Month: October 2010
The French Team won the 2010 men’s World Amateur Team Championship and the Eisenhower Trophy with a 54 hole team score of 423, seven under par. They finished four shots clear of Denmark. While the South African team recorded a final round of 149, five over par, in very windy playing conditions.
UZHOU (China) Oct 31, 2010: South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace had the best two weeks in China as she picked up her second victory by winning the Eur200,000 Suzhou-Taihu Ladies Open after being involved in a four-way playoff with USA's Hannah Jun, Paraguay's Julieta Granada and Netherlands' Christel Boeljon at the Suzhou-Taihu International Golf Club.
It was not the start the South African amateur golf team, made up of Dean O’Riley (74), JG Claassen (73) and Dylan Frittelli (75), were looking for at the end of the first round of the Eisenhower Trophy. With a team score of 147, five over par, they find themselves twelve shots off the pace.
South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace returned to the summit of European women's golf today when she shot a six-under-par 66 to win the Sanya Ladies Open in China.
Buenos Aires, Argentina (23 October) – Korea broke the record for the lowest score and won the 2010 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship by 17 strokes over the USA to claim its second Espirito Santo Trophy at Olivos Golf Club.
The South African team of Connie Chen, Kelli Shean and Kim Williams finish tied third with Sweden and France.
Val Holland comments "We are in 4th spot on our own on 8 under with Germany on 9 under and USA on 12 under, the Koreans are just amazing 25 under par - their individual scores are 11 under, 11under & 7 under."
Korea fired a record-setting 16-under-par 128 to surge into the lead by one stroke over first-round leader USA in the second round of the 2010 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship while South Africa is tied fifth at the half-way stage of the event.
Buenos Aires, Argentina (20 October) – The USA forged a four-stroke lead over Argentina and France with a record-setting 8-under-par 136 in the first round of the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship. The South African team are six strokes back on -2 and tied in fourth position - Kelli Shean carded 70 (-2) and Kim Williams finished on even par 72.
Southern Cape's Monique Smit returned to tournament golf after a break to win the 54 hole Gus Ackerman Trophy played at Clovelly Country Club on Saturday and Sunday. She won on the second play-off hole against Eastern Cape's Iliska Verwey after both players carded one-over par 217.
Val Holland (coach), Sandra Winter (Captain) and players Connie Chen, Kim Williams and Kelli Shean all arrived safely in Buenos Aires yesterday to compete in the 2010 World Amateur Team Championships for the Espirito Santo Trophy.