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.
Woodhill amateur Philip Kruse boxed an eagle putt at the final hole at Maccauvlei Country Club to celebrate a long-awaited return to the winner’s circle in the Harry Oppenheimer Trophy on Thursday. The 19-year-old Gauteng North golfer collected the Vaal Amateur Trophy as the leading amateur through 36-holes and joined a prestigious list of past winners with a five stroke victory on 16-under-par 272.
James du Preez fired a terrific six-under-par 66 in the third round of the Harry Oppenheimer Trophy, but fellow Gauteng North amateur Philip Kruse maintained an iron-clad grip on the prestigious championship with a flawless 65 at Maccauvlei Country Club.
Eric Banks and Tony Gil claimed back-to-back victories for Canada in the 44th Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup in Argentina on Sunday, while top ranked pair Tristen Strydom and Teaghan Gauche claimed a fifth place finish in the 20th International Team Tournament to extend South Africa’s proud history in the event.
South Africa’s top ranked Tristen Strydom and Teaghan Gauche made a solid start in the International Team Competition at the 44th Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup in Argentina, but will have to dig in to keep Australia from claiming their sixth victory in the prestigious event at Los Lagartos Country Club in Buenos Aires.