|Date of Birth||1986-06-23|
Order of Merit
Asian Tour Victories
(1) 2012 Avantha Masters, India.
PRO WIN: (2) 2010 Zimbabwe Open, 2009 Zambia Open. AMATEUR WINS: 6 tournament wins in South Africa.
: Jbe shed his bridesmaid tag with a maiden Asian Tour victory at the Avantha Masters in India in 2012. It ended several seasons of frustration as he had finished runner-up on three previous occasions. Three top-10 results towards the end of the 2014 season helped him secure his card for 2015. He contended at the Resorts World Manila Masters in 2015 and finished second. In 2013, he finished tied fifth in the inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic presented by PTT. After a fourth place finish at the season-opening Asian Tour International in Bangkok, he registered second place outings in the Brunei Open, losing to Siddikur in a play-off, Handa Singapore Classic and King’s Cup in Thailand. He won the Greens in Regulation category in the same year.
Although he is small in built, Jbe hits the ball a long way. Says he got his power from dragging a tractor wheel up and down a hill in his hometown in South Africa. “We went up and down, up and down,” he said. Also loves to run as his father was a very keen runner. Twitter Handle: @jbekruger