Written by
Mike McAllister
Sep 21 2023
- 5 min
Louis look Bynder

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. ­– Third. Third. Third. The all-South African Stinger GC certainly have been an impressive model of consistency in their most recent starts, having found the podium in the last three tournaments.

As a result, the Louis Oosthuizen’s team has a firm grasp on third place in the standings, just 16 points behind front-runner 4Aces GC, and seven points behind second-place Torque GC.

Of course, the Stingers would love to get back to the top of the podium and perhaps make a late-season bid for the top seed. With this week’s LIV Golf Chicago and next month’s LIV Golf Jeddah as the remaining two regular-season tournaments, the Stingers will be happy to secure one of the top-four spots that earn a first-round bye in Miami.

Individually, the Stingers are getting close to celebrating another crown.

Dean Burmester tied for third in Bedminster and finished fifth in points, his best result since a third place in Orlando.

Branden Grace finished one spot behind (sixth place) and has top-10 finishes in his last two starts. His win a year ago in Portland was the team’s last individual trophy.

Charl Schwartzel finished in the points (22nd) in Bedminster, bouncing back from a WD in Greenbrier after he broke his toe.

Oosthuizen, meanwhile, hopes to return to form after a couple of non-points results.

Rich Harvest Farms should be a good track for the two major winners, as Oosthuizen and Schwartzel tied for sixth a year ago. As a team, the Stingers finished fifth.

All signs point to another strong finish in Chicago for the Stingers this week. Third place would obviously be no surprise.