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.