Month: March 2010
The 2010 Rose Bowl finished dramatically yesterday at Kloof Country Club when Izel Pieters claimed the championship on the first play-off hole against Bonita Bredenhann. Earlier, the two had tied on 217, one stroke ahead of Connie Chen.
Izel Pieters continued her form this afternoon when she carded a 74 after her sub-par 70 this morning to tie the lead. Connie Chen added a 73 to her earlier 71 to be level with Izel, and Bonita Bredenhann signed for the low score of the tournament, a two-under-par 69 to join the other two on 144. Local girl Monique Ramkisson, playing off a nine handicap, jumped to fifth on the leader board after a one-over-par 72.
The 2010 SA Girls’ Rose Bowl gets underway tomorrow at the magnificent Kloof Country Club in KwaZulu Natal. Women’s Golf South Africa has taken over the running of this 54-hole junior tournament from the SAJGF and attracted a record entry of 80 players.
Two nine man teams, made up of South Africa’s and Scotland’s best amateur golfers, are to participate in a test match, the first between the two countries on South African soil since readmission into world sport. This will be played a Leopard Creek Golf Club near Malalane, Mpumalanga, commencing on Tuesday (17 March)
17-Year old Namibian Bonita Bredenhann won the Western Province Championship played at Kind David Country Club on Monday 15 March when she returned level par rounds of 72, 72 (144), two strokes ahead of Mowbray's Yvette du Plessis. Bonita won the Eastern Cape stroke play championship at Port Elizabeth last month.
The R&A, the governing body for the rules of golf in over 130 countries, commenced with the first ever Referees School, to be held on the African continent, when just over sixty delegates gathered at Steenberg Golf Club in Cape Town for the first of a three day course today.
17-Year old Waterkloof junior Connie Chen won the North West Championship with a 10 under-par 134, breaking the Potchefstoom golf course record with her first round 66 on the the 72-par course.
EAST LONDON, 5 March 2010 – A caddie that read the lines superbly, a lucky pair of trousers, a great tip from Dean O’Riley, a red-hot putter and bit of luck on his side. These were the things England’s Laurie Canter mentioned when he accepted the 108th Glacier SA Amateur Championship trophy after his 6 & 5 victory over Allen Versfeld on Friday.
EAST LONDON, 4 March 2010 - Conventional wisdom dictates that playing from points other than the pristine fairways at East London Golf Club is a recipe for disaster.
EAST LONDON, 2 March 2010 – Match play always dishes up its fair share of surprises and the third round afternoon matches of the 108th Glacier SA Amateur Championship at East London Golf Club was no exception.