Month: November 2009
JG Claassen loses in second round
G Claassen progress through to the final of the 114th Argentina Amateur Championship was short lived. He came up against a determined Ignacio Elvira, of Spain, in the second round who ended up beating the current South African and Zimbabwe Stroke Play Champion three and two.
JG Claassen still in the hunt in Argentina
JG Claassen moved into the second round of the 114th Argentina Amateur Championship match play yesterday with a 4 and 2 victory over local player Santiago Buani, taking place at the Buenos Aires Golf Club in the capital city.
Connie wins final Provincial event at Witbank
SA Junior Connie Chen won the Mpumalanga Open Championship on a one over par 143 (70, 73) followed by Nicole Becker three strokes back on 146 (73, 73) when this event was played at Witbank Golf Club on 14 and 15 November.
Alana van Greuning won the Closed Championship with a 78 and 75 and Izel Pieters won the best nett with an overall 142 nett. Connie Chen also won the Best Junior trophy and Elsa Loubser won the best Senior trophy.
SA team win in Argentina: International Team Competition
Ryan Dreyer and JG Claassen teamed up to win the International Team Competition, a 72 hole stroke play tournament, by three shots from hosts Argentina yesterday. Playing in ideal weather conditions at the Los Lagartos Country Club, just outside Buenos Aires, the South Africans recorded a total score of 567, one under par.
SA share the leading going into the final round
South African team, comprising Ryan Dreyer and JG Claassen, share the 54 hole lead, with hosts Argentina, after the third and penultimate round, in the international team competition being played concurrently with the Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup at the Los Lagartos Country Club, outside Buenos Aires.
SA off the pace; 2nd round suspended due to rain
The second round of the Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup, an international amateur golf tournament being played at Los Largotos Country Club outside Buenos Aires, Argentina, was suspended due to heavy rain. The round will be completed today (Saturday)
SAGA and NGN reach agreement
The South African Golf Association (SAGA) and National Golf Network (Pty) Ltd (NGN) have reached agreement in which the two parties will work together in the successful implementation of the new SAGA Handicap Central File Server (SAGA Handicap Server), it was announced today.
SAGA responds to High Court Ruling Statement
The South African Golf Association (SAGA), the governing body of men’s amateur golf in South Africa, confirmed that the High Court set aside, with costs, its application for the South African Junior Golf Association (SAJGA) to change its name.
South African Golf’s First Referees School
The first-ever Referees School to be hosted by the South African Golf Association (SAGA) will be held at Alphen Country House and Steenberg Golf Club in Cape Town next year, from Friday the 12th to Sunday the 14th of March.
SA finish 12th in Spirit Invitational
The South African Team finished tied in 12th place after Saturday’s final round in the 72 hole Spirit International Amateur, played at Whispering Pines Golf Club, located in the town of Trinity, Texas in the United States.
14-Year old instrumental in USA’s seven-shot win at The Spirit
14-Year old Alexis Thompson, topping the Women's leaderboard with 17 birdies, was instrumental in the USA's seven stroke victory at The Spirit played at Whispering Pines, Trinity, Texas this week.
Thompson became only the second golfer after Lorena Ochea in 2001 and Paula Creamer in 2003 to take home three golds: team, women's team, and individual.
SA Boys keep the flag flying on Day 3 at The Spirit
Dylan Frattelli and Leon Knoll had a great day at The Spirit with Dylan tied in overall second place on 12 birdies and Leon has 10.
US leads The Spirit at the half-way stage
Paula Creamer's USA team are really fired up and had a great run on Day Two to be in the lead at 25 under par at the half-way stage of The Spirit. This biennial tournament is being played this week at Whispering Pines Golf Club at Trinity, Texas. The South African Team of Kim Williams, Yvette du Plessis, Dylan Frattelli and Leon Knoll are now 10 under and lying in 13th position. The teams enjoyed a Texan Cookout on their first evening at Camp Olympia.
The Spirit – Day One disappointing for SA
Day one at The Spirit was disappointing for the South Africans who finished on -2. Chinese Taipei leads the field on -14 ahead of Germany, Denmark and USA on -10.
Erica reports on the course at Whispering Pines
The South Africans tee off at 8am today (US time), leading the 20 team international field at The Spirit being played at Whispering Pines Golf Club this week. The team practiced yesterday.
Paula Creamer welcome players to The Spirit
The South African team of Dylan Frattelli, Leon Knoll, Kim Williams and Yvette du Plessis enjoyed a fabulous Opening Ceremony at The Spirit where speakers included Paula Creamer and Tiger Wood's coach, Hank Haney.