Month: July 2015
The South African Golf Heritage Trust is delighted to announce that legendary Grand Slam champion Gary Player and LPGA Major winner Sally Little assisted avid golf supporter, the Honorable Patricia de Lille - Mayor of the City of Cape Town - at the opening of the Mercedes-Benz Southern African Golf Hall of Fame and Heritage Centre at its new home in the Clock Tower precinct of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
Following the successful introduction of the Level One Rules Courses in South Africa last year, the South African Golf Association (SAGA) further extended its commitment to the R&A Working for Golf campaign with the launch of the Level Two course in July.
Wilco Nienaber from Free State will be taking his cue from Open champion Louis Oosthuizen in his debut at the Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship and Nations Cup from 1-3 September. Nienaber will line up in the prestigious international championship with reigning Nomads SA Boys U-17 champion Herman Loubser, Luke Mayo and Luca Filippi.
Otto van Buynder defeated fellow Gauteng North player Keegan McLachlan at the first play-off hole to lift the inaugural Tshwane Junior Open title on Friday.
The pair ended regulation play tied at four-over-par 148 after Von Buynder signed for a 78 and McLachlan carded a 77 at Pretoria Country Club. Van Buynder produced a superb four at the par-four 10th to seal his first national junior victory in extra time.
Park, who in 2014 won the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Stroke Play title but had never made it to the match play final before this, beat Samu with a birdie on the 23rd hole.
Womens Golf South Africa expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former SALGU president Bern Tribelhorn, who passed away on Saturday, 11 July 2015.
“Bern was one of the champions of the women’s game in South Africa and we were deeply saddened to learn of her passing,” said Womens Golf South Africa president, Karen Olivant.
South African number one Ivanna Samu is still on track to defend her Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur title, making it through to Wednesday’s semi-finals at Kloof Country Club. Samu beat two of her friends in Tuesday’s third round and quarterfinals. In the morning she knocked out Woo-Ju Son 5&3, and then in the afternoon she had to work hard to beat Natasha Carlsson 1Up.
Aneurin Gounden claimed his first national junior title in swashbuckling style at Bryanston Country Club on Tuesday. The 17-year-old Mount Edgecombe golfer drained a curvaceous forty foot downhill putt for birdie at the last hole to close with a 70 and lift the Nomads National Order of Merit title by three strokes on three under 141.
For the second year in succession, Ethel Ruthenberg has shattered Cara Gorlei’s Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Championship dreams.
The 22-year-old Ruthenberg beat Gorlei 1Up in Monday’s second round at Kloof Country Club. Ruthenberg beat Gorlei in the first round last year.
Dean Martin made an emotional comeback to the winners circle when he edged out fellow Gauteng golfer Matthew Spacey to claim a one stroke victory in the Limpopo Open.
The Dainfern golfer closed with a two-under-par 70 after successive rounds of 68 to claim a wire-to-wire victory on 10-under-par 206 at Koro Creek Golf Course.
Western Province golfer Cara Gorlei is playing in her last South African tournament in this week’s Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur at Kloof Country Club before heading to college in America. And she’s hoping a victory in Sunday’s 36-hole seeding round sets her up for a memorable send-off later this week.
Andrew van der Knaap and Jason Smith produced a solid final round 140 to lift South Africa to ninth overall in the 20-team Men’s Golf Competition at the Summer Universiade in Gwangju, Korea on Saturday. Van der Knaap toured the Naju Gold Lake Country Club layout in 69 strokes. Fellow Gauteng North golfers Jason Smith contributed a 71 and Teaghan Gauche a non-counting 76.The strong finish from Van der Knaap and Smith took South Africa’s 72-hole tally to 581.