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Richard Sterne

  • Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
  • Residence: Pretoria, South Africa
  • Birth Date: 08/27/1981
  • Age: 27
  • Turned Pro: 2001
  • Eligibility Code: 12

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Player Notes

Captured his third European Tour title when he won the 2008 Joburg Open after a playoff the previous season represented his best finish on the Order of Merit, as his second European Tour victory in The Celtic Manor Wales Open allied to six other top-10 finishes secured 14th place. First Tour victory came in the 2004 Open de Madrid, in his last event of the season, a win which ensured he avoided a trip to the Qualifying School ... Established his credentials by dominating South Africa amateur scene, becoming the second player to win both the junior and senior National Stroke Play and Match Play titles, after Trevor Immelman. Turned professional during qualifying for the 2001 Open Championship and concentrated on the Challenge Tour in his first season, finishing ranked 30th, before earning his European Tour card at the 2002 Qualifying School ... Took up the game at the age of four when he went out with his grandmother to play. Comes from a sporting family with his father involved in motor racing, his mother an ice-skater and sister, Farrah, one of the top squash players in South Africa.

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