Month: June 2014
Western Province’s Cara Gorlei and Kajyuree Moodley are the early pacesetters after the first round of the prestigious Nomads SA Girls Championship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In what should have been a memorable final amateur season, Monja Richards - by her own admission – has been a shadow of her former self over the last couple of months of the 2014.
Gone was the signature smile and the happy-go-lucky girl. Richards was suddenly beating herself up like she never had before.
The affable Mpumalanga amateur hit the winner’s circle in April, and after successfully defending her Limpopo Championship title this June, Richards is once again smiling like a Cheshire cat.
A superb opening round from Kingswood golfer Cameron Moralee helped newcomers Rundle College to a share of the lead in the fourth edition of the SA High School Championship on Sunday.
The 17-year-old’s opening seven-under-par 65 at Bloemfontein Golf Club boosted the Southern Cape team to joint first with KwaZulu-Natal’s Hilton College on five over 221.
Grey College and Goudveld High School will be counting on home course advantage to carry them to victory in the fourth edition of the SA High School Championship in Bloemfontein this weekend.
This year’s event drew a record entry of 20 teams, however, the absence of defending champions King Edward VII School (KES) and 2012 winners Waterkloof High School has left the tournament wide open.