Month: July 2010
Durban Country Club will host the 100th playing of the South African Open Championship from 16-19 December 2010. This was confirmed by the South African Golf Association and Dlamini Weil Communications, the new promoters of South Africa’s flagship golf tournament.
SA Junior Champion Connie Chen continued her run of victories when she won the 36 hole Nomads Gauteng Stroke Play Championships at the newly redesigned Houghton Golf Club this week. Her score of 149 (75, 74|) was two strokes ahead of SA Champion Kim Williams 151 (75, 76) and another junior, Lara Weinstein, also having a great year, was a stroke back on 152 (72,80).
The Limpopo Amateur Open was held at Koro Creek from 9 - 11 July 2010. A total of 157 entries were received and a pre-qualifying round was held the day before the tournament proper began.
The Koro Creek golf course played host to its first tournament of this magnitude since it underwent a redesign and a name change from what used to be called the Nylstroom golf club.
South African Junior Haydn Porteous is lying tied second after the first round with a one under par 70, one stroke behind Daniel Nielsen of Denmark at the R & A Junior Open being played at Lundin Golf Club in Fife, Scotland.
Despite an indifferent 79 in testing weather conditions during the second round of the US Women's Open being played at Oakmont County Club this week, South African amateur Kelli Shean is still on track to make the cut and play this weekend. Kelli is now on +7 with the projected cut at +11.
The SAGA has taken the extra ordinary step of issuing a press release that outlines the stake and role of directors in the new handicap business.