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Month: October 2017

Full marks for Ferdie at SA Senior Amateur

20 October 2017 – Unheralded Ferdie van der Merwe sealed a sensational maiden victory when he clinched the SA Senior Amateur Championship title in dramatic fashion at Hermanus Golf Club on Friday. The 51-year-old from Wellington stunned the field when he shot into contention with successive rounds of 72 in his debut on the senior…
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Watson lines up SA Senior Champs title

19 October 2017 – Graeme Watson from Ekurhuleni took a huge step towards a maiden senior title when he opened up a three shot lead in the South African Senior Amateur Championship on Thursday. Watson already owns one flagship title, having won the SA Mid-Amateur Championship in 2014. The 50-year-old opened with an even-par 72…
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Van Dyk edges clear in SA Senior Champs

18 October 2017 – Andre van Dyk from Langebaan set the first round pace in the South African Senior Amateur Championship in Hermanus, but the Langebaan golfer will have to hold off a strong chasing pack if he hopes to lift the title on Friday. Van Dyk rose to prominence when he lifted the prestigious…
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Mistry marches to Ackerman glory

16 October 2017 – South Africa’s top ranked Kajal Mistry continued her dominance of the women’s amateur golf circuit as she raced to her third victory in as many months in the prestigious Ackerman Championship on Sunday. The 16-year-old from Parkview defied gale force winds and sweeping rain to construct a four stroke victory on…
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All-Africa champions elated and humbled

16 October 2017 – KwaZulu-Natal trio Malcolm Mitchell, Clayton Mansfield and Matt Saulez and Garrick Higgo from Boland successfully defended South Africa’s title in the All Africa Golf Team Championship last Friday, but the quartet left in Zimbabwe with much more than a trophy. The team headed into the final round at Elephant Hills Golf…
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Rose edges Stevens for Junior Series win

16 October 2017 – Kian Rose from Bedfordview won the eighth event in the popular Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series in a play-off on Sunday. Rose set the clubhouse target at the Wanderers Golf Club at four-under-par 67, but Cole Stevens from Parkview reeled in a pair of birdies on the back nine to force…
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Schaper stakes his claim at ERPM

15 October 2017 – South Africa’s top junior Jayden Schaper lived up to his top billing with a superior performance in the seventh Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series on Saturday. All 18 winners in the Under-19 A-Division of the nationwide series will challenge in two regional finals for two coveted spots in the field of…
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Open season at Ackerman Championship

14 October 2017 – Defending champion Kaylah Williams will lead a strong field of local and national players into battle in the prestigious Ackerman Championship at Atlantic Beach Country Club this weekend. Twelve months ago, the Fairmont High School learner eclipsed the A-Division field at Clovelly to lift the Gus Ackerman Trophy, while Iman Adams…
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Southern Cape seals historic SA Mid-Am promotion

13 October 2017 – Three times they were denied, but Southern Cape is the bridesmaid no more. The Garden Route side routed Free State 8 – 4 in Friday’s final round in the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial to punctuate a historic promotion with an unrivalled performance at Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa. “We were determined…
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Lions revel in SA Mid-Amateur IPT glory

13 October 2017 – Central Gauteng produced an unparalleled performance over the first four rounds at Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa to secure the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial title for a fourth time on Friday. With the victory, the mid-amateur team also completed a Grand Slam of SA Inter-Provincial titles for the Lions. “This is…
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