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Month: March 2006

George James passes away

George James, who has been the South African Golf Associations co-opted legal advisor for the past 10 years passed away early on the morning of the 26th March 2006. George leaves behind his wife Blanche, 3 sons Grant, Wayne and Shawn aswell as a daughter in law and younge grandchild. George will be missed by…
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Edwards takes Amateur Champs (incl pic)

In a fitting end to the Championship Nigel Edwards(Wales) was crowned the SANLAM SA Amateur Champion, when he beat Won Joon Lee by a margin of 2up in a hard fought 36 hole final. After missing the first 4 greens in regulation, Edwards knuckled down and despite the immense length off the tee by Lee,…
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Amateur titles leave the country

With Christiaan Basson being beaten in the main draw and Wesley Worster losing in the semi finals in the Godbold Bowl, the match play titles of the 2006 SANLAM SA Amateur are due to cross the border. In the quarter finals, Christiaan Basson could not match the precision of the Australian, Andrew Tampion as the…
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Christiaan on track in Amateur

Of the 7 South Africans that got through to the top 32, only 3 managed to progress through the first round of match play.By the end of the day, Christiaan Basson of the Western Province remained as the only South African in the SA Amateur Championship side of the matchplay being played at the De…
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Branden Grace takes SANLAM SA Amateur Strokeplay

On a windy final day, leading South African after 54 holes, Branden Grace (Southern Cape), held off Oliver Fisher from England to win the SANLAM SA Amateur Stroke play Championship. With a par on the final hole, Branden managed to close out Fisher by one stroke after Fisher had posted the lead in the club…
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Richardson takes 54 hole lead at the SANLAM SA Amateur

After the start to the third round was delayed by 2 and a quarter hours due to heavy mist, the third round got under way at 09h15. Overnight leader, Federico Colombo (Italy) got off to a bad start as his opening tee shot sailed out of bounds left of the first hole, resulting in a…
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Frederico takes the half way lead

Mastering the high tempretures and blustery conditions, Frederico Colombo of Italy shot rounds of 69 and 66 for a two round total of 135 (-9) and a 1 shot lead over Edward Richardson. Not only does Frederico take the half way stage lead put also wins the Proudfoot Trophy as the 36 hole leader of…
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French Team Victors

Despite relatively mild conditions and “home” ground advantage the South African team went down 7.5-4.5 to a young and spirited French team. Having tied the mornings foursomes 2-2, the South Africans got off to a quick start in the afternoon as half way through the front nine the South African side got their noses ahead.…
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