Martin Couvra (FRA) has written his name in the history books of South African golf after wining three trophies in the space of two weeks.
The former St Andrews Trophy player for the Continent of Europe became the first ever player to win the South African Stroke Play Championship, the Proudfoot Trophy (36-hole stroke play qualifying) and the South African Amateur Championship in the same season.
The 20-year-old frenchman dominated the South African Stroke Play Championship, finishing with a score of -15 for a six-shot victory at Mount Edgecombe Country Club.
Less than a week later, the French national team player defeated the reigning Amateur Champion, Aldrich Potgieter (RSA) in a playoff to win the stroke play qualifying of the SA Amateur Championship and with it the Proudfoot Trophy. Taking advantage of the number-one seed, the Frenchman then won seven straight matches, including a 36-hole final against the defending champion, Kyle de Beer (RSA) to win the SA Amateur Championship.
“It’s incredible to win three events in South Africa,” said Couvra. “It feels good to make history. I’m feeling pretty tired right now, but I am really happy for the win.”
The win sees Couvra claim a spot in this year’s South African Open.
“I played my first DP World Tour event last year, the Open de France, and it was a fantastic experience. I am very excited to come back to South Africa to play in the South African Open. It’s going to be incredible. There is always a strong field in this tournament.”