Month: June 2009
Gauteng North's Henriette Frylinck won her own provincial match play championship when she defeated stroke play champion Iliska Verwey 4/3 at Woodhill Country Club on Thursday 25 June.
Plettenberg Bay's Ashleigh Holmes is to be accompanied by Kim Williams, Yvette du Plessis and SAGA's Coenie Bester and Johan Bekker when she defends her Turkish Open Amateur championship at the Gloria Golf Club, Antalya in October this year.
US College student Iliska Verwey, playing out of Cradock Golf Club, won the 36 hole Gauteng North stroke play championship at Woodhill Country Club today.
A record 148 girls aged 18 and under will compete in the Nomads SA Girls' Championships being played at Orkney Golf Club from 28 to 30 June. The winner of the event will join the SA Boys' champion at the invitational Duke of York Trophy to be played at the Dundonald Links at Loch Lomond in Setember.
Bruce Younge, the Executive Director of the South African Golf Association (SAGA), has been invited, by the R&A, to officiate, as a Rules Official, in the 138th Open Championship which will be played over Turnberry's Ailsa layout starting on Thursday 16 July.
Ryan Dreyer beat Nigel Edwards in his 3rd round match this morning (Thursday) in the 114th Amateur Championship, being played at Formby Golf Club north of Liverpool. But he bowed out in the afternoon 4th Round, losing to Englishman Stiggy Hodgson in a closely contested match that went to the final hole.
It was a bad day for most of the South Africans who teed up in today's first round of the 114th Amateur Championship. Only Adrian Ford, Derik Ferreira and Steven Ferreira appear to be in with a chance of qualifying for the match play which starts on Wednesday.
Eleven of South Africa's top amateur golfers tee up in the 114th Amateur Championship starting on Monday (15 June). Amateur golf's most prestigious championship is taking place over two golf courses, Formby and West Lancashire Golf Clubs, which are situated north of Liverpool, England.
Two Gauteng North golfers Mareli Joubert and Gina Switala are the first ladies to represent the University of Pretoria (TUKS)at the Student Match Play tournament to be played from 18 to 21 June in Ingolstadt in Germany.
Some of South Africa's top amateur golfers have been playing various international tournaments in the United Kingdom, since the middle of May 2009, in preparation for next week's Amateur Championship. For details on how they have performed ....
17 year-old Connie Chen came home in only one over par 145 (72, 73) at Parkview today to win the 21 and under Gauteng Junior Golf Championship. Two strokes back was runner-up Johmari Logtenberg on 147 and Jenna Schonfeld was in third place on 149.
As they go into the final round of the Jakarta World Junior Championship today, the South African team of Bertine Strauss and Lara Weinstein is in second place, 12 strokes behind Thailand. In the individual event Bertine is lying second having scored 73, 75, four shots behind the leader on 144 (70, 74). Swaziland's Nobuhle Dlamini is fourth and Namibia's Bonita Bredanhann who incurred six penalty strokes during the second round, is lying sixth. Lara is in fifth position in her B division on 81, 75.