Month: May 2014
South Africa’s leading amateur Christiaan Bezuidenhout, recent Lytham Trophy champion Thriston Lawrence and Prince’s Grant Amateur winner NJ Arnoldi will hunt for glory in the Carrick Neil Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship this weekend.
The trio will face a strong local challenge led by the country’s top ranked amateur, Grant Forrest, in the 72-hole event at the Panmure Links in Angus.
Southern Cape A delighted the home crowds when Maggi du Toit and Anzelle Zeelie managed to hold off Zethu Myeki and Siviwe Duma from Border in the Challenge Trophy to claim promotion with a two shot victory at the 72-Hole Teams Championship at Mossel Bay Golf Club.
Thriston Lawrence, Zander Lombard and Graeme Watson enjoyed significant victories in May, while top ranked senior Mellette Hendrikse and juniors Paul Boshoff and Tristen Strydom made a return trip to the podium and Gregory Royston celebrated a breakthrough provincial win in East London.
The scoreboard changed significantly on day two of the 72-Hole Teams Championship as KwaZulu-Natal’s Michaela Fletcher and Tiffany Avern-Taplin successfully combined to topple first round leaders Gauteng North from their perch at Mossel Bay Golf Club.
On a day of high drama at Cullinan Golf Club, Basil Wright produced a champions shot in the final game to secure victory for Central Gauteng and wrench the Challenge Cup Teams Tournament victory title from the South African Golf Association Juniors.
While Boland beat Ekurhuleni to savoured A-Section victory in the South African Country Districts Tournament, Border popped the corks on a triumphant promotion campaign at the Fish River Sun Country Club on Friday.
Ekurhuleni crumbled under a vicious singles assault and went down 4 – 8 to Boland, while Border defeated Southern Cape 7 – 5 to earn their way into the A-Section of next year’s championship.
The South African Golf Association Junior side kept their title defence on track at the Challenge Cup Teams Tournament, while Central Gauteng and Gauteng North traded places in the log and Western Province rebounded from three successive losses in Thursday’s fourth round at Cullinan Golf Club.