Month: September 2012
Last year’s winners, Korea, shot up the leader board on Day 2 of the 2012 Women’s World Amateur Teams Championship in Turkey, finishing on 8-under-par.
Brandon Stone, Haydn Porteous and Zander Lombard are geared up to launch their bid to become the first South African team to lift the prestigious Eisenhower Trophy since the World Amateur Team Championship launched in 1958. And the country’s leading three amateurs will carry some red hot form into the 2012 edition of the world’s most prestigious biennial team competition, which tees off at the Antalya Club in Turkey from 4-7 October.
What looked to be the Western Province’s 17th triumph turned into a glorious moment for Boland and for the first time in 52-year history of the country’s most prestigious amateur teams competition, two teams will share the South African Inter-Provincial title.
The Western Province and Central Gauteng will face off in Friday’s final round of the South African Inter-Provincial what promises to be an epic battle for supremacy but, while the big dogs fight about the bone, Boland could sneak in the back door.
There are still two rounds left and lots of golf to be played, but a resurgent Boland and gritty Western Province side threw the 52nd South African Inter-Provincial Championship wide open on Wednesday. Central Gauteng had plotted a course for their title defence with positive results against Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal over the first two days, while Gauteng North stayed close behind. But now the tournament has developed a distinct three-way split and is heading for an almighty showdown.
Andre Pieterse was appointed as the new president of the South African Golf Association (SAGA) at the Association’s Annual General Meeting held in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday. Pieterse will take over from the current incumbent, Colin Burger, and in terms of the SAGA’s constitution, will serve a two year term commencing Saturday, 22 September 2012.
Central Gauteng may still be in command, but the dynamics of the South African Interprovincial Tournament changed dramatically after Gauteng North and Western Province staged spirited comebacks in the second round at Port Elizabeth Golf Club on Tuesday.
Boland, Western Province and defending champions Central Gauteng are in the driver’s seat after the second round foursomes at the South African Interprovincial at Port Elizabeth Golf Club. After a first round loss to Boland, Province bounced back to take a 3-1 lead over Limpopo, Central Gauteng whipped KwaZulu-Natal by the same margin and Boland also surrendered just one game to Gauteng North.
Central Gauteng got their title defence off to a solid start, while Southern Cape emerged as the B-Section pacesetter in Monday’s first round of the 52nd South African Interprovincial, sponsored by Tempest Car Hire, at Port Elizabeth Golf Club.
Defending champions Central Gauteng are expecting to come under attack from Limpopo in Monday’s first round of the South African Inter Provincial, sponsored by Tempest Car Hire, at Port Elizabeth Golf Club.
Brandon Stone, a former SA number one amateur golfer, and Victor Lange of Royal Johannesburg & Kensington , who left SA sits both impressed their coaches in their first weeks playing for their respective colleges.
The three South Africans competing in the prestigious Duke of York Young Champions Trophy will leave Troon this evening very disappointed with their individual performances.
There's only one place to be next week to catch the crème de la crème of South African amateur golf, and that is the 52nd South African Inter-Provincial Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay. The prestigious annual team championship tees off at the Port Elizabeth Golf Club from 17-21 September.