Month: January 2011
Devonvale Golf Club’s Olivia le Roux carded a two under par 71 to win the shortened Gauteng North Junior Championships played at Wingate Park yesterday. When the siren sounded for the lightning delay (which turned out to be the end of the event) she was level par after 27 holes.
Fellow Bolander, Bianca Theron carded level par 73 to finish runner-up, with Sammy Barber 77 (Western Province) and Kim Daniels 77 (Eastern Cape) in 3rd and 4th positions. Pictured above from the left are Bianca Theron, Olivia le Roux, Kim Daniels and Sammy Barber.
Top-ranked SA Junior, 16 year-old-Lara Weinstein canned a 10 metre putt to win the 36 hole Western Province Junior Championship played at Durbanville Golf Club yesterday. She finished on 146 (73, 73), one shot ahead of Mowbray's Sammy Barber on 147 (75, 72). Kim Daniels (Uitenhage) and Monique Ramkisson (Scottburgh) tied for third position on 150.
14-year old Bianca Theron returned a second round of 67 to run away with the Boland Junior Champs played at Paarl Golf Club this week. She finished 11 strokes ahead of KZN’s Michaela Fletcher to clinch this inaugural Junior Championship on 138 (71, 67). She is seen here receiving her trophy from Pick n Pay's Anna Dewhurst.
KZN's Moinique Ramkisson scored her first hole-in-one when she aced her nine-iron tee shot at the par three seventh hole at Paarl Golf Club today in the first round of the Boland Junior Championships. The leader at the half-way stage of this inaugural championship event is Kuilsriver's Bianca Theron who shot a one under par 71, one stroke ahead of KZN's Michaela Fletcher's par 72.
WGSA announced this week that top ranked juniors Lara Weinstein and Izel Pieters will represent South Africa at the third Annika Invitational tournament to be played at the Reunion Resort, Independence (Watson) course, Reunion, Florida USA from 18 to 21 February 2011. The manager is WGSA President Erica Lefson.
South Africa’s Bertine Strauss carded a final round of 76 to finish in fifth position at the Mexican Women’s Amateur Championship played at the Club de Golf Vallescondido this week. The team results are not available but it is unlikely that the SA team will have improved from their fourth place after round three.
USA’s Lee Lopez carded a one-over par 73 to tie the lead with Mexico’s Margarita Ramos on 223 (+7) when the third round of the Mexican Women’s Amateur Championship was played in New Mexico yesterday.
The South African team fell back one position to fourth place in the team event, and will be focus today on regaining their third place in the final round.
Day two in Mexico was disappointing for the SA Players but they retain their third position in the International Pairs Tournament. Bertine Strauss is seventh in the individual competition on 158 (78, 80) while Tiffany Avern-Taplin is tied 10th on 162 (79, 83).