Month: March 2014
Christiaan Bezuidenhout lived up to his number one amateur billing when he claimed his second title this season in convincing style at the Sanlam Cape Province Open in George on Sunday.
The Ekurhuleni golfer held off reigning Sanlam SA Amateur, Thriston Lawrence, with a final round 68 for three stroke victory on 14-under-par 274.
Two of the country’s top ranked amateurs will go head-to-head in the third round of the Sanlam Cape Province Open on Sunday, after the SA number one Christiaan Bezuidenhout joined overnight leader, Zander Lombard, in pole position on Saturday.
Gauteng North’s Catherine Lau will launch her Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl Championship title defence at Rondebosch Golf Club on Monday.
Six provincial open championships winners this season will be hunting for repeat success at the Cape Province Open from 28-30 March.
The country’s number one ranked amateur, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, will lead the 126-man field at two of the Garden Route’s top golf courses, George Golf Club and Kingswood Estate Golf Estate.
James du Preez celebrated a lengthy return to form from injury with his first senior provincial title at the North West Open Championship on Sunday. The Pretoria golfer tied Gerlou Roux from the Western Province in regulation play on 14-under-par 274, and clinched the title in a sudden death play-off at Rustenburg Golf Club.
Reigning Sanlam SA Amateur champion Thriston Lawrence fired a superb four-under-par 68 at Rustenburg Golf Club to join Gauteng North Stroke Play champion Keegan de Lange, Douglas McCabe and Jason Viljoen in the lead at the North West Open Championship on Friday.
Central Gauteng will be looking to extend their dominance in the Indwe SA Senior Amateur Inter-Provincial Tournament, when the 26th edition of the country’s largest national Senior team competition tees off at De Zalze and Erinvale from 7-11 April this year.
It is hardly surprising that Michaela Fletcher has earned the nick name “Match Play Queen” from her peers, considering the amicable 18-year-old Maritzburg golfer claimed her third consecutive Match Play title at the Pam Golding Properties WGWP Championship on Tuesday.
In our series introducing the South African Golf Association’s future generation champions, we caught up with the country’s current number two ranked junior, Kyle McClatchie.
In both individual and team events, the young upstart from Ekurhuleni underlined his growing stature in a breakthrough season last year. If his performances in early 2014 are anything to go by, local golf fans will definitely see more from this promising golfer.
Magda Kruger vaulted to the top of the WGSA Senior Rankings after claiming a one stroke victory at the Eastern Province Stroke Play, top 10 finishes at the Border and North West Championships and three top five finishes on the Sunshine Ladies Tour. We chatted to Magda to learn more about the petite golfer behind one of the biggest swings on the women’s circuit.
South Africa’s junior golfers have received another major incentive on this year’s Glacier Junior Series as they prepare for Sunday’s second tournament of the 2014 season.
Multiple European and Sunshine Tour winner Richard Sterne, who recently finished tied fourth in the WGC-Cadillac Championship, is the host of this Sunday’s tournament at Westlake Golf Club in Cape Town.