Month: April 2014
The South African juniors shifted gears in the third round of the All-Africa Junior Golf Championship in Lusaka and opened up a 21 shot lead on Zimbabwe on Wednesday.
The defending champions combined for a two-under-par 214 at the Chainama Hills Golf Club and top the standings at nine-over-par 657
Overnight leaders South Africa kept their title defence at the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge on track, but gusting winds and low early morning temperatures caught the foursome off guard on Tuesday.
The defending champions combined for a second round 223 to retain their lead and top the log at 443.
South Africa got their 16th consecutive title hunt underway at the All-Africa Junior Golf Championship but the defending champions came under serious fire from the host nation at Chainama Hills Golf Club in Lusaka on Monday.
Hennie du Plessis fired an opening one-under-par 71, Jovan Rebula contributed a 74 and Kyle McClatchie added a 75 to put the South African team in pole position on four-under-par 220. The fourth member of the side, Altin van der Merwe, closed with a non-counting 78.
The young quartet tasked with keeping South Africa’s winning record alive at the All-Africa Junior Golf Championship at Chainama Hills Golf Club in Lusaka departed in high spirits for Zambia on Saturday.
The 19th edition of the prestigious junior team championship tees off on Monday and will showcase the talent of Southern Africa’s finest junior golfers from countries such as Zambia, South Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Swaziland, Uganda, Namibia and Mauritius.
Carrie Park’s victory at the Sanlam SA Amateur Stroke Play Championship in April put an exclamation mark on the blossoming potential that carried the 17-year-old Gauteng North amateur to the number one spot in the Womens Golf South Africa Senior Rankings in March.
We caught up with the talented golfer during the Sanlam SA Amateur Stroke Play Championship to learn more about the girl behind the dimpled smile and the lethal swing.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout put the seal on South Africa’s successful title defence at the Africa Zone VI Golf Tournament on Thursday.
The country’s number one ranked amateur belted Adel Balala from Kenya 9 & 7 in the final round singles at Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate to put an exclamation mark on another clean sweep for the country in Africa’s most prestigious team event.
South Africa retained their title with 23 points, finishing four points ahead of Zimbabwe, with Namibia taking third on 15.5 points in the final standings.
Stuart Krogg and Jack Allard dealt South Africa a crushing blow when they ended South Africa’s unbeaten run at the Africa Zone VI Golf Championships on Wednesday.
The defending champions kept ahead in the log with 15 points, but South Africa may need to pull out all the stops in the final round singles to secure the country’s 19th title in Africa’s most prestigious team championship.
Zander Lombard set the tone for South Africa’s title defence at the Africa Zone VI Golf Championships when he defeated Malawi’s Ben Wandawanda at Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate on Tuesday.
The first South African out in a brutal South-easterly wind secured the first point with a convincing 8 & 7 victory. Inspired, the remaining seven all hit winning notes for a clean sweep in the singles.
Gauteng North’s Carrie Park claimed the biggest victory of her amateur career when she won the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Stellenbosch Golf Club on Tuesday.
Park, the Women’s Golf South Africa (WGSA) Player of the Year, closed with a 71 to finish on four-over-par 220 and one shot clear of KwaZulu-Natal’s Michaela Fletcher.
National pride takes precedence this week as South Africa takes up its title defence in the 2014 Zone VI Golf Tournament at the Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate on Tuesday.
Over the next three days, and four rounds of intense competition, the national team will line up against 11 other African nations to chase down the country’s 19th victory since 1995 in Africa’s flagship team event.
The Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship is still wide open, with three of the country’s top four women amateurs within one shot of each other headed into Tuesday’s final round at Stellenbosch Golf Club.
South African number one Magda Kruger and Ji Sun Kang are tied for the lead on four over par, with Carrie Park one stroke back following a tough second round where the oppressive heat was replaced by gusting winds.
South Africa’s mid-amateur golfers have been given an exciting incentive to play for at this year’s South African Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Ruimsig Country Club from 6 – 9 May.
Following the prestigious national championship, four players will be selected to a national team to compete in the International Team Mid-Amateur Championship in France in July.
Western Province revelled in a double celebration at the 26thINDWE SA Senior Amateur Inter-Provincial in Stellenbosch on Friday as both the Senior A and Super Senior A emerged triumphant at the De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate on Friday.