Casey Jarvis may be a name unfamiliar with some, but his rookie season on the Sunshine Tour put him into the history books.
A year after walking onto the greens as a professional golfer, Casey's resume includes
- 22/23 Rookie of the Season
- 6x Top 10's
- 4x 2nd Place Finishes
- Shot a 59 to equal the lowest tournament round in Sunshine Tour history
While those accolades are impressive on their own, we'll just drop it in that he's only 19-years old! Below we dig a little bit deeper on his history 59.
"I definitely didn’t wake up this morning thinking about a 59" - Casey Jarvis
Shooting seven-under on the front nine, Casey birdied the 10th before a par at the 11th meaning he would need a five-under total over the last eight holes to hit the 59 and, with an eagle at the 12th, it was most definitely on.
A birdie on 15th with yet another eagle being added on the par 4 17th, it was arguably the highlight of the round, as the eagle was, in fact, a hole out at the 452-yard par 4. This meant that the par 5 18th was going to be a relatively stress-free one.
“The eagle on the 17th was really big. I stood on the 18th tee with 59 in my mind. I hit a bad drive but got it done. It’s so tough to do.” - Casey Jarvis
Faced with a chance of a 57, nerves were obviously there and, after missing a birdie chance, he tapped-in for an incredible round of 59 that tied the Sunshine Tour scoring record.
Less than a year into his professional career, Casey already owns a pair of runner-up finishes on the South Africa-based tour. He also won on the Big Easy Tour, South Africa’s KFT equivalent, last July, a few weeks before he turned pro following the Western Amateur.
As an amateur, Jarvis reached as high as No. 42 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He’s currently No. 469 in the Official World Golf Ranking and will
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