Month: May 2013

Double delight for Gauteng North at 72 Hole Teams Champs

The three teams and managers celebrate Gauteng North’s unprecedented A- and B-Division victories in the 72 Hole Teams Championship at Maccauvlei Golf Club; credit WGSA

Gauteng North celebrated an unprecedented double victory at the 72 Hole Teams Championship after lifting both the Swiss Teams Trophy and Challenge Trophy at Maccauvlei Golf Club on Wednesday.

The defending champions did not only retain their A-Division title, but their B-team finished second while their C-team held off a spirited challenge from Limpopo to capture the B-Division title. This marks the first time that one province has won both the coveted Swiss Teams Trophy and the Challenge Trophy since the B-Division was introduced in 2008.

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Gauteng North hunting double glory at Maccauvlei

With the defending champions in command in the Swiss Teams Trophy and their C-team tied for the lead in the Challenge Trophy, Gauteng North will be hunting an unprecedented clean sweep in Wednesday’s final round of the 72 Hole Teams Championship at Maccauvlei Golf Club.

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Gauteng North take early control at Maccauvlei

Gauteng North wasted no time to take the early control of both divisions at this year’s 72 Hole Teams Championship at Maccauvlei Golf Club in Monday’s first round.

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Lombard rallies to win KZN Amateur Match Play

Pretoria golfer Zander Lombard was delighted to lift the 2013 KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship title after a demanding battle against defending champion Haydn Porteous at Umhlali Country Club on Sunday.

The final between South Africa’s two top ranked amateurs was an understandably tight match and Lombard could only celebrate his2 & 1 victory after both players parred the penultimate hole of the 36-hole final.

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SA Big Dogs set to tussle for KZN Amateur glory

The 2013 KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship is set for an exciting final with the SA number one and defending champion Haydn Porteous going toe-to-toe with the country’s number two ranked amateur, Zander Lombard, at Umhlali Country Club on Sunday.

Just two days after his successful title defence in the Stroke Play qualifier, Porteous booked his berth in the final to line up his ninth victory this season. However, the Modderfontein golfer could be in for a tough challenge to secure the double for a second successive year.

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Gauteng North primed for 72 Hole title defence

Kim Williams, Nobuhle Dlamini and Magda Kruger will be chasing Gauteng North’s sixth successive victory in the prestigious 72 Hole Teams Championship at Maccauvlei Golf Club from 27-29 May.

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Porteous still on course for KZN Amateur Double glory

Haydn Porteous remains on course for his second successive KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship victory after reaching the quarterfinals at Umhlali Country Club.

The defending champion’s mantle is already groaning under the weight of eight victories this season, but that won’t stop the 18-year-old Modderfontein golfer from adding to his haul. After lifting the Stroke Play title for a second time in a row with a three shot victory on Wednesday, the country’s number one ranked amateur continued his winning march with victories in the first and second rounds of the match play.

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Hammer triumphs at SA Senior Ladies

Chrissie Hammer survived a late wobble on Krugersdorp Golf Club’s infamous closing stretch to claim a three-shot victory in the South African Senior Ladies Championship on Wednesday.

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Porteous on course for KZN Amateur defence

South Africa’s top ranked amateur Haydn Porteous continued his purple patch with a three shot victory in the KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship - Stroke Play Qualifier at Umhlali Country Club on Thursday.

Porteous opened with a four under 67 and took a one shot lead over Raynard Badenhorst and local favourite Christiaan van der Merwe into the final round of the 36-hole qualifier. He dropped just one shot on his way to a final round six-under-par 65 to clinch the title on 10-under-par 132.

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Smit ready for Senior Nationals defence

Western Cape golfer Lorraine Smit is cautious but eager ahead of her Senior Womens Golf Nationals title defence at the Krugersdorp and Randfontein Golf Clubs from 20-21 May.

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SAGA Juniors clinch SA Challenge IPT

The SAGA Juniors lifted this year’s SA Challenge Inter-Provincial with a spectacular performance as defending champions Central Gauteng wilted under pressure from Gauteng North at Maccauvlei Golf Club.

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SA lifts fourth RAACT title

South Africa celebrated their fourth consecutive victory in the Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy (RAACT) with another strong performance in the final round at Centurion Country Club on Thursday. The defending champions lifted the title with an overall score of 27-under-par 405, with SA captain Lara Weinstein and Sylvia Masango combing for a final round 139.

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Central Gauteng, North West and Boland in command

Defending champions Central Gauteng hit the front in Thursday’s fourth round at the SA Challenge Inter-Provincial in Vereeniging, while the North West strengthened their hold on the A-Section and Boland remained on track for promotion after their fourth successive win in this year’s SA Country Districts Tournament in Upington.

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SA closes door on competition at Regional All-Africa

South Africa will take a commanding 37 stroke lead over Swaziland into the final round of the Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy after the side combined for a second round nine-under-par 135. Lara Weinstein carded a 71 while Magda Kruger blisted the Centurion Country Club layout in 64 strokes keep South Africa's title defence on track.

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Tight at the top at Challenge IPT

Log leaders Central Gauteng and the SAGA Juniors continue to share the top spot after drawing their match at the third round of the SA Challenge Inter-Provincial at Maccauvlei, while Mpumalanga barely managed to hang on to the A-Section lead while Boland kept their promotion hunt alive with a 10-2 result over Karoo at the Country Districts Tournament at Upington Golf Club.

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SA throws down the gauntlet at RAACT

Top juniors Magda Kruger and Bianca Theron put South Africa in command at the Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy (RAACT) with blistering performances in Tuesday’s first round at Centurion Country Club.

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SAGA Juniors impress at SA Challenge IPT

The SAGA Juniors share pole position with Central Gauteng after round two of this year’s SA Challenge Inter-Provincial, while Mpumalanga and Boland are the early log leaders at the SA Country Districts Tournament after Tuesday’s second round.

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Swazi amateurs geared to dethrone SA at All-Africa

Lara Weinstein, Bianca Theron, Sylvia Masango and Magda Kruger will hunt South Africa's fourth successive title in the Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy (RAACT)at Centurion Country Club in Pretoria from 14-16 May 2013, but the SA quartet could have their job cut out to hold off Swaziland's Nobuhle Dlamini, who leads the Swazi challenge in the prestigious biennial team event.

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Dlamini fends off Telfer for Gauteng Champs title

Nobuhle Dlamini defeated Kaleigh Telfer for the Gauteng 54-Hole Championship Match Play title at Randpark Golf Club in May

South Africa’s number one amateur Nobuhle Dlamini claimed her seventh victory this season when she defeated Gauteng’s Kaleigh Telfer 4 & 3 to win the Gauteng 54-Hole Championship Match Play title at Randpark Golf Club.

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Back-to-back wins for Garcia at Gauteng Championship

2013 Gauteng 54-Hole Championship winner Nicole Garcia from Ekurhuleni

Ekurhuleni’s Nicole Garcia fired a course record 66 in the final round of the Gauteng 54-Hole Championship at Randpark Golf Club to claim her second successive title on Monday.

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