Month: April 2008
South Africa won the event with a total of 22.5 points, out of a possible 24, 8 points clear of their nearest rivals Zimbabwe.
After another successful day, winning all their matches, the South African amateur golf team are upbeat about their chances of winning their remaining eight games tomorrow and, for the first time in four years, walk way with the Zone VI Trophy having not dropped a point.
Four players have been selected to play France in a test match to be played on the 2nd and 3rd of June at the Chantilly Golf Club, north of Paris, France, the South African Golf Association (SAGA) announced today. The Protea team is Derik Ferreira, Dylan Frittelli, Ryan Clarke and Jacques Blaauw. "These are arguably our top four performing amateurs currently," said SAGA President, Neale Kunhardt.
The teams arrived on Saturday afternoon and got ready for a week of intense matchplay.
Cameron Johnston, a member of Milnerton and stalwart of the Western Province Inter-Provincial team, played superb golf over the weekend to lift the trophy at the Cape Province Amateur. With consistently good rounds of 69-69-68 (10 under par), he held onto the lead to claim the win, by 2 shots, from Johan de Beer of Pretoria.
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At the end of the 2nd round of the Cape Province Open a host of South Africa's top amateurs remain in the hunt.
Cameron Johnston and Johan de Beer moved into a tie for the lead on six under par, two shots ahead of Lyle Rowe who in turn is two shots in front of Johan du Buisson and Adrian Ford.
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Alpheus Kelapile opened with a 4 under par 68 at George Golf club to take a one shot lead into the second round of the 2008 Cape Province Open.
The first round of play was only completed early this morning due to slow play and fading light on the first day but this didnt hinder the top amateurs ability to post good scores.
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Derik Ferreira continued to show that he deserves his 7th place ranking on the World Amateur Golf Rankings and the number 1 spot on the SA Rankings when he won the North West Amateur Open at Rustenburg Golf over the weekend. This was Derik's second successive tournament win after capturing the Northern Amateur a fortnight ago.