Windhoek, Jan 26 — The 2020 edition of the Nedbank Desert Classic, took place at the Rossmund Golf Course in Swakopmund, on 28 and 29 December. The event was split in a morning and afternoon field on both days, to comply with the COVID-19 gathering and social distancing protocols.
The Nedbank Desert Classic attracted a full field of players that participated in the two day event, this included the team of Nedbank Namibia Managing Director, Martha Murorua and seasoned golfer, Joe Nawanga. The golf event was opened by Corne Schalkwyk, Director of Bachmus Oil & Fuel Supplies, who struck the first tee shot on Monday at 08h00.
Lester Hess and Danville Strauss were crowned the winners of the 2020 Nedbank Desert Classic. The two man team finished on a score of 94 points, a first in Nedbank Desert Classic history and they walked away with a Nedbank Golf Challenge Experience in Sun City, South Africa, slated for later this year. The event is one of the biggest events on the international calendar of professional golfing tournaments. Borris Erasmus and Grant Mather came in second place, finishing on a score of 92 points, with Gustav Fransman and Neil Swart finishing on a total score of 91 points coming in third place.
Nedbank Namibia’s Managing Director thanked all the players who entered the Nedbank Desert Classic, “I would like to thank the players and the organisers for once again contributing to make the Nedbank Desert Classic a successful event,” she said.
The annual two-day golf event was once again co-sponsored by Bachmus Oil & Fuel Supplies. Namibia Breweries Limited and Checkers were the supporting sponsors.