Month: January 2013

Gauteng North player dominates at home Junior Championship

Magda Kruger

Magda Kruger from Centurion Golf Club starts her year by winning the GNGU Junior Girls Open.

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Sanlam SA Amateur – And then there were eight

The unforgiving nature of match play always dishes up a certain amount of surprises and, so far, this year’s Sanlam SA Amateur Championship has enjoyed it’s fair share of the unexpected.

A field of 144 hopeful amateurs began the chase for the country’s most prestigious amateur title on Sunday. As dusk fell on the third round at Country Club Johannesburg, there just eight left standing and stories of lucky bounces, cruel twists of fate and the tales of dreams unfulfilled.

Unheralded George golfer Andrew Light ended Jovan Rebula’s dream run, while Louis Taylor had the unenviable task of knocking out his twin brother Eddie 2&1 to make the final eight and a collusion course will leave only one Scot the opportunity to claim a much-talked-about hat-trick.

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SA to challenge in Ten Nations Cup

Leading South African amateurs Haydn Porteous, Zander Lombard, Dylan Raubenheimer and Louis Taylor will be flying the flag for the country in the inaugural Ten Nations Cup in George this February.

The international teams event is an amalgamation of the Four Nations Cup and the Southern Cross Trophy and will be staged at the Kingswood Golf Estate from 6-9 February. The tournament has drawn entries from top international teams including England, Scotland, Ireland, France, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Colombia.

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Western Province player heads Junior Rankings

Cara Gorlei

Cara Gorlei from Milnerton Golf Club rises to the top of the Junior Rankings

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Bianca Theron wins Nomads WP Junior Champs

Bianca receives the Nomads Trophy from Donavon Dawson (Captain, Nomads WP) and local celebrity Elana Afrika

Bolander Bianca Theron from Devonvale Golf Club wins second provincial junior tournament on WGSA calendar.

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KZN Junior Michaela Fletcher wins Boland Ladies Junior Championship

Michaela Fletcher

Michaela Fletcher, who plays out of Maritzburg Golf Club and is ranked 3rd on the Junior Rankings, prevailed against strong local opposition to take the honours at the first Junior Championship of 2013.

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SA Women’s Amateur Match Play Champion Bonita Bredenhann earns her 2013 European Tour Card

Bonita Bredenhann

Namibian born Bonita, who bases herself at Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate in Ekurhuleni, earned her 2013 European Tour card after 5 gruelling rounds at the LET Qualifying School held this year in Morocco.

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Top Juniors head for the Western Cape

Cara Gorlei

Top ranked juniors head to Boland and Western Province to compete in the first two Junior Championships of 2013 … read more

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