date Description
/ / Won Transvaal Amateur and South African boys
1991 - 1991 SA Amateur Champion
1992 - 1992 Springbok Amateur
1993 - 1993 Mercedes Benz Golf Challenge
1996 - 1996 Zambia Open
1997 - 1997 Bosveld Classic
1997 - 1997 Vodacom Series: Western Cape
1997 - 1997 Platinum Classic
1998 - 1998 Pietersburg Classic
1998 - 1998 Ellerines Dev Betterball
1998 - 1998 SA Masters
1999 - 1999 Vodacom Series: Free State
2000 - 2000 Platinum Classic
2003 - 2003 Parmalat Classic
2005 - 2005 Vodacom Origins of Golf Gauteng
2005 - 2005 Vodacom Origins of Golf Eastern Cape
2006 - 2006 Seekers Travel Pro-Am