Month: December 2013
Africa’s numbers on the Ladies European Tour got a significant boost as South Africa’s two top ranked amateurs, Kim Williams and Nobuhle Dlamini from Swaziland, as well as Bonita Bredenhann from Namibia clinched their full cards for 2014 in the final round of the Lalla Aicha Tour School Final Qualifying in Morocco.
At the end of 72 holes at Golf Al Maaden in Marakesh, South Africa’s top ranked amateurs Kim Williams, Nobuhle Dlamini and Nicole Garcia have just one hurdle left to cross at the 2014 Ladies European Tour’s Lalla Aicha Tour School Final Qualifying in Morocco.
Southern Cape mowed down North West on the final day of this year’s South African Junior Inter-Provincial, beating their biggest rivals for the coveted promotion to the A-Section of the country’s largest national junior team championship on Friday.
It’s do or die time at Bellville Golf Club for defending champions Gauteng North and 2011 winners Western Province after Central Gauteng took control of the A-Division on Thursday, while the promotion battle at this year’s South African Junior Inter-Provincial is down to the final match between Southern Cape and North West.
Ekurhuleni’s Nicole Garcia celebrated her 23rd birthday in high spirits on Wednesday, after successfully crossing the first hurdle in her campaign to secure a card for the 2014 Ladies European Tour. The country’s number four ranked amateur claimed a top 10 finish at one of three pre-qualifying events to make the field for the ultimate test, Final Stage of the Lalla Aicha Tour School this weekend.
After three rounds at this year’s South African Junior Inter-Provincial, the A-Division could go down to the wire in a three-way battle between defending champions Gauteng, hosts Western Province and dark horse Central Gauteng, while KwaZulu-Natal took yet another step towards promotion by defeating Southern Cape in the B-Division on Wednesday.
Indwe Risk Services have signed a three-year extension to their sponsorship agreement of the SA Golf Association’s senior amateur golf. The short term insurance broker have been a partner to the senior amateur golf circuit for nearly a decade as the title sponsor of their two flagship events, the Indwe Risk Services South African Senior Inter-Provincial and Indwe Risk Services Senior Amateur Open Championship.
The Western Province gave Gauteng North licking to signal their intention at this year’s South African Junior Interprovincial this year, while neighbours Boland bounced back from mixed first round results to defeat Mpumalanga that put the side firmly back in the battle for promotion at Bellville Golf Club on Tuesday.
Bryanston’s Kaleigh Telfer showed a lot of guts, grit and determination to complete a wire-to-wire victory at the KwaZulu-Natal Junior Championship at Selborne Golf Club at the weekend. The 15-year-old carded rounds of 75-74-75 to beat local favourite Michaela Fletcher by nine shots for the title, barely two weeks after she defeated SA number one Kim Williams for the Mpumalanga Championship.