Bianca Theron is the Nomads SA Girls Champion

Nomads National Chairman John Lees travelled from Nelspruit to Orkney today to present the Jenny Bruce Trophy to the new South African girls’ champion. 14-year old Bianca Theron from Kuils River Golf Club in the Boland won the event by six strokes from two other under 16 girls, Carrie Park (Gauteng North) and Kelly Erasmus (Western Province).

In an event when no player may win more than one prize, Carrie was awarded the under 16 Championship Trophy while Kelly picked up the tournament runner-up prize.

Bianca teed off this morning in the lead with Izel Pieters (Mpumalanga) and Kelly Erasmus while Carrie Park was in the second last group with Western Provinces Ji Sun Kang. Bianca increased her lead to nine strokes on the first nine but dropped on the back nine to finish on 221 (74, 74, 73).

Kelly returned scores of 75, 77, 75 while Carrie signed for 75, 75, 77 – both to finish on 227.

10-Year old Catherine Lau from Gauteng North won the 10 – 18 handicap Esther Cutler Trophy by six strokes when she carded 244 (83, 79, 82). Gauteng’s Sarah Bouch was runner-up on 250 (87, 85, 78) and first round leader Zanele Mazibuko was third on 254 (80, 85, 89).

The 19 to 30 handicapped girls played in two stableford divisions. The Jean Eustice Trophy in the 19 to 24 handicap division was won by North West’s Jhanelle Strydom with 76 points while another North Wester, Jenny Botha, was runner-up on 75. These two picked up the Sanette Marais Team Trophy for their province.

In the 25 to 30 handicap division local Orkney player Roxanne Schmidt won the Faith Daniel Trophy on 71 points with Mpumalanga’s Chanelle Botha runner-up on 70.

Women’s Golf South Africa were delighted to receive 55 entries in the 9 and under handicap division – the most ever received – and a further 44 in the 10 – 18 division.

The youngest competitor was nine-year old Caitlyn MacNab from Gauteng who plays off a 25 handicap and scored 36 and 31 points in the two rounds. Kaiyuree Moodley, Catherine Lau and Woo-Ju Son were all 10 years old. Kaiyuree scored 38 and 34 points off her 23 handicap while Woo-Ju carded 84, 77, 83 and plays off an eight. Catherine Won the B Division as reported above.

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