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Month: June 2014

Samu takes pole position at Nomads SA Girls

Ivanna Samu is just 18 holes away from realising one of her major goals for 2014 after she took control in the second round of the prestigious Nomads SA Girls Championship in Orkney Golf Club on Monday.

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Filippi leads, Rebula threatens at SA Boys U-17

Defending champion Jovan Rebula finished within striking distance of early pacesetter, Luca Filippi, at the Nomads SA Boys Under-17 Stroke Play Championship as first round action wrapped up at Polokwane Golf Club on Monday.

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SA trio named for World Amateur in Japan

Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Zander Lombard and Gerlou Roux will represent South Africa in the Eisenhower Trophy at the biennial World Amateur Team Championships in Japan in September, the South African Golf Association (SAGA) announced on Monday.

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Gorlei, Moodley in early control at Nomads SA Girls

Western Province’s Cara Gorlei and Kajyuree Moodley are the early pacesetters after the first round of the prestigious Nomads SA Girls Championship.

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Kang feels pressure at Nomads SA Girls defence

Ji Sun Kang claimed a magnificent four shot wire-to-wire victory at Orkney Golf Club last year, but the defending champion could have her job cut out to claim successive Nomads SA Girls Championship titles when the prestigious junior event tees off on Sunday.
Chief among Kang’s opponents are Carrie Park, Cara Gorlei and Kaleigh Telfer, respectively ranked first, second and third on the WGSA Junior Rankings.

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SA fights for top 10 in Japan

A stupendous effort from Jovan Rebula and wingmen, Kyle McClatchie and Altin van der Merwe lifted South Africa to a top 10 finish in the final round of the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup in Japan on Friday.
Deflated after disappointing second and third rounds, the local heroes rallied with a solid final round five-under-par 208 to seal a top 10 finish at three-under-par 849 in Aichi-Prefecture, Japan.
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SA woes continue at Junior Golf World Cup

South Africa’s campaign at the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup in Japan took another knock as the team’s backward slide continued in the third round at Tokyo’s Chukyo Country Club.
The prestigious international championship is turning into a tough school for the 2014 All-Africa Junior Golf Championship winners, who slipped to 13th in the 15-nation field on Thursday.

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Meyers fires brilliant 64 to win The Els Family trophy

David Meyers recorded the best round ever in a Glacier Junior Series tournament when he won The Els Family trophy with a brilliant eight-under-par 64 at The Els Club Copperleaf on Sunday.

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SA Juniors struggle at Junior Golf World Cup

South Africa struggled through a tough day on the greens at the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup, but the four-man junior team managed to hang on to a top 10 finish in Aichi-Prefecture, Japan on Wednesday.
After a solid 208 in the first round, the local heroes struggled to negotiate some tough pin placements at Tokyo’s Chukyo Country Club and produced a two over 215 that left South Africa in ninth on three-under-par 423 with two rounds to play.

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Lombard’s Amateur loss a Blessing

Bradley Neil became the first Scot in a decade to lift the Amateur Championship title after he edged out South Africa’s Zander Lombard in a tension-fraught final at Royal Portrush on Sunday.
The match was all square through the first 18 holes and remained a closely fought affair after the first nine holes of the final 18.
However, with four holes to play, Lombard lost the 13th and 14th holes and Neil went 4-up. The South African fought back valiantly with successive birdies to keep the match alive, but a par on the 35th hole was enough to seal a 2 & 1 victory for the Scot.
Lombard made the top 32 last year, but reaching the final was the biggest achievement in his career.

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