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The little villages nestled amongst the rolling fields of sugar cane on KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast already have a golfer they can be proud of. And now Thabiso Magwaza is hoping he can give them something more to talk about. Magwaza teed off in Monday’s first round of the Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational determined to take advantage of the invitation he has been given to one of South African golf’s premier amateur tournaments.
Marco Steyn heads into today’s Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational as the highest ranked player in a quality field and with his game having turned a corner after a difficult start to the year.
Multiple European Tour winner Brandon Stone says next week’s Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational tournament always awakened in him the same feeling Jordan Spieth must have every time he steps onto Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters.
Just four days after Clayton Mansfield lifted the Boland Amateur Stroke Play title, fellow Durban Country Club golfer Matt Saulez will attempt to make it two in a row for KwaZulu-Natal when he starts the final two rounds of the Western Province Amateur Stroke Play Qualifier in pole position at Westlake Golf Club.
Central Gauteng made a dream start to their title defence in the 29th SA Senior Amateur Inter-Provincial and Southern Cape showed they mean business in the first round matches at the Simola Golf and Country Estate near Knysna on Tuesday.
A near-death experience when Ernie Els was just starting his career certainly gave the four-time Major champion an appreciation for the value of life. And it’s perhaps no surprise that he’s since become one of golf’s most ardent supporters of charity.
KwaZulu-Natal’s Clayton Mansfield has shifted his sights to the Western Province Amateur this week after he bagged his first provincial title in wire-to-wire style at Stellenbosch Golf Club on Friday.
“You gain a different kind of confidence with that first big win,” said 22-year-old from Durban Country Club after he closed out a five stroke victory in the Boland Amateur Open on a winning total of 14-under-par 202.
GolfRSA National Squad member Garrick Higgo celebrated his debut in the prestigious Junior Invitational with a tie for 45th at Sage Valley Country Club in South Carolina. The De Zalze junior posted rounds of 79, 73 and 76 to finish on 12 over 228.
We chatted to the ambitious firecracker from Boland and found out more about what drives him, his likes and dislikes and what he still hopes to accomplish this year.
Joaquin Niemann from Chile celebrated his third start in the Junior Invitational with a four stroke victory over American Austin Eckroat at the Sage Valley Golf Club.
The Chilean carded rounds of 67, 70 and 67 to triumph on 204 and don the prized Gold Jacket as the prestigious junior championship’s second international champion after 2015 winning Marcus Kinhult from Sweden.
South Africa’s Garrick Higgo battled a balky putter in the first round of the prestigious Junior Invitational in in Graniteville, South Carolina. The Boland junior carded three bogeys on the front nine at Sage Valley Golf Club and pencilled two more on the back nine alongside a birdie at the par five 15th for a seven-over-par 79.