Month: June 2012

Nobuhle aims for double at SA Amateur

2012 SA Amateur Stroke Play Champion, Nobuhle Dlamini will be pulling out all the stops when the Sanlam SA Match Play Championship is played at Benoni Country Club from 8 to 11 July.

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Michaela wins the Nomads SA Girls Championship

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.

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Michaela increases her lead in frosty conditions

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.

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Michaela Fletcher cards 69 at the SA Girls Championshups to lead the field

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.

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Last South African standing ousted at British Amateur

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.

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WGSA President looks forward to Nomads SA Girls

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.

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SA beat Scots in own back yard

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.

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Solid start from SA squad in Scottish Test

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.

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Porteous claims top 20 at St Andrews Links Trophy

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.

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South African players take top honours in Botswana Ladies Open

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.

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