Month: June 2011
Top junior Lara Weinstein wins Limpopo champs at Ledgends
Returning two great rounds of 75, 71 (146) on the tough Ledgends course, top SA ranked junior, Lara Weinstein walked away with the 2011 Limpopo Ladies Open played on 18 and 19 June.
Five strokes back was Mpumalanga’s Alana van Greuning, one ahead of Nicole Bekker on 152.
Bianca Theron is the Nomads SA Girls Champion
Nomads National Chairman John Lees travelled from Nelspruit to Orkney today to present the Jenny Bruce Trophy to the new South African girls’ champion. 14-year old Bianca Theron from Kuils River Golf Club in the Boland won the event by six strokes from two other under 16 girls, Carrie Park (Gauteng North) and Kelly Erasmus (Western Province).
The ‘littlies’ shine at SA Girls.
14-year old Boland star Bianca Theron leads the Nomads SA Girls’ Championship by two strokes from Western Province’s Kelly Erasmus. Bianca carded another 74 to retain the lead on 148 while Lara Weinstein, co-overnight leader, returned a disappointing 79 to fall back to seventh position.
Lara and Bianca leads SA Girls, while Zanele cards 80 (68 net) to head B Division
Topping the leader-board at the Nomads SA Girls Championship being played at Orkney Golf Club on two-over par 74 are Gauteng’s Lara Weinstein and Bianca Theron from Boland. And tied in third position are Kelly Erasmus (WP) and Carrie Park (Gauteng North).
Leading the B Division (10 to 18 handicaps) and tied 12th in the tournament overall is Harrismith Golf Club’s Zanele Mazibuko. Playing off a 12 handicap, she returned an 80 and the low net score of the day – 68.
Final day in Wroclaw
Polish Players lead but Lwazi Gqira has good first international tournament, reports Erica Lefson from Wroclaw.
Harvey continues with rich vein of form at the Berkshire Trophy
Jared Harvey, the 2011 South African Stroke Play Champion, continued his rich vein of over the past few months when he finished in a tie for 5th at The Berkshire Trophy held in Ascot, west of London (UK), this past weekend.
Reports from Poland
Mateusz Gradecki leads after the second round when he carded an even par 72 at the Toya Polish Junior a WJGS Event being played in Wroclaw this week. Mateusz was three under par leading the tournament by three shots after nine holes, but fell back on the inward nine to finish level par and lead the tournament by one shot. South Africa's Armandt Scoltz pictured here, carded a great one-under 71 in round two after an indifferent first round.
Toya Polish Junior Masters
The South African juniors did not feature among the leaders in Round 1 of the Toya Polish Junior Masters - this was left to juniors from Thailand. Seen here are two South Africans Lwazi Gqira and Kim Daniels with their Nomads sponsored golf bags.
Lara wins at Ledgends
SA Top Junior Lara Weinstein returned to the winners’ podium when she won the Limpopo Women’s Championships played at the spectacular Ledgends course on 18 and 19 June.
Great Britain and Ireland retained the Astor Trophy
Great Britain and Ireland retained the Astor Trophy on 19.5 points after an exciting final day at Fairhaven Golf Club. Trailing 0-2 from the morning foursomes, captain Tegwen Matthews’ team of five – Kelly Tidy, Amy Boulden, Holly Clyburn, Kelsey MacDonald and Pamela Pretswell picked four of the singles encounters to win 4 & 3. Favourites New Zealand was runner-up on 16 points.
South Africa with 13 points finished in third place, ahead of Australia (12) and Canada (9.5).
South Africa bounces back
South Africa bounced back from a 6-1 defeat by GB and I to beat Canada 5 ½-1 ½ on Day 3 of the Astor Trophy tournament at Fairhaven GC, Lancashire.
New Zealand is still on course for a crunch Saturday match against Great Britain and Ireland – but Australia gave them their toughest match so far before the Kiwis edged a 4-3 win.
SA disappointed as the team goes down to GB & I
Great Britain and Ireland boosted their prospects of retaining the Astor Trophy at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lytham St Annes on Sunday with a resounding 6-1 win over South Africa on Day 2 of the five-day round-robin team match-play event.
New Zealand and GB & I win Opening Matches at Fairhaven but Kim aces her tee-shot at 10 and defeats World No. 1
Top-ranked South African Kim Williams aced her tee-shot at 10 and went on to defeat the World No 1 Lydia Ko, but SA lost 4.5 - 2.5 to favourites, New Zealand.
Team SA tees off at Fairhaven
Team SA (Silent Assassins) takes on the young New Zealand side on the first day of the Astor Trophy being played at Fairhaven Golf Club in Lancashire this week. The team is, back row, Tiffany Avern-Taplin, Henriëtte Frylinck and Bertine Strauss and seated, Kim Williams, Sandra Winter and Iliska Verwey.
SA meets NZ in first round of Astor Trophy tomorrow, Wednesday 15 June
After the second official practice round, the Opening Ceremony for the Astor Trophy takes place today at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lytham St Annes in Lancashire at 17h45.
The tournament gets under way tomorrow, Wednesday 15 June and the South African team of Iliska Verwey, Bertine Strauss, Kim Williams, Henriëtte Frylinck, Tiffany Avern Taplin and non-playing captain Sandra Winter will compete against teams from Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
SA junior girls finish runners-up in Jakaeta
The South African team of Lara Weinstein and Biance Theron return to South African today having been runners-up in the team event at the Jakarta World Junior Championships played in Indonesia this week.
Kim and Iliska lose to teenagers in quarter-finals
South Africa's top-ranked players did well to reach the quarter-ginals of the Ladies British Open Championship played at Royal Portrush this week, but it was the teenagers who stole the show. Kim Williams lost to 17-year-old Amy Boulden from Wales 5/3 and Iliska went all the way to lose 1 down at the 19th to 18-year-old Parisienne Alexandra Bonnetti. The second semi-final is betweem title-holder Kelly Tidy and 16-year old Lauren Taylor.
The South Africans today head off to Lytham St Annes where the Astor Trophy is being contested from Wednesday 15 June at Fairhaven Golf Club. The other teams in the event are Great Britain and N Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
News of the semi-final and final which was won by thne 16-year-old Lauren Taylor
SA Girls through to quarter finals in N Ireland
South Africa's top-ranked duo, Kim Williams and Iliska Verwey won their matches this morning in round four of the Ladies British Open Amateur being played at Royal Portrush on the Northern Ireland Coast. They play their quarter-final matches this afternoon.
Kim and Iliska through to last 16 at Portrush.
Top-ranked South African Kim Williams had to play only 28 holes to get past her first and second-round ties at the Ladies British Open Amateur being played at Portrush this week. Team mate Iliska Verwey is also through to round three.
Lara in third position as she heads to final round in Jakarta
Lara Weinstein, with rounds of 77 and 75 (152) is in third position as she heads to the final round of the Jakarta World Junior Championship being played in Indonesia this week.