Month: February 2015
Dylan Naidoo birdied three of his last four holes at the West Course for a one-under-par 70, but the 17-year-old Central Gauteng amateur still checked the Joburg Open leaderboard twice to verify his position after first round action wrapped up at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington on Thursday.
The Scottish Golf Union squad claimed a runaway 15.5 - 8.5 victory in the sixth edition of the annual Leopard Trophy and levelled the Test Series at three-apiece after a full-blown assault against South Africa in the final round at Leopard Creek on Thursday.
Ivanna Samu's meteoritic rise to the number one spot in the WGSA Junior Rankings was instigated by a runner-up finish at the Gauteng North Junior Girls’ Open Championship early in February last year. On Sunday, the leggy teenager came full circle when she claimed a play-off victory in the 2015 edition at Centurion Country Club.
Scotland’s Bradley Neil will line up with the pros in the Dimension Data Pro-Am at Fancourt this week, but the reigning Amateur champion will keep a close eye on the action at Leopard Creek Golf Estate, where eight of his Scottish Golf Union National Squad team members will be bidding for repeat success against South Africa in the sixth Leopard Trophy.
Golf was the ultimate winner in the annual International Triangular between the South African Golf Association’s Junior Team, the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) and a team from the Scottish Golf Union at Wanderers Golf Club on Wednesday.
The South African Golf Association’s Junior Team claimed the early lead in the annual Triangular against South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) and a Scottish side comprising members of the Scottish Golf Union’s Mens and Junior National Squads at Wanderers Golf Club on Wednesday.
Former top ranked SA junior Bianca Theron returned to her vintage best at Humewood Links and issued a warning to her peers an emphatic six stroke victory in the Eastern Province Stroke Play Championship on the weekend.
“That first round set me up for victory, because the wind howled in the afternoon and the final round was a lot more colourful,” Theron said. “It’s been a while since I competed and I was really excited to get the juices flowing. I still feel a little bit rusty, but I was surprised how quickly I got back into competition mode."
Ugo Coussaud claimed the South African Stroke Play Championship title on Friday, but the first French champion in the history of the prestigious event had to show some real French flair at the final hole to triumph on a winning score of 15-under-par 273at Port Elizabeth Golf Club.
Top ranked juniors Ivanna Samu and Eleonora Galletti represented South Africa in the prestigious Astor Trophy and the Australian Women’s Amateur in January.
WGSA asked the girls to share some of their thoughts on their selection, their expectations, the experience and their favourite moments.
Frenchman Romain Langasque fired a superb course record eight-under-par 64, a putting lesson from 2011 Open champion Darren Clarke’s coach helped Boland amateur Armand Scholtz to a sizzling 66 and French ace Ugo Coussaud kept in touch with a 68, but none of it enough to catch South Africa’s Rupert Kaminski in the third round in the South African Stroke Play Championship at Port Elizabeth Golf Club on Thursday.