Dylan Frittelli ended seventh in the European Tour’s DP World Tour Championship. Photo: Michael Sherman/African News Agency/ANA

JOHANNESBURG – Dylan Frittelli will head straight from his seventh-place finish in the European Tour’s DP World Tour Championship to Melbourne, where he will team up with Erik van Rooyen as they represent South Africa in the World Cup of Golf.

Frittelli and Van Rooyen will be seeking to claim a sixth title for South Africa in the World Cup of Golf, which will be played at The Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne, starting on Thursday.

South Africa has a proud record in the World Cup of Golf, including five victories, which puts the country third on the all-time list of champions since the event teed off in 1953.

South Africa also has four runners-up finishes in the event.

Gary Player and Harold Henning won South Africa’s first World Cup of Golf title in 1965, followed by the 1974 triumph of Dale Hayes and Bobby Cole.

And then there were wins in 1996 by Ernie Els and Wayne Westner, in 2001 by Els and Retief Goosen, and in 2003 by Trevor Immelman and Rory Sabbatini.

A victory by Frittelli and Van Rooyen would take South Africa into second place on the all-time list of victories, which is led by the United States with 24 titles.

African News Agency (ANA)