Month: January 2017
Gauteng North’s Keegan Mclachlan and Malcolm Mitchell from KwaZulu-Natal are locked at the top of the leaderboard heading into the final day of the Liberty Gauteng North Open after the pair carded matching rounds of 67 at Wingate Park Country Club on Saturday.
Golf RSA has named the leading four juniors on the South African Golf Association Junior Rankings – Christo Lamprecht, Luca Filippi, Garrick Higgo and Jayden Schaper – for the upcoming African Amateur Championship at Leopard Creek and the 2017 All-Africa Junior Golf Championship in Zimbabwe from 28 – 31 March.
Golf RSA number one ranked junior Woo Jo Son broke into top 10 as Lee-Anne Pace is closing in on a historic three-peat in the SA Women’s Open after she left the field behind in Friday’s second round at San Lameer Country Club.
When Jason Smith starts the Gauteng North Open today, he won’t be thinking about Sunday’s triumph at the Free State Open.
“It would be a big mistake to start thinking about back-to-back victories at Wingate Park because that course warrants all your attention,” said the former SA Stroke Play champion after his practice round at the Tshwane layout on Thursday.
Zethu Myeki and Woo Ju Son share the amateur lead on day one while Lee-Anne Pace proved once again that form is temporary, but class is permanent when she capitalised on a blistering start to take the first round lead in the SA Women’s Open – sponsored by the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality – on Thursday.
Melissa Eaton hopes that a return to her native Port Shepstone will kick her Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies season into high gear as she headlines the field at the R250 000 SA Women’s Open alongside two-time champion Lee-Anne Pace this week.
Carrie Park from South Korea rubber-stamped her status as a future world beater when she clinched her first Sunshine Ladies Tour title in spectacular fashion, while Western Province amateur Katia Shaff became the first Sally Little Trophy recipient in the South African Women’s Masters on Saturday.
Golf RSA Elite Squad member Kaleigh Telfer grabbed a share of lead in the Sally Little Trophy chase while Carrie Park continued to make a name for herself as one of the hottest prospects on the Sunshine Ladies Tour.
Given the wealth of knowledge she has accumulated in nine seasons on the Ladies European Tour, it is not surprising that Stacy Bregman would back herself in this week’s SA Women’s Masters. What is unusual to hear is that the four-time Sunshine Ladies Tour winner thinks the youngsters might steal the limelight in the R500 000 showpiece at Rondebosch Golf Club from 19-21 January.
Ashleigh Simon needs no introduction. Her storied amateur career was nothing short of outstanding and, since she joined the pro ranks, she has complimented a flood of amateur victories with two Ladies European Tour and four Sunshine Ladies Tour titles.
It has been 10 years since he tasted success as a professional golfer, and Graeme Storm made his second victory as memorable as can be as he defeated world number two Rory McIlroy on the third play-off hole on Sunday in the BMW SA Open proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni.
Sunshine Tour caddie Thama Jeffrey Nkonyane is about to collect the biggest cheque of his 32 year long career after helping England's Graeme Storm to victory in the BMW SA Open at a packed and trilled Glendower on Sunday afternoon.
Over the last 12 months, the sun has risen over the careers of South Africa’s leading amateurs Marco Steyn, Kyle McClatchie and Jovan Rebula. The trio was among a nine-strong amateur contingent to tee off in this year’s BMW SA Open, proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni, however, two sobering days in the star-studded field left these rising stars with a lot to chew on.