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.
The South African Golf Association (SAGA) announced a team of three players to compete in the Barrett Amateur Championship, a 54 hole stroke play competition taking place from 2 to 4 August over the Algonquin Golf Course in St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.
Derik Ferreira was the only South African to make the 36 hole cut in the prestigious 72 hole St Andrews Links Trophy, played at the home of golf in St Andrews, Scotland, which concluded yesterday.
Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Justin Rose head up a World-Class Field of Golf Stars for the 2008 South African Open Championship
The Scots did not believe it possible, but Johan de Beer gave it a good go.
The unheralded 18 year old Pretoria Country Club golfer teed up, on Saturday (31st May), in the 54 hole Bidwells Scottish Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship played on the Duke's Course (par 71) in Fife, Scotland, as a complete unknown quantity.
Adrian Ford, 20 year old Durbanville Golf Club member, recorded 70 and 73, one under and two over par respectively, in the last two rounds, played today, to finish on a 72 hole aggregate of 283, one under par, in the French International Stroke Play Championship being played on the Veneuil layout of the Chantilly Golf Club, north of Paris.