England Golf ace Dyer triumphs in South Africa

England Golf’s Jack Dyer has stormed to an impressive victory in the stroke play at the South African Amateur Championship.

Dyer claimed a two-shot victory from the field with two sparkling rounds of 67 and 66 to card a 36-hole total of 11 under par.

The 22-year-old’s second round 66 included a remarkable eight birdies and an eagle as he saw off the challenge from one of South Africa’s top talents and defending champion, Casey Jarvis.

On-song Dyer, a member at Boyce Hill Golf Club in Essex, now heads into the match play rounds of the tournament as the top seed and hunting down more silverware.

In recognition of his sparkling play in the 36-hole qualifier, Dyer was awarded with the Proudfoot Trophy.

After finishing his round with three birdies, an eagle and a solid par at the 9th – his final hole of the day –  Dyer told GolfRSA: “I was nervous coming down the last but that’s what it’s all about.

“When I saw a friend watching me I knew I was doing ok!

“It’s so nice for foreigners to play tournaments this time of year. I’m lucky to be here playing golf when I could be at home in the snow.

“Match play is different – you play the guy in front of you. I’ll enjoy it now and see where the week takes me.”

Dyer won his place in the England ‘A’ squad for 2021 after showing good form during a curtailed 2020 campaign.

And his progress continued with his terrific play around the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.