Month: April 2015
Less than nine months since he won the Nomads SA Boys U-17 Stroke Play at Polokwane Golf Club, 17-year-old Dylan Naidoo from Fourways claimed a seven stroke victory in the Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play Championship at the same venue.
The Central Gauteng junior carded a final round 69 to triumph on 15-under-par 273, while defending champion Tristen Strydom finished a distant second after closing with a 75.
Dylan Naidoo gave himself the ideal opportunity to notch a second Nomads SA Boys title at Polokwane Golf Club when he overtook overnight leaders Marco Steyn and Jovan Rebula to snatch pole position in the third round of the Under-19 Stroke Play Championship on Wednesday.
Southern Cape’s Jovan Rebula and Marco Steyn from Central Gauteng share the midway lead in the prestigious Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play Championship in Limpopo.
Rebula mixed eight gains with three bogeys for a 67 while Steyn notched five birdies and a solitary bogey for a second successive round of 68 at Polokwane Golf Club on Tuesday.
Western Province's Deon Germishuys produced a flawless five-under-par 67 at Polokwane Golf Club on Monday to lead the first round in the Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play Championship.
However, the 15-year-old Strand golfer has a host of top juniors breathing down his neck, including Marco Steyn from Central Gauteng, who scored two eagles on his way to a four under 68 to finish within a stroke of the leader in the prestigious event.
Top ranked Tristen Strydom will lead the country’s young amateurs into battle at the prestigious Nomads SA Boys U-19 Championship at Polokwane Golf Club in the Limpopo province this week.
Strydom is targeting the rare double and hopes to emulate Richard Sterne (1999), Dylan Frittelli (2008) and Piet Retief player Zander Gous, who became only the third junior golfer in the 25-year history of the event to lift both titles at Benoni Country Club in 2013.
Sentanio Minnie missed an opportunity to force the Nomads North vs South Inland into overtime when he double-bogeyed the 18th hole at Bloemfontein Golf Club and handed Herman Loubser a two stroke victory on Thursday.
The Boland golfer signed for a final round 69 to triumph on 11-under-par 205, while Ekurhuleni’s Minnie took sole second after a closing 74.
National pride will take precedence when South Africa takes up its title defence in the 2015 Africa Zone VI Golf Tournament in Uganda this April.
Over three days and four rounds of intense competition from 16-19 April at Kampala Golf Club, the eight-man national team face off against nine African nations to chase down the country’s 21st victory in Africa’s flagship team event since 1995.
Ekurhuleni’s Sentanio Minnie notched eight birdies on his way to a sizzling six-under-par 66 in the first round of the Nomads North vs South Inland on April Fool’s Day.