Month: February 2012
As the battle for the country’s most prestigious amateur title heated up, South African Stroke Play champion Haydn Porteous and top English amateur Toby Tree were among the early departures at the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship at Mowbray Golf Club on Wednesday.
Mpumalanga’s Alana van Greuning won the Border Match Play Championship on Tuesday this week when she defeated Ekurhuleni’s Chevonne Botha 5/4 in the 18 hole final. The event was played at the picturesque East London Golf Club. Alana received her trophy from Border President Louise van Niekerk.
It was a tough day at the office for the country’s leading amateurs as Free State amateur Louis Taylor derailed Haydn Porteous’s bid to win the elusive double and Brandon Stone had to scrape his way to victory against a relentless Pedrie Oosthuizen in the second round of t the Sanlam South Africa’s Amateur Championship.
With a slew of top English amateurs and a seven-man Scottish Golf Union Men’s Squad competing at this year’s Sanlam South African Amateur Championship, there was the very real possibility that the country’s most prestigious amateur title would find it’s way to the United Kingdom for a third successive year.
Western province golfer Dylan Raubenheimer struck a winning note for the country’s junior golfers when he held his nerve to win the Stroke Play Qualifier at Sanlam South African Amateur Championship on Tuesday.
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South Africa’s leading amateur Brandon Stone strengthened his bid to win the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship when he blistered the course in 66 strokes during the second round on the 36-hole qualifier at Mowbray Golf Club.
Top ranked Junior Lara Weinstein carded a four under 69 in the first round of the Border Championships played at East London Golf Club yesterday and with her one-over 73 in the afternoon, finished on two-under 144 to pick up the winner's trophy.
Top English amateur Toby Tree launched his bid for the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship title with a five-under-par 67 to share the first round lead of the 36-hole qualifier at Mowbray Golf Club on Sunday.
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Gauteng North’s Conway Kunneke and Toby Tree of England blazed their way to an early share of the clubhouse lead in the first round of the 36-hole qualifier at the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship.
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Lara Weinstein underlined her growing stature when she outplayed 36 junior boys to become the first female finalist in the series sponsored by Glacier by Sanlam since it launched in 2010.
The teenager from Dowerglen in Edenvale booked her spot in the elite winners-only field for the Series Final later this year when she claimed the Dave Usendorff Tournament with a one-under-par 71 to win by one stroke from nearest rival, Phillip Kruse, and two shots former finalist Keegan de Lange and Arno Muller.
A seven-man delegation from the Scottish Golf Union’s National Squad will arrive in Cape Town today and their goal is simple: to deny South Africa’s leading amateurs a home title for a third year running when the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship tees off at Mowbray Golf Club from 26 February to 2 March 2012.
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South Africa's top-ranked Kim Williams was awarded her second Compleat Golfer Award when the 2012 Compleat Golfer Awards dinner was held at Randpark Golf Club last night. Her award was presented by Gauteng North Vice-President Dot van Ryneveld.
The South African team trailed the Scottish Golf Union Men’s National Squad by just two points going into the final day of the annual Test at Leopard Creek Country Club, but although the host nation launched a spirited comeback, the visitors managed to stay ahead and clinch The Leopard Trophy for the first time since 2010.
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Despite coming under intense pressure from Italy’s Andrea Bolognesi, South Africa’s Haydn Porteous was the coolest man at the final hole at Glendower Golf Club as he closed out the South African Stroke Play Championship with a even-par 72 on Friday.
For two days he topped the leaderboard and when Brandon Stone teed off in the third round at Glendower Golf Club this morning, he looked for all the money in the world to be the man to beat. But Stone set up an intriguing final day shootout at the South African Stroke Play Championship when he squandered a five shot lead on Thursday.
For two days impressive shot making put Brandon Stone in the driver’s seat at this week’s South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship. But - for the moment - it’s Italian Andrea Bolognesi who has surged ahead and tops the midway leaderboard at nine under par.