Chris Swanepoel

RSA
 
Date of Birth22nd November 1984
ResidencePretoria, SA
Marital StatusMarried
Turned Pro2003
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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
2014 Sunshine Tour 141 0.00 6
2013 Sunshine Tour 49 343,484.50 25
2012 Sunshine Tour 21 636,551.81 23
2011 Sunshine Tour 24 464,289.44 22
2010 Sunshine Tour 21 571,000.98 25
2009 Sunshine Tour 29 423,936.27 22
2008 Sunshine Tour 54 166,255.00 10
2007 Sunshine Tour 30 285,555.18 17
2006 2007 Sunshine Tour 40 228,794.70 25
2005 2006 Sunshine Tour 62 75,835.83 20
2004 2005 Sunshine Tour 106 22,953.10 18
2003 2004 Sunshine Tour 175 0.00 4

Biography

Chris played his first game of golf at Warmbaths Golf Club at the tender age of 11, and found himself in love with the game almost from day one. His amateur career was littered with achievement, and it very much began in his junior years. Chris represented Gauteng North at the Junior Interprovincial in 2002, and also represented the Limpopo U23's in 2001 and 2002. He began to get recognition in the senior ranks, and also represented Limpopo in 2002 and 2003 at the Senior Interprovincials. After enjoying such a successful stint as an amateur, Chris decided to turn pro at the end of 2003, and embark upon a new chapter in his golfing career. Chris cut his teeth on the Sunshine Tour and had a challenging time of it in his first couple of years on tour. However, in 2006 he began to assert his authority, claiming numerous top 10 finishes and eventually coming 40th in the 2006 Order of Merit. However, Chris's big breakthrough came the following year when he claimed his first victory ? the Eskom Power Cup. He went on to finish 30th in the order of merit that year. His 2008 season was blighted by a broken arm and subsequent complications, which meant he was out for 9 months. He's since bounced back brilliantly, and a 4th place finish at the 2010 Africa Open resulted in his biggest pay-out to date. Two more wins since has meant that Chris is one of the stalwarts of the tour, and he has a bright future ahead of him. In his spare time, Chris is a professional hunter, and also enjoys fishing. He is married, and currently resides in Pretoria. Although he's never had a hole in one, he's had two albatrosses. Chris is also a massive fan of braaivleis, and likes listening to the music of Robbie Wessels.

Career Highlights

Date Name Pos Score VSPAR Round Scores Winnings
27/04/06 SAA Pro-Am Inv, Cape Town 4= 204 -12 67 64 73 16,216.66
28/06/06 Vodacom Origins-Kwazulu Natal 4= 208 -5 69 74 65 18,720.00
04/10/06 Vodacom Origins Tour Final 4= 217 +1 72 73 72 16,680.00
13/10/06 Bearing Man Highveld Classic 3= 205 -11 68 69 68 18,333.33
30/03/07 Finance Bank Zambia Open 4 209 -10 74 65 70 36,825.00
13/04/07 Eskom Power Cup 1 199 -17 70 63 66 63,400.00
02/04/08 Vodacom Origins Bloemfontein 2= 203 -13 64 69 70 42,900.00
23/04/08 Vodacom Origins - Pretoria CC 4 206 -10 72 65 69 27,720.00
06/08/09 Suncoast Classic 2 209 -7 67 71 71 57,500.00
03/09/09 SAA Pro-Am Inv - Randpark 2 208 -8 71 73 64 57,500.00
01/10/09 SAA Pro-Am Inv - Paarl 3= 207 -9 73 66 68 31,666.66
07/01/10 Africa Open 4= 275 -17 71 68 68 68 411,933.25
08/06/11 Vodacom Origins - Arabella 1 205 -11 72 65 68 85,590.00
22/03/12 Platinum Classic 2= 202 -14 66 71 65 48,750.00
19/04/12 Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open 1 273 -15 71 69 69 64 237,750.00
14/03/13 Telkom PGA Championship 3 270 -18 65 71 63 71 259,500.00
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Performance Statistics

Description Result
Career Prize Money 3,215,481.81
Best Single Prize Money 411,933.25
Tournament Wins 3
Playoff Wins 1
Tournament Top Ten Finishes 22
Most Consecutive Cuts Made 7
Low Round Score 63
Stroke Average 72.29
Average against Par +0.43
Total Number of Eagles 87
Total Number of Birdies 1,987
Average Birdies per Round 3.72
Total Holes in One 0

Achievements

Amateur Highlights
2002 Northern Province Schools
2002 Gauteng U18 Inter Provincial
Southern Africa PGA Tour Victories
2007 Eskom Power Cup
2011 Vodacom Origins of Golf - Arabella
2012 Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open
SA PGA Tour Victories (Non OoM Events)
International Victories
Other Victories or Awards
Team Events