Month: February 2008

Frittelli favourite for SA Amateur glory

Dylan FritelliDURBAN (27 February 2008) - As the number one amateur in South Africa, Dylan Frittelli is looking for a big performance in next week's Glacier SA Amateur Golf Championship at Royal Durban Golf Club in what he hopes will be another groundbreaking year for him in 2008.

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Fritelli heads SA Rankings

Dean O'RileyDylan Frittelli, 17 year old Irene Gauteng North amateur, heads the South African Golf Association's (SAGA) Player Rankings released this week, with 32.0052 average points. Closing up on the leader, only 0.2 average points back, is Ekurhuleni's Dean O'Riley (pictured on the right), followed by, a good 5 points back in 3rd place, Western Province's Adrian Ford.

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International Flavour to Glacier SA Amateur

Dylan Fritelli one of SA's hopefuls in this years Glacier SA AmateurNine international teams will be participating in the International Teams Event which takes place at the same time as the 36 hole stroke play qualifying round of the Glacier SA Amateur Golf Championship at Royal Durban Golf Club, starting on Sunday 2 March 2008, the South African Golf Association (SAGA) announced today.

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Blaauw on a winning streak

Jacques Blaauw wins againJacques Blaauw's vein of rich form continued this past weekend in Bloemfontein where he won the Free State & Northern Cape Open just 2 weeks after lifting the prestigious SA Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Pearl Valley Golf Estates.

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Glacier to Sponsor SA Amateur for Three Years

Glacier, a financial services company within the Sanlam group, has agreed to a three year sponsorship in which it has taken the naming rights to the country's premier amateur championship, now to be known as the Glacier SA Amateur Golf Championship, the South African Golf Association (SAGA) announced today.

"We welcome Glacier to top end amateur golf. The sport provides a lot of opportunity and enjoyment to the business community and we believe that their involvement at this level of the sport will pay dividends on many levels in the long term," said Neale Kunhardt, President of the SAGA.

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Ferreira Moves into Top 50 on World Rankings

Nineteen year old Derik Ferreira moved up seventeen places to 43, according to the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) for week 6, the only South African in the top 50.

The 19 year old Gauteng North amateur golfer has played consistently in four counting tournaments over the last three weeks. His best two finishes have been 9th in the South African Amateur Stroke Play Championships and 4th in the Gauteng North Open.

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Glacier S.A. Amateur Championship is just around the corner.

Regional qualifying rounds for the top South African amateur golfers, hoping to compete in the 2008 Glacier S.A. Amateur Championship, have been held all around the country over the past few weeks.

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Blaauw wins SA Stroke Play title

PAARL (8 February 2008) - A birdie on the 72nd hole handed Jacques Blaauw (pictured to the right) the SA Amateur Stroke Play title by a shot over Leon-Brink Knoll at the Pearl Valley Golf Estates on Friday.

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A Victor on the horizon but local boy chasing Dubuisson

Jacques BlaauwPAARL (7 February 2008) - Frenchman Victor Dubuisson and Bolander Jacques Blaauw (pictured on the right) negotiated the torrid winds of Pearl Valley to top the leaderboard after round three of the SA Amateur Stroke Play on Thursday.

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Dubuisson the Victor in tough Pearl Valley conditions

Victor DubuissonPAARL (6 February 2008) - At just 17-years-old, Victor Dubuisson already looks to have a huge future in the game of golf. The eccentric French teenager is the halfway leader in the SA Amateur Stroke Play at Pearl Valley Golf Estates following a second round one-over par 73 on Wednesday.

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