Month: June 2008
Four of South Africa's top junior golfers went to Japan to play in the Toyota Junior World Cup of Golf, as it is now known, with high expectations. However the disappointing form shown in the first three rounds prevailed again in today's final round. With the best three scores counting, the South African team recorded a final round score of 214, one over par, and a 72 hole total of 858, six over par. They finished thirty four shots off the pace in 12th position.
The only two remaining South African amateur golfers, in the 113th Amateur Championship, Jacques Blaauw and Derik Ferreira, bowed out in the first round of the match play today which was played at Turnberry over the Ailsa course on the west coast of Scotland.
The South African team did not get the start they were hoping for in the first round of the Toyota World Junior Team Championships played today at the Chukyo Golf Club Ishino Course just outside Nagoya, Japan. They finished on 214, one over par, eight shots behind the leading country.
Jacques Blaauw and Derik Ferreira were the only South Africans to survive the difficult weather conditions yesterday and qualify for the match play stage of the 113th Amateur Championship being played at Turnberry on the west coast of Scotland, over the Ailsa and Kintyre courses.
Jacques Blaauw fired a one over par 71 today, on the Turnberry Ailsa course, in the first round of 36 hole Qualifying for the 113th Amateur Championship, being played over two links golf courses on the west coast of Scotland, making him the leading South African.
Four of South Africa's top junior golfers will be attempting to win, for the second time in the history of the event, the Toyota World Junior Team Championships which commences tomorrow over the par 72 Ishino Course, Chukyo Golf Club just outside Nagoya, Japan.
Nineteen of South Africa's leading amateur golfers have entered the 113th Amateur Championship, arguably amateur golfer's major, which is being played over both Ailsa and Kintyre Courses at the world renowned Turnberry Resort on the west coast of Scotland, commencing on Monday.