Month: October 2013
The South African Open Championship will celebrate its 103rd playing with 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel leading the South African challenge at Glendower Golf Club from 21-24 November 2013.
The former Freddie Tait Cup winner is the main draw card in the first counting event on The 2014 European Tour International Schedule 2014 alongside world number four and defending champion, Henrik Stenson, and Schwartzel hopes to start the season on a winning note.
Nelspruit teenager Thriston Lawrence lives by a simple motto: “If you believe it, you can do it”.
This November, the reigning Sanlam SA Amateur champion from Mpumalanga will be living his dream he makes his debut alongside four of the country’s top amateurs and world number four Henrik Stenson in the 103rd South African Open Championship at Glendower Golf Club from 21-24 November.
Kim Williams from Gauteng North, Christiaan Bezuidenhout from Ekurhuleni and Gauteng’s Lara Weinstein and Louis Taylor are primed for The Spirit International challenge in the United States next week. Having represented South Africa in 2007, 2009 and 2011, Williams will be honoured during the opening ceremony at the first Spirit International participant to play in four championships.
Gavin van Aswegen thought life could not get any better after his son Tyrone secured his card for the 2014 PGA Tour in September, but barely a month later, the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington golfer celebrated an emotional victory in the Indwe Risk Services SA Senior Amateur Open Championship at Fancourt.
South Africa’s Spirit International team are primed for the challenge ahead of their departure for the United States on Friday. The quartet tasked with flying the country’s flag in Texas from 30 October to 2 November include Christiaan Bezuidenhout from Ekurhuleni, Kim Williams from Gauteng North and Central Gauteng’s Louis Taylor and Lara Weinstein.
Defending champion Mellette Hendrikse and South Africa’s number one senior Francois le Roux moved within striking distance of pacesetter Gavin van Aswegen as second round action wrapped up at the Indwe Risk Services SA Senior Amateur Open Championship at Fancourt on Thursday.
South Africa extended the country’s dominance at the African Amateur Golf Teams Championship by put the finishing touches to an impressive week in Swaziland on Wednesday.
Callum Mowat, Zander Lombard, NJ Arnoldi and Gerlou combined to claim South Africa’s seventh successive triumph at the Royal Swazi Sun Country Club with a total score of 34-under-par 830, finishing 26 strokes clear of Zimbabwe.
Gauteng North’s Leon Scheepers has the early jump on the rest of pack in the annual Indwe Risk Services SA Senior Amateur Open Championship at the business end of Wednesday’s first round at Fancourt.
The SA Senior side defeated the Madalas 8.5-3.5 to claim victory in the South African Madala Challenge played at Fancourt in George on Tuesday. The curtain-raiser for the annual Indwe Risk Services Senior Amateur Open Championship has grown in popularity over the past few years and provides the perfect warm-up for 16 of the country’s top seniors Super Seniors ahead of their flagship event.
South Africa leapfrogged overnight leaders Zimbabwe with a strong second round showing and made a strong case in their title defence at African Amateur Golf Teams Championship (AAGTC) with another superb performance in the third round at the Royal Swazi Sun Country Club on Tuesday.