Month: February 2010

Versfeld leads after the first round

Allan Versfeld, first round leaderEAST LONDON, 28 February 2010 – Allan Versfeld’s early 67 at East London Golf Club held up for the first round lead in the Glacier SA Amateur Championship qualifier, but Donavan Pearce and Ryan Hyde were nipping at his heels at the end of the day.

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Versfeld leads the morning field of the first qualifying round

Allan Versfeld, leader in the clubhouse after the morning roundEAST LONDON, 28 February 2010 - Teenager Allan Versfeld made a strong run for the Glacier SA Amateur Championship title with a flawless 67 to set the early target in the first round of the 36-hole Stroke Play qualifier at East London Golf Club today.

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East London ready to crown new Glacier SA Amateur Champion

East London Golf Club house seen from the 7th TeeEAST LONDON, 27 February 2010 - With the mass exodus of the country’s top amateurs to the paid ranks over the last two years, East London Golf Club offers a new wave of golfers a great opportunity to stake a claim for the country’s most prestigious amateur honour at the Glacier SA Amateur Championship from February 28 to March 5, 2010.

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O’Riley going for the Double

Dean O'Riley, current SA Stroke Play ChampionEAST LONDON, 25 February 2010 – South Africa’s 2010 Stroke Play winner Dean O’Riley hopes to add his name to an exclusive list of players when he tees it up at Glacier SA Amateur Championship at East London Golf Club next week.

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Sanlam Cancer Golf Challenge moves to Sun City

2009 Winner Anneke Laubauer with Sanlam's Nandi Scorer

The final round of the ever-popular Sanlam Cancer Golf Challenge will be played at Sun City this year. This tournament was held with great success at San Lameer on the KwaZulu-Natal coast for the past 17 years. The event will be played from 24th – 27th October 2010.

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Kim Williams is WGSA Golfer of the Year

Kim Williams

Top ranked SA Woman Golfer Kim Williams was presented with WGSA's Golfer of the Year award at the glittering Compleat Golfer awards ceremony held at Country Club Johannesburg this evening.

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Tanco holds on to win Annika Invitational

Tanco holds on to win Annika Invitational

Annika with Victoria Tanco

What looked like it may be a back-nine battle quickly turned into a one-girl show. Two-time Rolex Junior Player of the Year, Victoria Tanco notched a fourth Invitational title to her name with a win at Reunion.

South Africa's Connie Chen finished tied 13 on 225 after a final round of 77 while team mate Bertine Strauss was two strokes back in 18th position. She carded 78 in the final round.

Final results

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Connie Chen and Bertine Strauss have good rounds at Annnika but Victoria Tanco fires a 66 to lead the field with day one leader, Laetitia Beck

Israel's Laetitia Beck and Florida's Victoria Tanco share the second round lead of the Annika Invitational after their impressive play on Sunday, day two of the event. Beck, who led after the first round, shot one-under-par, while Tanco fired a six-under 66 to jump from tied fourth to share the lead at the Reunion Resort.

South Africa's Connie Chen and Bertine Strauss carded 72 and 74 respectively on day two to remain in the top 13 of this 72 player international field of junior golfers.Connie and Bertine

Results day 2

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SA play solid golf at the Annika Invitational

In freezing temperatures at the Annika Invitational in Orlando, both Bertine Strauss (75) and Connie Chen (76) played solid rounds on day one to lie in 10th and 17th positions respectively. And after the round, Annika spent time with the players giving them a clinic with lots of good advice - both Connie and Bertine were able to demonstrate shots with her.Anneke gives Connie some advice

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Connie gets to have a lesson from David Leadbetter

Connie Chen days that she had the best day of her life when she went to practice at Champions Gate on Wednesday 10 February in Orlando, Florida and met Trevor Immelman and Suzanne Petterson. As if that was not interesting enough I also got time with David Leadbetter. Connie Chen and David Leadbetter

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