The 24-year-old player, in the final year of his marketing degree, teed off at 7am and got off the Humewood course nine hours and 45 minutes later with 200 holes under his belt to give back to others
This month Usendorff, who now works in Port Elizabeth donated the funds to the relevant parties, which was split equally.
“Ernie Els is a friend of my dad so he has been a big part of our lives and what he has done to help young children is phenomenal. That’s why I wanted to support the Els for Autism Charitable Foundation.
“The main thing was giving back to the community, but also challenging my dad in a way, to show I could continue the Usendorff legacy.
“I sold the day by getting sponsors to back me for a certain amount per hole I played or by giving a donation to my cause. It with thinks to wide support from a variety of backers that I was able to achieved my objectives.”