Month: August 2010

Connie Chen moves to top the SA Women’s Ranking

Connie receives her championship trophy from Lesley Carriline

17-year old Waterkloof’s Connie Chen moved to the top the SA Women’s ranking when she won the 36-hole Southern Cape Championship at Plettenberg Bay on Saturday 28 August.

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Local Golfers Off To Scotland After Winning National Finals

Some of the country’s avid golfers took part in the 2010 Old Mutual International Pairs National Finals, held from 16 until 19 August at Zebula Golf Estate and Spa, located in Bela Bela in Limpopo.

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South African Senior Amateurs tour the UK – August 2010

The S.A. Senior Amateur Golf Association sent a 10 man side to the UK, primarily to play, as individuals, in the British Senior Amateur Open at Walton Heath Golf Club. The team departed on Mon 2 August and consisted of the ten top players from the SASAGA Order of Merit, namely, Jock Wellington, Tim Hewan, Robbie Meier, Andy Ostle, Anton Vortsman, Gavin Van Aswegen, Dirk Swanevelder, Brian Lottering, Jonathan Hobday and Steve Cullen.

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Lee-Anne now tops the European Ladies Tour

South African professional Lee-Anne Pace moved into the number one spot on the European Ladies Tour when she finished runner-up in the Aberdeen Scottish Ladies Open after being six shots back going into the final round.
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Stone wins the Southern Cape Open

Brandon Stone who playes golf out of Gardener Ross, Gauteng North, won for the second time this year as he held on to win the Southern Cape Open at Mossel Bay Golf Club by two shots from a charging Riekus Nortje.

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Lee-Anne Pace wins second tournament in two months in Europe

Lee-Anne Pace

Lee-Anne has won the S4C Wales Ladies Championship on the Ladies European Tour this weekend and she is now in second place by a whisker in the Order of Merit behind Melissa Reid.

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Nicole Becker wins at Koro Creek

Vryburg’s Nicole Becker won the Limpopo Stroke Play Championship when the event was played at Koro Creek over the weekend.

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WGSA Announces Mid-Amateur Championship

As a result of numerous requests by senior players, WGSA launched a new tournament this year - a 54 hole Mid Amateur Championship to be played from 7 to 10 November 2010 at Kingswood Golf Estate.

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Bonetti wins the 2010 Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship

For the second year in a row the Girls’ British open amateur championship has been won by a French player. Alexandra Bonetti, 18, from Paris and holder of the French women’s championship, followed in the footsteps of compatriot Perrine Delacour by winning the title at Royal Belfast Golf club last week. South Africa's Connie Chen and Lara Weinstein qualified for the match play but both lost in the first round.

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SA Girls to compete in Girls British Open Amateur this week

Erica with Connie, Talia and Lara

The South African Junior Team of Connie Chen, Talia Nel and Lara Weinstein arrived in Belfast, Northern Ireland, yesterday to participate in the Girls British Open Amateur at Royal Belfast - a course that Erica Lefson describes as like Woodhill golf course in a beautiful park.

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World Junior Series to come to South Africa in 2011

Whilst attending the Harder German Junior Masters, which forms part of the World Junior Golf Series, Ron Boon, Chairman of the KeNako Golf and Sports Academy, announced the launch of the KeNako S.A. Junior Masters as part of the World Junior Golf Series.

With Ron, second left, are Dr Susanna Rosswag, European Director, Tom Burnett, US Director and Erica Lefson.

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Connie finished third at the Harder

17-year old South African Connie Chen played great golf on the final day of the Harder German Junior Masters to finish in third place on 6 under par 210 (71, 71, 68). The event was won by Dane Nicole Broch Larson on -12, with Thailand’s Thidapa Suwannapura in second place on -7.

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Connie fourth on the Harder leaderboard going into the final day.

Lara, Talia and Connie

After another fine one-under 71, Connie Chen goes into the final round of the Harder German Junior Masters on -2, alone in fourth place. Lara Weinstein also returned an excellent 71 and she and Talia Nel who scored 78 yesterday, are grouped together to lead the field teeing off at 7.30am today.

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Connie one under in Germany

Proudly South AFrican Connie Che, Talia Nel and Lara Weinstein

A one under 71 put South African junior Connie Chen tied fourth in the first round of the Harder German Junior Masters being played at Heddesheim Golf Club this week. Pictured above are Proudly South African Connie Chen, Talia Nel and Lara Weinstein.

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