4 South Africans to tee up in the Spirit International

Four of South Africas top amateur golfers tee up in the Spirit International, a 72 hole stroke play competition played at Whispering Pines Golf Club, outside the town of Trinity, 88 miles north of Houston, Texas in the United States, commencing today.

Oliver Bekker (Boland) (22), Prinavin Nelson (Kwazulu Natal) (20), Nicole Bekker (North West) (20) and Kim Williams (Gauteng North) (21) are representing South Africa, having been awarded senior Protea colours, in a competition that has attracted entries from a total of 24 countries from six continents.

“The Spirit International is one of the worlds premier amateur competitions,” said Neale Kunhardt, President of the South African Golf Association (SAGA). “In 2005 our team finished 2nd in the International Competition. This year we have entered a strong team and are optimistic they too will perform well in this competition format,” he concluded.

There are five competitions being played simultaneously. They are an International Team competition in which the best score from the men and women is added together, the lowest aggregate after 72 holes being the winner. There is a betterball medal competition for men and women. Finally, there is an individual competition, for both men and women, where the winner is determined by points scored for birdies and eagles recorded each round.

A report after each round will be distributed each morning (South African time).

Neale Kunhardt (President: SAGA) Cell: 082 374 3455;
Bruce Younge (Executive Director: SAGA) Cell: 082 374 3456.

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