Bianca to join Lara in Jakarta
13-Year old Bianca Theron from Kuils River Golf Club in the Boland was selected together with Lara Weinstein to represent South Africa at the Jakarta World Junior Championships in June
The team was announced by WGSA President Cynthia Rayner at the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Championships played in Rustenburg earlier this month.
Lara, on her fourth visit to this championship, will play in the 15 to 17 age group (Class A) and Bianca participates in the 13 – 14 age group (Class B). The two will also participate in the team event in which South Africa has done well in previous years.
For the first time two boys will travel with the girls to Jakarta – Victor Lange in the 15 – 17 group and Tristen Strydom in the 13 – 14 group. The team will be managed by Erica Lefson and play at the Damai Indah Golf, Pik Course in Jakarta from 7 to 10 June. They depart SA on 4 June.
This is the fourth year that South Africa has participated in this event. In 2008, Monique Smit won in Class A and she and Lara won the team event – The Governor’s Trophy.
In 2009, Bertine Strauss 74 tied in first place but lost in a play-off and together with Lara, was second in the team event.
In 2010, Connie Chen was runner-up in the Class A and she and Kirsten Campbell were runners-up in the team event.