Jordan Gumberg (Photo by Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour)

St. Francis Bay hosted the much-anticipated SDC Golf Championships 2024, drawing avid golf enthusiasts and top-notch players from around the globe to the picturesque Links Golf Course. The course offered a challenging yet stunning backdrop for the golf competition.

The championship featured a stellar lineup of seasoned professionals and rising stars, each vying for the coveted title and the prestigious trophy. The field included past champions, eager to defend their glory and young talents hungry to make their mark on the golfing world.

The atmosphere was filled with excitement as spectators lined the fairways, eagerly anticipating a display of skill and sportsmanship.

America’s Jordan Gumberg claimed an exciting win when he beat South Africa’s Robin Williams in a playoff.

Gumberg and Williams finished regulation play tied for the lead on 12 under par following their final rounds of 68 and 69.

On a rainy final day, Williams had seemed fated to claim the victory as he held a two-shot lead over Gumberg with two holes to play.

However, the South African found the greenside bunker on the par-three 17th and made an unfortunate double bogey to slip back into a tie for the lead with Gumberg.

They both parred the 18th (par 4) as the first playoff hole. Gumberg then birded the hole on his 2nd go to claim his maiden DP World Tour and Sunshine Tour title.

“I’m so thankful to be standing here,” said Gumberg at the end of an exciting final round.

“Coming down the last couple of holes, there is always a point where it feels like it’s slipped away from you. It felt like that for me. So I’m just thankful to be standing here.”

David Ravetto (France) took third place on 10 under par with a final round of 70.

The win meant significant changes to Gumberg’s schedules. Before this, he was a European Challenge Tour golfer struggling to plan his agenda.

“It means everything. I never really got this far in my dreams. It’s what we work so hard for every single day,” said the emotional victor.

TOP SCORES:

276 – Jordan Gumberg * won in a playoff

276 – Robin Williams

278 – David Ravetto

280 – Jamie Donaldson, Marcus Armitage, Nick Bachem, Andy Sullivan, Daniel Brown, Connor Syme

281 – Thriston Lawrence, Jbe’ Kruger

282 – Gavin Green, Casey Jarvis, Tom McKibbin, James Nicholas