Month: May 2016
Golf RSA National Squad member Dylan Naidoo became the first amateur and youngest winner of a Sunshine Big Easy Tour event when he lifted the Big Easy Observatory title with a two stroke victory on Wednesday. The 18-year-old Modderfontein golfer upstaged a field of 109 professionals with rounds of 64 and 69 to triumph on 11-under-par 133.
Casandra Hall and Sarah Bouch kept Ekurhuleni firmly in the driver's seat after two rounds in the Challenge Trophy division at the 72-Hole Teams Championship. The pair combined for 147 to finish 14 shots clear of Gauteng C.
Hall still leads the Individual Standings on 140, and will carry a one stroke lead into this afternoon's third round at Middelburg Country Club.
In 2014, the difference come down to one point and the Challenge Cup went the way of Central Gauteng. Last year, the SAGA Juniors did it with a single games point. Not surprisingly then, the 2016 edition produced another final round of high drama. But no-one imagined that Gauteng North would celebrate their first victory in five years with the smallest margin ever.
North West will enjoy a well-deserved bye on Thursday after three successive A-Section victories at this year’s SA Country Districts, while frontrunners KwaZulu-Natal continued to blaze a winning trail in the B-Section battle for promotion at Nelspruit Golf Club on Thursday.