Month: June 2012
KZN’s Michaela Fletcher lifted the 2012 Nomads SA Girls 54 hole Championship Trophy at Orkney Golf Club by four strokes from Gauteng North’s Carrie Park and the Under 16 Champion, Se Young Chun from Western Province. She is pictured here receiving her trophy from Nomads Chairman Mark Philp.
KZN’s Michaela Fletcher increased her lead to six strokes going into the final round of the 54-Hole Nomads SA Girls’ Championships. She and second placed Carrie Park carded two-over 74s in the second round played today at Orkney Golf Club in the North West Province.
After the benign weather on the first day of the championship, the players awoke to stunning views of a white golf course with mist rising over the Vaal River flowing alongside the 10th tee.West Province. WGSA President Cynthia Rayner is pictured here teeing the players off on a frosty fairway.
KZN’s Michaela Fletcher leads the field by five strokes after the first round of the 54-hole Nomads SA Girls Stroke Play Championship at Orkney Golf Club in the North West Province this week.
Michael Loppnow was the last South African standing after the gruelling 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier at the 117th British Amateur Championship at Royal Troon, but the Milnerton amateur made an early exit in the first round on Wednesday.
WGSA President Cynthia Rayner sends a message to all the lucky girls competing in this year's Nomads' SA Girls Championship.
It’s June - out with the beanies and the gloves that have been packed away for many months, and get ready for that special experience at Orkney in the North West Province.
South Africa’s top amateurs took the sting out of a home defeat earlier this year by beating their Scottish rivals by one point to win the Friendship Quaich at the prestigious Prestwick Golf Club on Thursday. The Scots held a one point edge at 5-4 going into the second round, but the South Africans fought vehemently to level the scores in the morning foursomes. With the two-day contest down to the wire, Shaun Smith managed to halve his match with Paul Shields to hand the home side a crucial half point for a 9½ - 8½ victory.
The six-man South African team put in a solid first round showing against their opposite numbers from the Scottish Golf Union’s (SGU) National Men’s Squad at Prestwick Golf Club on Wednesday. The South Africans went into lunch trailing by one after halving two games and losing one in the foursomes, but CJ du Plessis, Drikus Bruyns and Shaun Smith stepped up in the Singles to ensure that the margin stayed the same going into the final round.
South Africa’s reigning SA Amateur Stroke Play champion Haydn Porteous claimed a top 20 finish at the St Andrews Links Trophy a week after he tied for second at the Carrick Neill Scottish Stroke Play Championship at Kilmarnock in Barassie. The 17-year-old Modderfontein golfer got within 11 shots of the overall winner, Daan Huizing of the Netherlands, at the halfway mark, but the last two rounds saw Porteous lose his grip on the top 10 and slide to a share of 17th on Sunday.
Bertine Strauss (pictured) on her summer break from the University of Texas, won the Botswana Ladies Open played over 36 holes at the Gabarone Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday.
She carded 150 (77, 73), two strokes ahead of Kim Williams 152 (79, 73) and Lejan Lewthwaite 152 (78, 74) tied runners-up.
Just a week after he tied for second at the Carrick Neill Scottish Stroke Play Championship, South Africa’s number two ranked amateur Haydn Porteous joined the battle for glory at the St Andrews Links Trophy in Scotland. The reigning SA Stroke Play champion opened with a one-over-par 72 on the New Course, but a four-under-par 68 at the Old Course lifted the 17-year-old to a share of third at the halfway point.
The SA Team of Bianca Theron and Eleonora Galletti finished in fourth place at the Jakarta World Junior Champioships played in Indonesia this week. Pictured with Bianca on the final day are Gianti (on the left) from Indonesia and Okamura the winner from Japan.
South Africa won the All Africa Challenge Trophy played in Botswana at Phakalane Golf Estate by a convincing 24 shots from Zambia (452). Zimbabwe finished third on 464. Pictured here are Lejan Lewthwaite, Kim Williams the indiviual winner and Alana van Greuning.
The two South African girls, Bianca Theron and Eleonora Galletti enjoyed good second rounds at the Jakarta World Junior Chamio ships and it is hoped that after the third and final round tomorrow, they can leapfrog Taiwan and Indonesia and make a run at Japan for the team trophy.
The SA girls are very upbeat and performed really well in the first round of the Jakarta World Junior Championships being played in Jakarta this week. Eleonora is pictured here with the caddies and opponents.
South Africa took the lead after the first round of the All Africa Challenge Trophy being held at Phakalane Golf Estate in Botswana. With two scores to count, the senior players in the South African team, Kim Williams and Alana van Greuning both produced solid level par rounds and the team score of 146 is eight shots ahead of Tanzania, with Zambia in third position on 156.
Central Gauteng’s Karabo Mokoena, pictured here with his caddy, shot a solid 76 today in the opening round of the the Jakarta World Junior Championships being played in Indonesia this week.
SA Stroke Play Champion Nobuhle Dlamini added another title to her name when she won the inaugural 54 hole Ekurhulei Stroke Play Championships at State Mines Golf Club Country Club this week. She is pictured here receiving her trophy from Ekurhuleni President Daphne Maynier and Derek Lindsay, Captain of Eastern’s Nomads.