Van Rooyen celebrated his 30th birthday in style by carding a career-low round of 62 on Friday.
South Africa's Erik van Rooyen would go on to finish tied for third at the PGA Tour's WGC-Mexico Championships at Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico on Sunday.
Van Rooyen was in the hunt for his maiden PGA Tour title, but fell three shots short of eventual winner, American Patrick Reed.
To earn a PGA Tour Special Temporary Membership Card, Van Rooyen required a solo-second place finish.
But the South African star shared the lead at the turn on the final day, but fell out of contention with a double bogey and bogey on the back nine.
So, the Cape Town-born golfer couldn't help but beam in one of his best finishes on the PGA Tour, despite his falling short.
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