Month: August 2015
Reigning SA Boys Under-15 champion Wilco Nienaber from Free State will be making his debut in the Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship alongside 2015 Nomads SA Boys Under-17 champion Herman Loubser from Boland, fourth ranked Luca Filippi from Western Province and 10th ranked Luke Mayo from KwaZulu-Natal in Biella, Italy from 1 to 3 September.
Dylan Naidoo left it until the second last tournament of the 2015 Glacier Junior Series to book his place in the National Final with a win in the Dale Hayes Tournament at Zwartkop Country Club on Sunday. Naidoo’s round of 67 gave him a three-stroke victory over Kyle Barker and Dylan Kok.
Boland junior Herman Loubser is savouring his return trip to the Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship next week after winning the 2015 KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship on Sunday.
The 16-year-old Theewaterskloof golfer underlined his growing status as one of the South Africa’s rising stars when he eliminated Albert Venter 4 & 2 in the 36-hole final at Selborne Country Club.
Fresh from competing in back-to-back international championships in Sweden and Scotland, Kaleigh Telfer was untouchable as she carved out a 10 stroke victory in the Southern Cape Championship at George Golf Club on Sunday.
Gauteng’s Kaleigh Telfer will chase her second provincial title this season after taking a sublime lead in the Southern Cape Championship at George Golf Club on Saturday.
The Bryanston junior opened with a 66 and added a 67, which included a career first albatross at the par-five second, to lead on 11-under-par 133.
Mpumalanga golfer Andre van Heerden fired a nearly flawless 66 in blustery afternoon conditions at Selborne Country Club to open up a slender one stroke lead in the first round of the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier of the KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship on Wednesday.
Mohit Mediratta from Central Gauteng and Gauteng North’s Reinhardt Blaauw set clubhouse target as the morning field wrapped in the first round of the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier for the 2015 KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship at Selborne Country Club.
Australian Jason Day and Western Province amateur Carlo O’Reilly may have almost nothing in common, but for both players, Sunday 16 August 2015 will live on as the day that changed their lives.
Just a few hours before Day clinched a start-to-finish victory in the PGA Championship to lift his first Major title, 21-year-old O’Reilly from Atlantic Beach went wire-to-wire in Knysna to break through for his maiden national amateur victory in the Southern Cape Open.
Gary Player has been named captain of South Africa’s first Olympic golf team that will compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Player’s Olympic captaincy was made official by the South African Golf Association (SAGA), the governing body for golf in the country.
“Gary is our greatest golfer and one of this country’s greatest ambassadors,” said Gerhard Conradie, President of the SAGA.
Gauteng North’s Keegan de Lange made South African golfing history as the first South African junior to contest the Boys Amateur Championship final in North West England.
The 18-year-old Pretoria golfer will face Sweden’s Marcus Svenssonn in the 36-hole final for the title at Royal Birkdale on Sunday.
South Africa's Keegan de Lange defeated Billy Spooner from England at the 19th hole to reach the semi-final of the 89th Boys Amateur Championship at Royal Birkdale. The 18-year-old Pretoria Country Club junior will face Martin Torre Borja from Spain in the semi-final.
Sandra Nordaas from Norway ended Ivanna Samu’s dream run in the Girl’s British Open Amateur Championship in Scotland in the quarter-final on Thursday.
A day after Nordaas defeated fellow South African Kaleigh Telfer at the 20th hole in the second round, the Norwegian eliminated Samu in the same manner by once again claiming victory at the second extra hole.