Month: April 2017
In early April, Kaiyuree Moodley threw her name in the hat of prime contenders for this year’s Sanlam South African Women’s Stroke Play Championship when she scored a come-from-behind victory in the prestigious Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl Championship.
Kajal Mistry. Woo Ju Son. Chiara Contomathios. Danielle du Toit. Kaiyuree Moodley. All juniors and all winners on the Womens Golf South Africa circuit this season. And the odds are good that one of them will step onto the podium in this year’s Sanlam South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship, says defending champion Kaleigh Telfer.
South Africa’s Garrick Higgo battled a balky putter in the first round of the prestigious Junior Invitational in in Graniteville, South Carolina. The Boland junior carded three bogeys on the front nine at Sage Valley Golf Club and pencilled two more on the back nine alongside a birdie at the par five 15th for a seven-over-par 79.
South Africa’s top talent rose to the occasion to successfully defend the country’s A- and B-Division titles in the Africa Region 5 Golf Tournament in Zambia.
The National Team reeled in the country's 21st victory in the premier African teams' championship, while the GolfRSA Team combined to lift the B-Division title for a second successive year.
Talented golfers Bandile Mokoena and Senzo Funeka will begin a new journey after receiving scholarships from the Ekurhuleni metro’s Sport, Heritage, Recreation, Arts and Culture (SHRAC) Department to attend the TuksSport High School, an independent co-ed school catering for learners from Grade Eight to 12.
Jayden Schaper from Ebotse became only the fourth player to earn the rare double in the 29 year history of the Nomads SA Boys U-19 Championship.
In adding his name to very short list that includes Richard Sterne (1999), Dylan Frittelli (2008) and Zander Gous (2013), the 16-year-old Ekurhuleni golfer had to defeat reigning Sanlam SA Amateur champion Christo Lamprecht. Twice.
A strategic move on the final hole at Gowrie Farm Golf Estate paid off handsomely for Amilkar Bhana, who defeated Carl Mwale and Jordon Duminy for the Gowrie SA U-15 Challenge title on Wednesday.
Bhana – who won the Individual Competition at the Nomads SA Boys U-13 Championship in October last year – triumphed by one shot on even-par 213 after he two-putted the last for an even-par 70.
GolfRSA Elite Squad members Zethu Myeki and Sarah Bouch, reigning Sanlam SA Women's Amateur champion Lumien Orton and captain Vicki Traut will start the hunt for South Africa’s sixth consecutive title in the Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy (RAACT) at the Maseru Golf Club in Lesotho on Wednesday.
Curro SA Juniors International champion Wilco Nienaber found himself deadlocked for the lead with two members of South Africa’s victorious All-Africa Junior Golf Championship team and two more in close pursuit as second round action wrapped up in the Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play Qualifier on Tuesday.