Month: February 2020

Double SA Amateur delight for South Africa’s top golfers

21 February 2020 – Not even a two-hour delay due to dangerous weather could halt the relentless charge of South Africa’s two top-ranked golfers – Caitlyn Macnab and Casey Jarvis – towards their place in golf history. With their wins in the Aon South African Amateur Championships, Macnab and Jarvis both achieved the rare SA…
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Big test for SA’s best in Aon SA Amateur finals

20 February 2020 – History beckons for South Africa’s two top-ranked golfers – Casey Jarvis and Caitlyn Macnab – as the Ekurhuleni pair go in search of the Aon South African Amateur Championship titles to complete their dreams of winning the elusive SA Amateur doubles at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club. Macnab, the winner…
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Epic duels loom in quarters at Aon SA Amateur

19 February 2020 – His opponent’s putter deserted him, and young gun Christiaan Maas charged through that open door on Wednesday to play his way into the quarter-finals of the South African Amateur Championships at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. The 16-year-old Pretoria junior defeated Martin Vorster 1-up in the round of 16 when…
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Favourites advance at Aon SA Amateur

19 February 2020 – The big guns of women’s golf moved comfortably into the quarter-finals of the Aon South African Amateur Championship, setting up four mouth-watering clashes on the East Course of Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club on Thursday. Reigning South African Stroke Play champion and the country’s No 1-ranked amateur Caitlyn Macnab kept…
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Celebrations on ice for birthday girl Macnab & Moodliar

18 February 2020 – Caitlyn Macnab set any aside any thoughts of celebration despite claiming the biggest title in her golfing career, the Aon South African Stroke Play Championship, on her 18th birthday. The Serengeti golfer signed for a final round of 68 on Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club’s West Course to finish on…
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Late eagle gives Vorster a big boost in SA Amateur

18 February 2020 – Martin Vorster birdied 17 and eagled the 18th at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club to advance to the top 32 of the match play stage with the other three top-ranked amateurs in South Africa in the Aon South African Amateur Championship. In a tense match, the Southern Cape junior edged…
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Simpson lifts Proudfoot Trophy at SA Amateur

17 February 2020 – He called it possibly the best two-iron of his life, and it set up what turned out to be a decisive eagle for Sam Simpson as he went on to win the Proudfoot Trophy for topping the 36-hole stroke play qualifier for the match play stage of the Aon South African…
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Williams wings her way to the front at RJK

17 February 2020 – Kaylah Williams hopes to emulate fellow Western Province golfer Sam Simpson when she bids for the number one spot in the Aon South African Women’s Amateur Championship, which tees off at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on Tuesday. Simpson was the proud recipient of the prestigious Proudfoot Trophy for his three-shot…
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Macnab takes pole at Aon SA Women’s Stroke Play

16 February 2020 – Caitlyn Macnab seized the initiative on day one of the Aon South African Women’s Stroke Play Championship to open up a one-shot lead at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Things didn’t quite go her way at the start of the day, but once she hit her stride, there was no…
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Jarvis surges to summit at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington

16 February 2020 – A back nine birdie blitz by Casey Jarvis for a nine-under-par 63 saw the country’s number one ranked amateur surge to a two-shot lead on day one of the Aon South African Amateur Championship on Sunday. Just three days after Jarvis became the youngest South African Stroke Play champion with his…
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Talented Juniors trio to defend SA pride in Egypt

JOHANNESBURG, 15 February 2020 – Boland junior Megan Streicher will make her national debut in the All-Africa Junior Golf Teams Championship when she partners Caitlyn Macnab and Kiera Floyd from Ekurhuleni in the Girls Competition against the rest of Africa in Egypt this March. “We are extremely delighted to have the opportunity to give our…
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Record-breaking Jarvis triumphs in SA Stroke Play

13 February 2020 – Casey Jarvis etched his name into the record books as the youngest winner in South African Stroke Play Championship history when he claimed the prestigious title in dominant fashion at Randpark Golf Club on Thursday. At 16 years, 6 months and 17 days, Jarvis broke a record that had been held…
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Jarvis powers to commanding lead in SA Stroke Play

12 February 2020 – Overnight leader Casey Jarvis held steady during round three to take a commanding four-shot lead into the final round of the South African Stroke Play Championship at Randpark Golf Club. The fearsome Firethorn Course had proved scoreable in the first two rounds after torrential rain on the eve of the event…
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Jarvis on song at SA Stroke Play Champs

11 February 2020 – Casey Jarvis continued his love affair with the Firethorn Course at Randpark Golf Club as he carded a second-round 65 to surge into a two-shot lead on day two of the South African Stroke Play Championship on Tuesday. Jarvis and Irishman Rowan Lester began the day on six-under, two shots behind…
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Wilson leads logjam at SA Stroke Play

10 February 2020 – Scotsman James Wilson fired some exceptional approach shots and yielded a hot putter to fire a stunning eight-under-par 64 for the first round lead in the South African Stroke Play Championship at Randpark Golf Club on Monday. The Firethorn Course’s best defence – its fast and challenging greens – were left…
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Vorster edges Huggins for African Amateur success

6 February 2020 – South African teenager Martin Vorster was born for the big moments. On Thursday the 18-year-old Southern Cape golfer boxed a 30-footer for eagle in the final hole of regulation play to force a play-off, then wore down his opponent in the fourth hole of the sudden-death shoot-out to win the African…
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Team South Africa triumphant at African Amateur

5 February 2020 – Team South Africa stormed through the half-gap given them by Team South Africa Juniors on Wednesday to race to a five-stroke victory in the Team Competition of the Africa Amateur Stroke Play Championship being played at Leopard Creek Country Club. Together with England, Kyle de Beer’s men – Martin Vorster, Casey…
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Unflappable Van Velzen still on top in African Amateur

4 February 2020 – Benoni junior Ryan van Velzen finished a yawning seven shots ahead of reigning Amateur champion James Sugrue from Ireland and compatriot Martin Vorster at the 36-hole mark of the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship. The 18-year-old eagled the 18th at Leopard Creek for a second day in a row to post…
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Van Velzen on fire at Leopard Creek

3 February 2020 – Ekurhuleni junior Ryan van Velzen started the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship on Monday like a house on fire as he carded a superlative eight-under-par 64 around Leopard Creek Country Club, giving him a three-stroke edge over his nearest competitor. Starting on the 10th, Van Velzen birdied his first two holes,…
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