Month: November 2015
Ekurhuleni amateur Lejan Lewthwaite will have to stave off top ranked Swiss amateur Azelia Meichtry to secure the Jackie Mercer Trophy at the SA Women’s Open on Tuesday. Lewthwaite from The Lake Club Benoni overturned three bogeys in the testing conditions on the Hibiscus Coast for a one over 73 and a share of second on seven over at San Lameer Country Club with Kim Williams.
Pintsized Woo-Ju Son sparkled in her debut at the SA Women’s Open at San Lameer Country Club on Sunday. The 14-year-old braved the strong, swirling wind that coursed over the stunning Hibiscus Coast layout to open with a six-over-par 78 in testing conditions.
It is not uncommon to see a football field in most rural areas around South Africa. But it is uncommon to see a football field being used by the local children to practice golf on. From the football field at the Riverside Farm near Malelane to the world-class practice facility that has been built at Leopard Creek, the young golfers of the South African Golf Development Board’s (SAGDB) Mpumalanga chapter are immersing themselves in their passion for the game.
South Africa’s top female golf export Lee-Anne Pace will headline the field in the 2015 South African Women’s Open on the Hibiscus Coast alongside Shawnelle de Lange, who shared the Jackie Mercer Trophy as the leading amateur with France’s Mathilda Cappeliez last year.