Month: November 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.