Month: August 2016
Southern Cape junior Martin Vorster will lead the four-strong South African challenge when the second of the Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship gets underway in Italy today.
Vorster, Christo Lamprecht, Jayden Schaper and Wilco Nienaber were among 144 juniors from a record 20 countries worldwide that lined up in the 10th edition of this prestigious international championship at Golf Club Biella le Betulle.
Gauteng North rising star Danielle du Toit edged out local favourite Azelia Meichtry to celebrate a third victory this season in the Southern Cape Championship in George on Sunday. The 17-year-old from Pretoria Country Club staved off a spirited challenge from the top ranked Swiss amateur to clinch a one stroke victory at Oubaai Golf Club.
Class is in at the LPGA Tour Stage I Qualifying Tournament in California where three of South Africa's former top ranked amateurs - Sunshine Ladies Tour campaigners Nicole Garcia, Carrie Park and Nobuhle Dlamini - have joined Ekurhuleni amateur Lora Assad and 344 other hopefuls looking to play their way onto the 2017 LPGA Tour.
Six birdies on the back nine at Margate Country Club sent Siyanda Mwandla from Mount Edgecombe hurtling straight to the top of affairs in the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier for the KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship on Wednesday.
The Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation player opened with five-under-par 66 to lead Malcolm Mitchell from Kloof Country Club by one stroke.
After positive forays on the country’s top golf development circuits, Kyle McClatchie is eyeing more success in this week’s KZN Amateur Championship. The Golf RSA National Squad player will start his title bid alongside a strong cast of rising stars in the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier that tees off at Margate Country Club today.
Arms held over her head in triumph, Inbee Park showed about as much emotion as you are likely ever to see from the stoic South Korean golfer.
Her par putt didn't matter, as she had a big lead walking up the 18th fairway, the gold medal all but secured. But it went in regardless, capping a remarkable week of golf for the LPGA Hall of Famer that was as much surprising as it was dominating.