Father and son duo win second Nedbank Desert Classic

Kevin and Jordan Wentzel. Photo: contributed

The 2023 Nedbank Desert Classic saw returning champions, Kevin Wentzel and his son Jordan cement their names in the history books of the competition, by winning the Nedbank Desert Classic for the second year in a row.

The 2023 Nedbank Desert Classic – dubbed ‘Namibia’s Major’, took place on 28-29 December 2023, at the Rossmund Golf Course in Swakopmund. The two-day golf tournament saw a record-breaking 164 players – the biggest field of players since the inception of the series taking part.

Father and son duo, Kevin and Jordan Wentzel, aged 49 and 13, won the tournament on 93 points, followed by Christopher Durant and Wouter Maske in second place with 92 points, and in third, Borris Erasmus and Grant Mather with 91 points. 

Speaking on behalf of DZ Golf – the organising team of the Nedbank Desert Classic, Dan Zwiebel said: “What a fantastic two days of golf. We broke our attendance record this year by having 164 players take part in the tournament. We are extremely grateful for all the teams who made this possible. A special thanks to our main sponsors, Nedbank Namibia and Hollard Namibia, all our supporting sponsors, and the organising teams for making this event great, and a special way to close off 2023,” he said. 

Nedbank Namibia head of marketing and communications, Gernot de Klerk, thanked all the teams for taking part in the tournament. 

“At Nedbank Namibia, we truly pride ourselves in ensuring that we contribute not only to the golf fraternity within our sphere of influence, but to the entire Namibia through competitions like the Nedbank Desert Classic. We are crafting an unforgettable brand experience by ensuring that Namibia’s major, the Nedbank Desert Classic, creates lasting connections within the golf community to elevate the significance of the sport in Namibia. Hosting the biggest golfing event to cap off another fantastic sporting year just underpins why Nedbank remains golf’s greatest partner in Namibia. Congratulations to the winners and teams which took part in the showpiece event over the two-days, we hope to see you again in the 2024 edition of the tournament,” De Klerk concluded. 

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