Thriston Lawrence Claims His First Win on the DP World Tour at the Joburg Open


Thriston Lawrence (Pro V1) claimed his first win on the DP World Tour (formerly European Tour), posting a pair of 6-under 65s en route to a four-shot victory in the 36-hole event (shortened due to inclement weather and Covid-19 international travel restrictions).

  • The South African made three eagles and eight birdies over the two rounds at Randpark GC in Johannesburg, while leading a 1-2-3-4 finish for Titleist golf ball players in the tournament co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour.
  • Zander Lombard (Pro V1x) finished second, while Ashley Chesters (Pro V1) and Shaun Norris (Pro V1x) tied for fourth.
  • With their finishes, Lawrence, Lombard and Chesters each earned exemptions into next year’s 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews. Norris was previously exempt.
  • Said Lawrence, who earned a DP World Tour exemption until 2023: “It’s a life-changing moment for me. It’s a lifelong dream that has come true. Unbelievable golf these last few days. I had my card on the Sunshine Tour but I really wanted to move on to the next step. It happened so quickly. … You don’t get these opportunities often. I’ve had four years of co-sanctioned events so you build up experience but it’s just unbelievable. It’s been a goal, you want to see yourself up there but the last year and a half of Covid it’s been tough so you sort of see your dreams fade. For it to change this week is unbelievable.”


ASIAN TOUR | Blue Canyon Phuket Championship

Chan Shih-chang (Pro V1x) of Taiwan earned his third-career title on the Asian Tour, closing in 4-under par 68 for a one-shot win.

JAPAN TOUR | Casio World Open

The winner of the Casio World Open played a Scotty Cameron Select Fastback 2 tour prototype putter, finishing fifth in putting average (1.68) on his way to a two-shot victory.