Month: January 2016
Most golfers would be seriously frustrated to shoot 20 over par in a 54-hole championship and even more so if you are ranked among South Africa’s top three amateurs. Yet, Zethu Myeki from Border wore a great, big smile after a tie for 30th in her debut in the Ladies Joburg Open on the Sunshine Ladies Tour in early January.
South Africa's Ivanna Samu defeated Swiss amateur Azelia Meichtry in a count-out on five-over-par 221 for the leading amateur honours in the Sunshine Ladies Tour's Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies.
Marco Steyn is three for three in starts and wins after his recent Free State Open victory and the diminutive Modderfontein golfer hopes to extend his purple patch with another podium finish in the South African Stroke Play Championship at Blue Valley Golf & Country Estate from 2-5 February.
Ryan Dreyer won the first Mid-Amateur Open for the 2016 season when he defeated Elton James and Neil Fusedale in a play-off for the Central Gauteng Mid-Amateur Open title at Ruimsig Country Club in January.
The former Sanlam SA Amateur champion clinched the victory with a birdie at the first play-off hole.
Central Gauteng junior Woo Ju Son rose to the number one spot in the Womens Golf South Africa Junior Rankings in 2015 without visiting the winner’s circle even once. A string of top three and top five finishes boosted her rise and the achievement was a measure of her incredible consistency.
Redemption for reigning Nomads SA U-19 Boys Stroke Play champion Dylan Naidoo. Experience for Karabo Mokoena and James du Preez. A chance at more success for Joburg Junior Open champion Marco Steyn.
They may have different expectations for the R16.5-million Joburg Open, but all four Golf RSA National Squad amateurs who will join a world-class field on Thursday at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club share one goal.