Month: February 2017
Just four days after his record-setting victory in the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship, Christo Lamprecht constructed a flawless six-under-par 66 at Leopard Creek Golf Estate to sweep into the first round lead in the prestigious African Amateur Championship in Mpumalanga on Tuesday.
The final school year is tough on any golfer, but more so when your majors are mathematics and science. Like all matriculants, academic pressure has forced the 18-year-old Menlo Park learner to put her golfing aspirations on the back burner this season, but Du Toit pushed the books aside for the North West Open and showed her class when she claimed victory in the North West Open on Sunday.
South Africa’s Albert Venter is looking forward to his title defence in the African Amateur Championship this week and to representing South Africa as a member of the GolfRSA SA Senior Team in the Team Competition at Leopard Creek Golf Estate this week.
Louis Oosthuizen Junior Academy prodigy Christo Lamprechtproduced a career-defining performance at Humewood Golf Club tobecome the youngest Sanlam South African Amateur champion in the 110 year history of premier international championship on Friday.
The first all-South African final since 2014 will also be an all-Southern Cape affair in the Sanlam SA Amateur Championship after Caylum Boon and Christo Lamprecht showcased their skills in a four-club south-westerly wind that pummelled the players in first the quarterfinals and then the semi-finals at Humewood Golf Club on Thursday.
The South African Golf Association, in support of GolfRSA, will be guided by 57 years of experience in golf administration after the three office bearers for 2017-2018 were elected on Tuesday.
Geoff Taylor was appointed President, Naadir Agherdien elected to the position of the Senior Vice-president and Martin Saaiman as the Junior Vice-President at the Annual General Meeting held during the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship at Humewood Golf Club.
Luke Mayo fought 17 players for a chance to start the match play stage of the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship and the KwaZulu-Natal junior didn’t put a foot wrong in the first round at Humewood on Tuesday.
KwaZulu-Natal teenager Chris Woollam stunned with a profound victory in the 36-hole stroke play qualifier for the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship when he defeated reigning English Amateur champion Dan Brown in a sudden-death play-off on Monday.
The Border Championship trophy remained in Swiss hands after Cloe Grand followed compatriot Azelia Meichtry into the winner’s circle on Sunday. The 17-year-old KeNako Academy student came from behind to beat local favourite Zethu Myeki by one shot for victory on seven under 226 at East London Golf Club.