Month: September 2013
While South Africa’s 2010 Open champion makes a welcome return to competitive golf at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland, 72 of South Africa’s top junior golfers will be challenging in the Louis Oosthuizen Junior Club Teams Championship at Clarens Golf Club from 29-30 September.
Gauteng North A rallied with iron-fisted determination to seal their seventh successive Pick n Pay SA Women’s Inter-Provincial title in the A Division, while Gauteng B celebrated a hard-earned promotion from the B Division at Port Elizabeth Golf Club on Friday.
Ekurhuleni celebrated a hard-earned promotion, but their joy was overshadowed by the utter elation and delight of the Gauteng North team, who ended a 29 year winning drought with an outstanding performance at the 2013 South African Inter-Provincial at Rustenburg Golf Club. The 2013 champions ended their campaign in terrific style by handing KwaZulu-Natal a decisive 9.5 – 2.5 drubbing in the final round on Friday, to put the seal on an unbeaten record in the week-long premier team championship, sponsored by Tempest.
Ekurhuleni strengthened their bid for promotion with a 3-1 lead after the B-Section foursomes at Rustenburg Golf Club this morning, but the scales have tipped in the A-Section with three teams now battling to avoid regelation at this year’s South African Inter-Provincial, sponsored by Tempest.
A Division leaders Gauteng North A enjoyed another successful day at Port Elizabeth Golf Club, but the defending champions can hardly afford to relax after Western Province A moved within striking distance at the Pick n Pay SA Women’s Inter-Provincial on Thurday.
While Gauteng North can afford an early celebration after sealing their A-Section victory in this year’s African Inter-Provincial, sponsored by Tempest, five teams will be on knife’s edge in the promotion and relegation battle after action wrapped up at Rustenburg Golf Club on Thursday.
Gauteng North A were simply superior at Port Elizabeth Golf Club on Wednesday and strengthened their title bid in this year's Pick n Pay South African Women's Inter-Provincial with a decisive 8-1 victory against Gauteng North B, while Western Province A and Gauteng A ended in stalemate at 4.5 points each.
Ekurhuleni strengthened their bid for promotion with two impressive victories in Wednesday’s third round at Rustenburg Golf Club and has thrown down the gauntlet at this year’s South African Inter-Provincial, sponsored by Tempest. The side beat Eastern Province 8-3 and handed Border a 9-3 drubbing to pull level with current B-Section log leader, Free State and Northern Cape.
The Western Cape's Tristan Galant lifted the Nomads South African Under-13 Championship title at the Fish River Sun Country Club. The SAGDB learner from Belhar carded rounds of 75-73-71 to win by four shots. Southern Cape combined for a final round 363 to win the team competition.
The Southern Cape caught log-leaders Gauteng North off-guard in this morning’s foursomes and will take a 3-1 lead into the A-Division singles at the South African Inter-Provincial, sponsored by Tempest, at Rustenburg Golf Club.
It has played out as predicted and the Western Province and Gauteng know they are in for an uphill battle after Tuesday’s qualifier round left two Gauteng North teams in contention for this year’s Pick n Pay SA Women’s IPT title race at Port Elizabeth Golf Club on Wednesday.
Gunning for their seventh consecutive victory, Gauteng North doubled their odds to extend their dominance in the prestigious women’s team competition when the A team claimed the Jean Tindall Memorial Trophy and the B team also qualified for the top section of the A Division.
Gauteng North’s Werner van Niekerk sunk a nervy seven-footer for birdie at the 18th hole to halve his game with Armand Scholtz and gift his team the crucial half point needed to beat Boland for their second successive victory in the South African Inter-Provincial, sponsored by Tempest, at Rustenburg Golf Club.
The Western Province’s Tristan Galant felt right at home in the swirling South-Westerly what whipped around the layout at the Fish River Sun Country Club and forged his way to the 36-hole lead of the Nomads South African U-13 Championship with an outstanding even par 73.
The Western Province gave a convincing performance in Tuesday’s foursomes at the South African Inter-Provincial at Rustenburg Golf Club, while the remaining A-Section teams squared off in the country’s premier team championship, sponsored by Tempest.
Underdogs Southern Cape and KwaZulu handed joint defending champions Boland and Western Province a decisive drubbing to emerge as the frontrunners in the first round of the South African Inter-Provincial, sponsored by Tempest, after at Rustenburg Golf Club.