Month: April 2010

WGSA announces teams to travel abroad this year

Izel Pieters

Women’s Golf South Africa announced this week that Rose Bowl winner Izel Pieters has been chosen to play in the 2010 R & A Junior Open to be played in Scotland in July, while SA Girls Champion Connie Chen, together with Talia Nel and Lara Weinstein will travel to Germany and Northern Ireland in August.

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Connie Chen lifts the SA Girls’ Trophy

17 year old Waterkloof junior Connie Chen lifted the 54 hole 2010 Nomads SA Girl’s Championship trophy with a great seven-under-par 209 at Orkney Golf Club last weekend.

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Connie Leads SA Girls by one stroke from Bonita

Flag Raising At Nomads SA Girls at Orkney Golf Club

Top SA Junior shot a five under par 67 today to lead the Nomads SA Girls Championships by one stroke on 138 from Namibian Bonita Bredenhann who signed for a two under 70 today (139). The event is being played over 54 holes at Orkney Golf Club this weekend.

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Nobuhle Dlamini returns to tournament golf to pick up Gauteng Match Play Championship

Nobuhle Dlamini

Swazilands Nobuhle Dlamini, winner of the 2009 Sanlam SA Amateur Match Play Championships, returned to tournament golf at the SA Amateur last week and today picked up the Gauteng Match Play Championship Trophy. The event was played at The Country Club Woodmead this week.

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Bertine attempt fourth victory at SA Girls Champs

Bertine Strauss

Triple SA Girls Champion Bertine Strauss , playing out of Rustenburg, will be back at Orkney Golf Club this weekend to defend her Nomads SA Girls Championship title.

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Kim’s Victory Run continues in Gauteng

After her spectacular double at the Sanlam SA Amateur last week, Kim Williams continued her run of victories when she claimed the Proshop Gauteng Amateur Championship title played at the 72-par Country Club, Woodmead course yesterday.

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SA team to play France announced

SA Team that beat Scotland. All but one player has been selected to travel to France. From the left JG Claassen, Aaron Russell, Jared Harvey, Danie van Tonder, Ryan Dreyer (holding trophy), Johan Bekker, Dean O'Riley, Riekus Nortje (non travelling reserve) and Tyrone RyanEight players have been selected to play for South Africa against France in a test match from 25th and 26th May 2010, it was announced by the South African Golf Association (SAGA) today.

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Frittelli named as a semi-finalist for 2010 Ben Hogan Award

Dylan FrittelliDylan Frittelli, one of South Africa’s most prominent young amateur golfers, has been nominated as one of ten semi-finalists for the prestigious 2010 Ben Hogan Award.

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Kim confirms her place as SA’s Top Woman Golfer

Kim wins the double

Kim Williams confirmed her place as SA's top woman golfer as she claimed the match play crown and the double at Port Elizabeth Golf Club today. 17-Year old Namibian Bonita Bredenhann took Kim to the 32nd hole before conceding the match when she was dormie four down.

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Kim aims for the double at Sanlam SA Amateur

Kim Williams

Namibian Bonita Bredenhann in the 36 hole final of the SA Match Play Championship. The event is being played at Port Elizabeth Golf Club.

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Kenya win Zone VI

Jared Harvey (left) with Stefan Anderson (Kenya).One of the three teams, namely Kenya, Zimbabwe or South Africa, at the top of the log, at the end of yesterday’s third and penultimate round, in the Zone VI Team competition needed to win all eight games in today’s final round in order to win this annual competition. And this is exactly what Kenya did.

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Zone VI wide open going into final round

Tyrone Ryan has a tough match agains Namibian Schalk van der Merwe on Thursday“We will have to win all eight matches tomorrow if we are to win this year,” is how South African team manager and South African Golf Association president, Enver Hassen, summed up his team’s uncustomary position and what is required of his players in tomorrow’s (Thursday) final round.

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WGSA to support Women’s Golf In Southern Africa

Bhavi Shah, Nobuhle Dlamini and Madina Hussein

The selection of the three Southern African players to the International Team to compete in the 72 Hole Teams Championship in May, confirms Women Golf's commitment to support the growth of women's golf in the southern regions of Africa. The team is from left to right, Bhavi Shah, Nobuhle Dlamini and Madina Hussein.

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Kim picks up the Sanlam SA Amateur Trophy – at last!!!

Kim with Sanlam's Jan Muller

Centurion’s Kim Williams could not contain her delight when she was presented with the coveted South African Stroke Play Championship Trophy by Sanlam’s Jan Muller at Port Elizabeth Golf Club today.

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Kenya are the surprise leaders

Jared Harvey, the South African team captain played some of the best golf todayWith the South African team largely expected to dominate the Zone VI Team competition, it was surprising to see Kenya at the top of the log at the end of today’s first round matches.

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SA ready to defend Zone VI crown

Allan Versfeld, newly crowned Botswana Open champion, hoping to continue his good form in the Zone VISouth Africa go into this year’s Zone VI Team competition, which starts on Tuesday, as the clear favourite to lift the title ahead of the eleven other African nations teeing up in the three day event being played at the Gaborone Golf Club in Botswana.

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Connie Chen has low round of the day to draw level with leader

Joint leader Connie Chen

Connie Chen carded the low round on day two of the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur when she signed for a one-under-par 71 to tie with Lara Weinstein and Kim Williams on 144. This should make for an exciting final round on the final day of the stroke play championship tomorrow at Port Elizabeth golf course, fondly known as The Hill.

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Versfeld wins Botswana Open

Allan Versfeld (left) winner with Steven van Heerden, whom he defeated in a short course playoff to win the Botswana OpenAllan Versfeld beat Steven van Heerden, in a three hole short course playoff, to win the 54 hole stroke play Botswana Open this afternoon. Both South Africans finished on level par, 213, in tough windy conditions which made good scoring on the Gaborone Golf Club difficult.

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Kim Williams leads the field at the Sanlam SA Amateur

Erica tees off Henriette, Bertine and Pam - New WGSA Branding

Kim Williams confirmed her ranking as top woman amateur in the country when she carded a three- under-par 69 on a lengthened Port Elizabeth golf course today to head the leader board after the first round of the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Championship.

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Versfeld leads going into final round

Five of the SA's Zone VI team watch players coming down the 18th hole at Gaborone Golf Club. From the left Allan Versfeld, Riekus Nortje, Steven van Heerden, CJ du Plessis and Danie van Tonder Allan Versfeld took a two shot lead, going into tomorrow’s final round of the 54 hole Botswana Open. The Central Gauteng golfer played 36 holes of the Gaborone Golf Club layout today finishing on a total of 138, four under par, with rounds of 67 and 71.

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