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.
Just days after she was denied the Boland Championship title in a play-off for, Gauteng North’s Carrie Park exacted her revenge with a runaway victory in the 33rdAckerman Championship on Sunday. The 16-year-old from Pretoria was still smarting from her defeat when she teed it up at Rondebosch Golf Club, but rounds of 74 and 72 saw her to a two-stroke lead at the 36-hole mark and this time Park was determined to finally go the full course. While the rest of the field struggled in winds gusting up to 50km per hour, Park bravely romped to a nine stroke victory with a final round 75.
Central Gauteng’s Callum Mowat helps South Africa to a solid start in their title defence at the African Amateur Golf Teams Championship (AAGTC) at the Royal Swazi Sun Country Club and the team are within striking distance of pacesetters Zimbabwe.
The weather proved the ultimate decision maker in the final round of the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial, as Western Province held off KwaZulu-Natal to claim the A-Section title and Eastern Province edged out Southern Cape for B-Section promotion at Durban Country Club on Friday.
The Western Province drew a bold line under their intention to win this year’s South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial when they defeated KwaZulu-Natal in the fourth round at Durban Country Club on Thursday.
Western Province’s Ji Sun Kang issued a stern warning to the participants of the 33rd Ackerman Championship this weekend when she claimed a play-off victory in the Boland Stroke Play Championship on Monday. The 17-year-old reigning Nomads SA Girls champion has been in impressive form this season and underlined her growing stature when she defeated Carrie Park at the first extra hole at Somerset West Golf Club.
Birdie machine Mae Cornforth defeated top SA junior Magda Kruger to lift the Boland Championship Match Play title in a testing battle at Somerset West Golf Club. The Potchefstroom wielded a hot putter as she navigated her way past Elzanne Kent, Carrie Park and Nicole Garcia to reach the final where she beat Kruger 2&1 for the title.
The pressure is building at Durban Country Club after the Western Province moved within striking distance of A-Section log leaders KwaZulu-Natal and Free State & Northern Cape narrowed the gap on B-Section leaders Eastern Province at the halfway stage of South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial at Durban Country Club on Wednesday.
The senior amateur golf sector is making great strides, as reflected in the record number of entries received for this year’s Indwe Senior Amateur Open Championship at Fancourt this October.
KwaZulu-Natal scored a massive scalp when they thumped defending champions Central Gauteng 8.5 – 3.5 while the Eastern Province strengthened their case in the B-Section battle for promotion, despite a mixed performance in the second of the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial at Durban Country Club on Tuesday.
Defending champions Central Gauteng signalled their intentions with a first round A-Section victory, while Eastern Province threw down the gauntlet in the B-Section at Durban Country Club to top the log at the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial on Monday.