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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