Month: November 2010
Former top ranked Bertine Strauss ends her school days tomorrow when she writes her final matric exam. She will join Tiffany Avern-Taplin in representing South Africa at the Mexican Women’s Amateur Championships and International Pairs Tournament to be played in Mexico City from 5 – 8 January 2011.
Determined to play well at her last amateur tournament this weekend, Kim Williams finished on eight under par, carding 67 and 69 (136), to win the Mpumalanga Women’s Championships by seven strokes from Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini on 143 (74, 69). Gauteng’s Michelle Leigh, playing consistent golf, signed for 75 and 74 (149) to finish in third position.
Kim Williams is well-prepared and her low rounds will stand her in good stead as, together with Iliska Verwey, Henriette Frylinck and Nicole Becker, she leaves tomorrow for Spain where the girls will try to qualify for the professional Ladies European Tour in 2011. They will be in Europe for a month, playing in the various qualifying events. Connie Chen who has already turned professional will join them.
The two South African amateur golfers, in the field for the 115th Argentine Amateur Championship, Ryan Dreyer and Daniel Hammond, look well placed to qualify for the match play stages after the first round of the thirty six hole qualifying round.
2009 SA Match Play Champion, Swaziland's Nobuhle Dlamini won the Ladies Open Amateur Championship of Nigeria on a two-over par 148 from South Africa's Lumien Orton on 150 when the event was played at Abuja on Friday and Saturday 12 and 13 November. Nobuhle is seen here with the High Commissioner of Zambia and the President of LGAN.
It was Ryan Dreyer who stepped up to the plate for South Africa in the third round of the 72 hole stroke play Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup. Playing in windy conditions the thirty eight year old Killarney Country Club amateur golfer recorded a two under par 69.
+1 Handicapped Yvette du Plessis teed up with a the benefit of a seven shot cushion in the final of the inaugural Spar SA Ladies Mid Amateur played at Kingswood Golf Estate this week and won the event by nine shots on 222 (73, 75, 73).
Western Province’s Yvette du Plessis increased her lead to seven strokes from Kingswood’s Sandra Winter in round two of the SPAR SA Mid Amateur Ladies’ Championship played at Kingswood Golf Estate today. Yvette is seen here with playing partner Sonja Bland (left).
Seventy one golfers teed off in the inaugural SA Mid Amateur Championships at the picturesque but challenging Kingwood Golf Estate today. The event was organised by WGSA Coach and Kingswood Golf Estate Director, Val Holland pictured here welcoming players and guests at the opening function. Former South African champions Yvette du Plessis (73) and Gilly Tebbutt (78) lead the field together with Sonja Bland (77) and will play in the leading group in the Championship Division.
Three top South African golfers, Tiffany Avern-Taplin, Henriëtte Frylinck and Lumien Orton, will represent South Africa at the All African Challenge Trophy (AACT) which celebrates its 10th anniversary this week in Abuja, Nigeria. South Africa won the previous championship when it was played in Cairo in 2008.