After a few mixed weeks away in South Africa, Jason finds himself in 163rd position on the European Tour Order of Merit and heading into the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco keen to bolster his good start to the season from the deserts of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The first week of the South African swing came at the Joburg Open played over the Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC courses. Jason narrowly missed the round cut despite shooting 73 and 68 for a total of two under par. This wasn’t helped with an untidy 8 at the par 4 11th hole on day one, but Jason bounced back with real character to only just miss out on the weekend.
The middle week came from the East London GC which hosted the Africa Open. Over a course that is traditionally good to score on, the winner certainly lived up to that shooting 69, 68, 63 and 64 to lift the title on by five strokes on 24 under par. Jason again narrowly missed out after rounds of 76 and 72 but there were still very positive signs for the Leicestershire lad who was constantly adapting to the new Tour life.
The final week saw far more success for Jason as he put into action all the positive things he had found in his game the weeks previously. He fired opening rounds of 70 which included a birdie birdie finish to round two to make the cut on the ‘bubble’. Weekend scored of 71 and 69 gave Jason a final finishing position of T46 and some reward for a lengthy stretch in South Africa.
Jason now looks ahead to the next event he will play which will be the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco on the 26th March.