Nick Bachem wins Jonsson Workwear Open
by ANDREA GUSSONI | VIEW 570
DP World Tour golfers put a new tournament behind them by filing the fourth and final round of the 2023 Jonsson Workwear Open ($1.5 million prize pool). The South African event, born last season, smiles at Nick Bachem. The German places a sumptuous -8 bogey free during the day, winning the tournament with an overall score of -24 (264 hits).
Nick Bachem, results
There are 4 lengths of margin for the winner of the event, with the hosts Hennie Du Plessis and Zander Lombard (photo) who share the second position at -20. -19 and fourth place for the Scotsman Ewen Ferguson and the South African Ockie Strydom.
Sixth with a score of -18 the Swede Joakim Lagergren, the Malaysian Gavin Green, and the Norwegian Kristian Krogh Johannessen. On the par 72 course of The Club at Stayn City in Midrand (South Africa) the Swede Sebastian Soderberg, the South Africans Hennie O'Kennedy and Jaques Kruyswijk, and finally the French Romain Langasque close the top ten in ninth position with -17.
Grand finale for the transalpine Robin Sciot-Siegrist and the Canadian Aaron Cockerill. Both sign an excellent -7 making a leap of 25 positions up to 13th place. For Bachem, the 23-year-old who turned professional just two seasons ago, the success achieved in Midrand is his first on the European circuit.
The German rises to 121st place in the Race to Dubai, and is a candidate to play an unexpected protagonist role in the spring of the DP World Tour. A circuit that will observe a break next week, waiting to dive into the emotions of the Augusta Masters.
Johannesburg (in Afrikaans and English) or eGoli (in Zulu and Xhosa), is a city in north-eastern South Africa, capital of the province of Gauteng. It is the most populous city in South Africa and the third most populous in sub-Saharan Africa after Lagos (Nigeria) and Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo).
It is also informally referred to as Joburg, Jozi and The City of Gold; the latter from the Zulu name eGoli, which means "place of gold", may refer to the mining activity in the area or to the economic wealth of the city.
Johannesburg is not the capital of South Africa; there are three state capitals: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative) and Bloemfontein (judicial).