29 November 2017 – GolfRSA has announced that due to popular demand the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series will host an additional tournament at Durbanville Golf Club on 5 January 2018.
“We added Durbanville because the BFM Junior Series is proving to be extremely popular, having sparked the imaginations of young golfers across the country,” said Grant Hepburn, CEO of GolfRSA. “The eight tournaments played so far have witnessed thrilling golf, as well as opportunities for our juniors to hone their tournament craft and make new friends.”
The BFM Junior Series, open to boys and girls in the Under-13 and Under-19 divisions, launched at Royal Cape Golf Club in July 2017 and runs through to March 2018.
Played at celebrated golf courses in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng, the tournaments have attracted bumper fields and some of the country’s best junior golfers, including number one ranked Jayden Schaper, third ranked Christo Lamprecht and sixth ranked Deon Germishuys.
Ekurhuleni’s Schaper added his name to the champion’s list at the seventh Bridge Fund Manager Junior Series event at ERPM Golf Club, while Germishuys from Western Province doubled up on titles with victories at the inaugural event at Royal Cape and the fifth event at Kingswood Golf Estate.
Managed by the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB), the series has seen golfers from SAGDB programmes seizing the opportunity to display their talents, with Hilmi Mallick and Cole Stevens both tying for the lead at their tournaments before losing electrifying play-offs at Strand and The Wanderers respectively.
“We are only about half way through the first BFM Junior Series and it has already exceeded our expectations. So we are thrilled that GolfRSA has introduced an additional tournament to meet the demand to be part of this exciting project,” said Paul Stewart, Executive Director at Bridge Fund Managers. “It is all about giving junior golfers opportunities, so it has been particularly rewarding to see the development golfers playing exceptional golf; demonstrating they need stand back for no-one.”
The big prize sees the top two golfers in the Under-19 division being flown to the USA to compete in the Junior North and South Championship at Pinehurst in 2018 – a prestigious event which has featured future Major winners including Jack Nicklaus.
Visit juniorseries.bridgefm.co.za for the full schedule and entry mechanism.
Entries are only accepted online and automatically open 8 weeks prior to each event.
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