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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TuksSport clinches SA High School Champs

Marco Steyn held his nerve under the extreme pressure to clinch the 2014 SA High School Championship title for TuksSport High School in a sudden-death play-off against Cameron Moralee from Rundle College at Bloemfontein Golf Club on Tuesday.

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Richards delights in Limpopo win

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.

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SA Juniors in touch at Junior Golf World Cup

South Africa’s four-man junior team carded a five-under-par 208 in the opening round of the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup in Aichi-Prefecture, Japan to finish just four shots adrift from Chile on Tuesday.

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Rundle College impress at SA High School Champs

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.

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Neil beats Lombard for Amateur title

Former Scottish Boys champion Bradley Neil claimed one of amateur golf’s most prestigious prizes on Sunday when he defeated South Africa’s Zander Lomabrd 2 & 1 in the 36-hole match play final at Royal Portrush.

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Fourth SA High School Champs wide open

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.

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Lombard vs Neil in Amateur final

Pretoria amateur Zander Lombard faces the biggest challenge of his career when he goes up against former Scottish Boys champion, Bradley Neil, in the final of the Amateur Championship in Northern Ireland on Sunday.

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Lombard reaches quarters at The Amateur Champs

South Africa’s Zander Lombard defeated England’s Adam Chapman to reach the quarterfinals at The Amateur Championship on Friday.
The 19-year-old Woodhill golfer gained the early advantage, but had to overcome a couple of hiccups on the back stretch of Royal Portrush to seal the match 1-up.
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Lombard vaults early hurdles at Portrush

South Africa’s Zander Lombard reached the quarterfinals of the match play section at the Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush after he survived an intense 19 hole battle against Englishman Haydn McCullen on Friday.

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Gauche sets SA pace at Amateur Championship

Wingate Park’s Teagan Gauche heads the 10-strong group of South Africans after the first round of the weather-interrupted Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush and nearby Portstewart in Northern Ireland.

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