Month: December 2011
Lara Weinstein and Izel Pieters return to South Africa today, only to return to the USA in two weeks. They have been invited to compete in the annual Annika Invitational to be played at the Reunion Resort in Florida from 13 to 16 January where will be accompanied by their fathers, Deryck Weinstein and Koos Pieters.
Final leader board
Connie wrote to WGSA sending good wishes for the festive season and confirmed that she has full exemption on the Ladies European Tour in 2012.
Lora Assad played a third consecutive round of 77 at the Gate American Junior Masters to finish best of the SA girls tied seventh on +15 (231). Austrian Marina Stutz increased her lead with a fine one under 71 in the final round to win the event on +2, 218 (74, 73, 71).
The boys’ championship was won by USA’s Cody Proveaux on -5 211 (68, 74, 69) with SA’s Haydn Porteus in eighth position on +1 217 (74, 74, 69).
Top SA junior, Lara Weinstein is tied sixth on the leader board at +8 going into the final round of the Gate Junior Masters being played at Ponte Vedra in Florida, USA. The leader is Austrian Marina Stutz on +3. And in the boys’ competition the leading South African is Haydn Porteus, tied 14th on +4. Lara (kneeling) is seen here with Izel Pieters and Lora Assad at the Leadbetter Academy.
Merry Christmas to all SA Golfers. To the top Amateurs: entries for the SA Stroke Play close on 6 Jan 2012 at noon
The SAGA would like to wish all SAGA Affiliated members a happy and safe Festive Season. If there is a time in the year to get out and play lots of golf away from your home course, it is now. Enjoy!!
To all the low handicap players please remember the closing date for the SA Stroke Play Championship is 6 January 2012 at noon. No late entries will be accepted so please get those entries sent in.
Click here for the SA Stroke Play entry form
Click here for the Sanlam SA Amateur entry form (closing date 16 January 2012)
Three of the WGSA juniors participating in the Gate Junior Masters are on a pre-championship shopping/practice stay in Orlando Florida with chaperone Erica Lefson who is spending Christmas in Florida and also attending the Gate tournament as a Junior Masters official. Pictured here are Izel Pieters, Lara Weinstein and Lora Assad who travelling with Erica and her husband Johann.
Eight South African Juniors arrived at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida yesterday to compete in the Gate American Junior being played from 20 to 22 December. The players are Lara Weinstein, Izel Pieters, Cara Gorlei, Stephanie Perkins, Lora Assad, Jonathan Botha, Matt Bright and Haydn Porteus.
Two Swedish junior girls, including Lynn Carlsson, winner of the 2011 Harder German Masters, visited South Africa last week and played friendly matches against some of our juniors.
Pictured here are Carrie Park and Magda Kruger who played against the Swedes at The Els Club in Pretoria, and earlier in the week, Kelly Erasmus and Leanke Vlok (no longer a junior) competed against the visitors.
Jenny Brown, ex KZN, sends good wishes and news of her daughter, Lindsay who is about to turn pro and go to Q-school in Spain in January.
The four top places in the KZN Junior Championships played at Selborne Country Club on 2 and 3 December were claimed by Western Cape girls, with Milnerton's Cara Gorlei in top spot. She is seen here accepting her winner's trophy from WGSA Vice-President Karen Olivant
Five time winner on the European Ladies Golf Tour and 2011 Henderson Order of Merit winner Lee-Anne Pace, along with LET Tour winner Anne-Lise Caudal took time out from their training to coach the girls of Webervallei Primary Golf Development Program.