Month: August 2011
Former Southern Cape Number One Monique Smit stamped her mark in the province once again when she won the Southern Cape Championships in a play-off against Kim Williams on Sunday on a soaked Knysna golf course.
A dozen of South Africa’s top amateur golfers will be flying the South African flag at three international golf events this October and November.
The country’s top four ranked players – Brandon Stone, Haydn Porteous, Ruan De Smidt and Jared Harvey – will represent South Africa at The Four Nations Cup and Shirley Open in New Zealand while Graham van der Merwe, CJ du Plessis, Riekus Nortje and Daniel Hammond will do duty here at home in the African Amateur Golf Teams Championships (AAGTC).
Dylan Frittelli's got eliminated from the US Amateur in the round of 32 players when he came up against Peter Uihlein. Frittellli who played solid golf in the second round of the qualifying stroke play, to record a 66, and in the first round of the match play, didnt produce his best golf when he came up against the defending US Amateur Champion.
After a second round 66 in the qualifying round to get into the last 64 of the 111th US Amateur in Wisconsin, Dylan Frittelli made short work of his first round opponent as he defeated Jim Markovitz of Pennsylvania 5 and 4.
Dylan Frittelli, the only South African in the US Amateur being played at Erin Hills, Winsconsin, followed his opening round 76 (4 over) with a superb 66 (6 under) round to move 100 positions down the leadership and secure his place in the top 64 and the Match Play section of the 11th US Amateur Championships.
Women’s Golf South Africa will increase its affiliated member unions to 13 in January 2012 with the inclusion of the new Ekurhuleni Women’s Golf union. Pictured here is the incoming President Daphne Maynier.
Sadly, the South African girls did not qualify for the match play of the Girls British Open Amateur played at Gullane Golf Club in Scotland this week. The top qualifier was 17 year old Noemí Jiménez from Spain who finished on -5 and goes forward with 63 other girls today to the match play.
Lara Weinstein, the best of the South African girls competing in the Girls British Open Amateur, is tied 51st and, with only 64 of the 144 players able to qualify for the match-play stages, the girls know that they will have to dig deep today in order to qualify for thr match play.
Sweden’s Lynn Carlsson won the 54 hole 2011 Harder German Junior Championship after a two-hole playoff against Marina Steutz (Austria). The two had tied at the top of the leader-board on five-under 211, three strokes ahead of the German pair, Larissa Skodda and Isabel Gadea, tied on 214. South Africa’s Izel Pieters finished tied 10th on three-over 219 (75, 71, 73).
The three SA girls pictured here are looking pretty in Adidas Pink.
South Africa’s Izel Pieters carded a one-under par (75, 71 - 146) and is now lying tied 11th with fellow South African, Michaela Fletcher (74, 72 – 146) after round two of the Harder German Junior Masters. The event is being played at the Golfclub Gut Neuzenhof at Heddersheim, Germany.
South Africa’s top three Junior Girls tee off today in round 1 of the Harder German Junior Masters, being played at Golfclub Gut Neuzenhof, Heddesheim in Germany. After their practice round yesterday (Monday), the three, Izel Pieters, Lara Weinstein and Michaela Fletcher are ready to compete in this prestigious international junior tournament. They are accompanied by WGSA President Cynthia Rayner.