Month: August 2013
South Africa’s Hennie du Plessis claimed a share of the lead the 36-hole mark of the prestigious Kenya Junior Championship on Tuesday alongside with the country’s number one ranked amateur and defending champion, Daniel Nduva.
Du Plessis lagged two shots behind Nduva after opening with a one-under-par 70 at the Muthaiga Golf Club, however, a second successive 70 saw the 16-year-old Polokwane golfer join Nyali’s Nduva in pole after the local favourite returned a second round 72.
KwaZulu-Natal’s Michaela Fletcher leads the South African challenge at the RB German Junior in Gut Neuzenhof, Germany, while fellow juniors Cara Gorlei and Ji Sun Kang from the Western Province stayed in touch in the first round of the prestigious World Junior Golf Series event.
The 17-year-old from Maritzburg carded an opening even-par 72 and trails German pacesetter, Laura Lorenzen from Hamburg, by five shots. Gorlei signed for a four-over-par 76 to tie for 14th and Kang returned a six over 78 to finish in 20th place. Lara Weinstein claimed a share of 21st with an opening 80.
Gauteng North’s Carrie Park claimed her first victory of the season when she lifted the Nomads Junior Gauteng Championship title at Randpark on Sunday.
The 16-year-old Irene Country Club golfer opened with a two-under-par 70 and navigated Bushwillow course in 74 strokes in the final round to hold off a charge from local favourite, Kaleigh Telfer. Park claimed the title on even-par 144, finishing three shots clear from Bryanston' Telfer.
Inspired to greatness by the country’s two Ladies Tour champions Lee-Anne Pace and Ashleigh Simon, five of South Africa’s top ranked junior golfers are geared for glory in three top international events in Sweden, England and Germany this August.
“Watching Lee-Anne and Ashleigh tee it up in this week’s British Womens Open is so inspiring,” said the country’s leading junior, Bianca Theron.