Month: November 2013
Western Province’s Altin van der Merwe and Cara Gorlei both claimed top three finishes for South Africa at the 5th Albatross International Junior Golf Championship in India on Friday.
Boland golfer Armandt Scholtz won the Harry Oppenheimer Trophy, Gauteng North clinched the International Teams Championship at Maccauvlei Golf Club and in Argentina, Western Province amateur Gerlou Roux reached the quarter-finals of the Argentine Amateur.
South Africa’s Callum Mowat was eliminated, but Gerlou Roux will be hunting a spot in the semi-final of the Argentine Amateur Championship after navigating his way past local heroes Jose Chon and Martin Contini at the Martindale Golf Club in Pilar, Argentina on Friday.
Louis Taylor does not play too often with the pros, but when he does, he's shown quite capable of upstaging them. Taylor was one of a handful of amateurs who enjoyed automatic exemption from the custodians of the South African Open Championship – the South African Golf Association – to play in the 103rd edition at Glendower.
Reigning Sanlam SA Amateur champion Thriston Lawrence had a bird's eye view of big time golf at the 103rd SA Open at Glendower on Thursday. The 16-year-old Nelspruit teenager was grouped with 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and European Tour winner Scotsman Scott Jamieson in round one and after 18 holes, a mightily relieved Lawrence declared: "I'm glad it's all over."
With a history dating back to 1893, the South African Open Championship has long been held in high esteem here at home.
However, this year’s record entry of nearly 600 players not only emphasises the standing and prestige of South Africa’s flagship on the international calendar, but truly elevates the world’s second oldest national Open to major status in Africa.