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Month: June 2013

Tuks team primed for USSA Championship

Skipper Tertius van den Berg declared the University of Pretoria team primed for battle ahead of the annual USSA (University Sport South Africa) Championships in Limpopo next week.

Van den Berg hopes to steer the eight-man team to their fourth victory in five years, but expects a tough battle at the challenging par-72 layout at the Koro Creek Golf Estate from 1-5 July.

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Consistent Kang lifts Nomads SA Girls title

Ji Sun Kang produced one of the classiest performances of her young career to claim a magnificent wire-to-wire victory in the Nomads SA Girls Championship at Orkney Golf Club on Tuesday.

Starting the final round with a five shot lead, the Korean-born Western Province player signalled her intentions with an eagle three at the par-five first hole and four bogeys notwithstanding,closed with a two-over-par 74 to finish on a winning total of one-over-par 217 and a superb four shot victory over her closest challenger, team mate Cara Gorlei.

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Kang holds on for Nomads SA Girls Champs lead

Overnight leader Ji Sun Kang from Korea is still holding sway in the A-Division after a tough second round at Orkney Golf Club, while Symone Henriques from Gauteng took a three shot lead in the B-Division of the Nomads SA Girls Championship on Monday.

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Kang hits the front at Nomads SA Girls

Korea’s Ji Sun Kang took a commanding lead in the A-Division in round one of the prestigious Nomads SA Girls Championship , while 11-year-old Caitlyn McNab grabbed a share of the B-Division lead at Orkney Golf Club on Sunday.

The 17-year-old Province player from Atlantic Beach Golf Club opened up a yawning four shot gap on her closest challenger, Carrie Park, when she became the only player to break par at the Orkney course with an opening three-under-par 69 on Sunday.

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Fletcher seeks Nomads SA Girls double

KwaZulu-Natal’s Michaela Fletcher will rely on the short stick when she starts her title defence at the Nomads SA Girls Championship at Orkney Golf Club this Sunday.

The top South African junior delivered an impressive performance to win the championship division of this prestigious national event by four strokes from Gauteng North’s Carrie Park last year. However, the 17-year-old Pietermaritzburg High School matriculant says her studies have had to take priority this year and she is not in the same blistering form as last year.

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SA duo crash out at British Amateur

South Africa’s Zander Lombard and Victor Lange both crashed out of the 118th British Amateur Championship in Kent on Thursday, after reaching the top 32 in the match play stage of the prestigious tournament.

The two South Africans were among 288 players from 29 countries that battled the competition and the gruelling weather conditions at the Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s links courses to make the exclusive 64-man field for the match play.

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SA duo cross first hurdle at British Amateur

South Africa’s Zander Lombard and Victor Lange will be lining up in the last 32 at the 118th British Amateur Championship in Kent on Thursday.

The two South Africans were among 288 players from 29 countries that battled the competition and the gruelling weather conditions at the Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s links courses to make the exclusive 64-man field for the match play.

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Lombard, Lange make British Amateur Match Play

South Africa’s Zander Lombard and Victor Lange survived the gruelling 36-hole Stroke Play qualifier to make the exclusive 64-man field for the Match Play division at the 118th British Amateur Championship on Tuesday. The stroke play stage drew 288 entries from 29 countries and was contested at the Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s links courses in Kent.

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SA Juniors in touch at Junior Golf World Cup challenge

South Africa’s juniors got off to a solid start in the first round of the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup 2013, supported by JAL, in Toyota City, at Tokyo’s Chukyo Country Club in Aichi-Prefecture, Japan on Tuesday.

The Venezuelan team set the first round target at the Inshino Course with an opening six-under-par 207, but the local heroes finished just four shots adrift. South Africa is tied for fourth alongside Germany on 211, three shots behind second placed Mexico, who combined for a five-under-par 208, and two off the pace from defending champions Australia in third place.

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Richards lifts Limpopo Championship title

Mpumalanga’s Monja Richards lifted the Limpopo Championship title with an emphatic 15-stroke victory at the Hans Merensky Golf Club on Sunday for her second regional title this season. The 25-year-old Nelspruit golfer carded rounds of 72-73-71 for a winning total of even-par 216.

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