Keagan shows his class by winning "The Double"

The 22-year old Keagan Thomas showed his class this week-end when he achieved the “double” by winning the Montagu Open on Saturday and then on Sunday he was victorious in the Bobby Locke Open at Robertson.
He won the Montagu Open with a score of 135 (67 and 68) and the Bobby Locke Open with a score of 136 (66 and 70).
This was Keagan’s first tournament after the gruelling final Sunshine Tour Q School Tournament at Houghton Golf Club. At the Q School Event Thomas was in the 68th spot with a score of 292 (only the top-30 players and tied got their Sunshine Tour Player Cards.)
“Obviously I was disappointed with my scores at the Q School. What held me back was my iron play – it lacked accuracy.”
“It is a tough tournament with a lot of pressure on all the players. I came into the tournament with a lot of confidence after some good performances in top-amateur events, but unfortunately it was a bad week for me.””
“After the Q School Tournament, I had a session with the well-known sport phycologist Dr Jannie Botha and during this session he underlined the importance to focus during a tournament more on the process instead of the outcome.”
“This approach helped me a lot over the week-end. For every shot I stayed with my pre-shot routine and did not think about the outcome of one single shot. That attitude helped me a lot at Montagu and Robertson and looking back now I realized if I played with that approach, I would have probably made the top-30 at the Q School Tournament.”
Thomas said he must still make a final decision regarding his plans for the 2019 golfing season.
“There is a possibility that I will join the Big Easy Tour and by doing so I will have to declare myself as a professional player. That decision needs to be taken before April 15.”
“But most probably I will keeping on playing as an amateur and I have set my aims on playing the British Amateur as well as the Scottish Amateur.”
Thomas (a member at Pearl Valley) has also taken up membership at Stellenbosch. “My good buddies, Hennie O’Kennedy and Luan Boshoff are members there, and I am looking forward to play and practice with them. When us three practice and play, we have a strong competitive vibe going and that is good for our golf.

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