Month: November 2010
Bertine returns to represent SA after completion of her matric exams
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.
Kim wins her final amateur tournament on 8 under
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.
Dreyer loses in the second round
Ryan Dreyer produced another strong display of golf on Friday, in the second round of the 115th Argentine Amateur Championship match play, however it was not enough.
Dreyer through to second round
Ryan Dreyer produced his best golf so far in Argentina to thump Neil Raymond, of England, five and four, in the first round of the 115th Argentine Amateur Championship match play.
Hammond and Dreyer qualify in Argentina
Both Danilel Hammond and Ryan Dreyer successfully negotiated their way through the 36 hole Qualifying to enter the match play stages of the 115th Argentine Amateur Championship.
SA players well placed to qualify in Argentina
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.
Orton is runner-up to Dlamini in Nigerian Ladies Open Championship
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.
Finland win Tailhade Cup; SA in 9th
Finland literally ran away with this year’s Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup winning the International Team Tournament by a handsome eleven shots.
Dreyer shines as SA play fo pride
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.
Hammond improves; SA still well off the pace
Daniel Hammond’s one over par 72, in the second round of the Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup, an improvement of seven shots on his first round score, helped the South African two man team to a second round team score of 147.
South Africa retains AACT Championship Trophy
The South African Team of Lumien Orton, Tiffany Avern-Taplin and Henriette Frylinck successfully defended the All African Challenge Trophy championship played in Abuja, Nigeria this week. Henriette won the Individual Championship.
SA off to bad start in title defence
Ryan Dreyer (75) and Daniel Hammond (79) find themselves fourteen shots off the pace after the first round of the Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup which was played on Thursday.
Yvette wins inagrural SPAR Mid Amateur by nine strokes
+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).
SA to defend title in Argentina
Ryan Dreyer and Daniel Hammond are to defend the two-man-team amateur golf title won by South Africa last year, in the thirty ninth annual staging of the Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup.
Yvette du Plessis leads Mid Amateur by seven strokes
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).
Val goes the extra mile for Mid Amateur
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.
SA defends All Africa Challenge Trophy in Abuja, Nigeria
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.