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.
Slade Pickering went on a birdie barrage down the back nine at Humewood Golf Club to lead Sunday’s first round of the 36-hole stroke play qualifier the 2017 Sanlam South African Amateur Championship in Port Elizabeth.
The North West junior fired a flawless nine-under-par 63 to open up a one shot lead over Pierre Pinaeu from France and he holds a two shot advantage over Chris Woollam from KwaZulu-Natal and Frenchman Anthoine Auboin.
Boland junior Garrick Higgo believes that the time has come to end the foreign dominance in the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship. When Craig Ross won last year, his was the second successive victory by a Scottish golfer and the fourth win for Scotland in the last six editions of the South African Golf Association’s flagship event, but Higgo believes South Africa has the depth of talent to win the premier international championship, which tees off at Humewood Golf Club on Sunday.
GolfRSA national squad members Garrick Higgo and Luca Filippi are both in the running for the Junior Presidents Cup from 25-26 September 2017. According to the selection and eligibility criteria for the inaugural event, Higgo from Boland and Filippi from Western Province are respectively third and eighth in the official International Team Standings that were announced this morning.
The prestigious South African Stroke Play Championship trophy is back in French hands after Edgar Catherine triumphed at Kingswood Golf Estate on Friday.
Randpark golfer Kajal Mistry rounded off a sensational season last year with victory in the KwaZulu-Natal Junior Championships and befitting the country’s top ranked player, she began 2017 in fitting fashion with a magnificent performance in the Liberty GNGU Junior Girls Open earlier this month. We caught up with Kajal during her debut at the SA Women's Open and discovered some of the things that drive South Africa's top ranked senior and junior golfer. Check out the video on the WGSA Facebook page - WGSA
Ahleigh Buhai defeated defending champion Lee-Anne Pace at the first extra hole of a sudden-death play-off for the Cape Town Ladies Open title, while Chiara Contomathios edged out Laila Hrindova for the amateur honours at Royal Cape on Thursday.