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Erik van Rooyen - Hilton Golfer of the Month - August 2019

Erik van Rooyen - Hilton Golfer of the Month - August 2019

South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen, last season’s European Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year, was elected Hilton Golfer of the Month for August 2019. This after winning his maiden European Tour title at the Scandinavian Invitation.

The 29-year-old South African received 43 percent of the public vote ahead of Sam Horsfield, who came in second with 36 percent after back to back top ten finishes in August.

Looking for his first win on the European Tour, Erik van Rooyen carded rounds of 65-68-64-64 for a 19 under par total and a one-shot victory at the Hills Golf and Sports Club. His 12 under par weekend vaulted him ahead of home favourite Henrik Stenson and Scandinavian specialist Matthew Fitzpatrick. Victory in Sweden also saw him enter the top ten of the Race to Dubai.

Sam Horsfield came runner-up in the public vote after back to back top tens in August, highlighted by a third-place finish at the Real D+D Czech Masters where he posted four rounds in the 60s. He rounded off his excellent month with a final round 62 to climb into the top ten in Sweden.

Thomas Pieters took third place after winning the Real D+D Czech Masters. Victory in Prague ended a three-year winless drought for the 2016 Ryder Cup hero and came at the site of his first European Tour win.

Fans who cast their vote for Hilton Golfer of the Month were automatically entered into a fantastic prize draw, with one lucky voter winning.

One (1) night stay at Hilton at Tower Bridge (Check-in 13.12.19) for winner and guest (standard double or twin room available).
Two (2) tickets to the Hilton Golfer of the Year Awards accompanied by Hilton Golf Ambassadors Chris Wood and Bernd Ritthammer.
One (1) Urban Golf Experience (13.12.19) for winner and guest accompanied by Hilton Golf Ambassadors Chris Wood and Bernd Ritthammer.
Complimentary Food and Beverage during GOTY Awards and Urban Golf Experience.
Transfers to and from Urban Golf, Smithfield.

As the most recent recipient of the award, Erik van Rooyen will be automatically upgraded to Hilton Honours Diamond Status — Hilton’s award-winning loyalty program.

Hilton is the Official Sponsor of the Hilton Golfer of the Month award, which recognises and rewards the best performances of European Tour Members each month.