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GolfRSA welcomes three new caps to National Squad

CAPE TOWN, 16 August 2019 – GolfRSA is pleased to announce the addition of three new caps to the GolfRSA National Squad for the 2019/2020 season. “We are excited to welcome Kyle de Beer from Eastern Province, Tyran Snyders from Western Province and Gauteng North’s Christiaan Maas into the fold,” said GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn.…

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Zietsman maidens at EP Amateur

Congratulations to Pieter Zietsman, who joined the GolfRSA Open Amateur winner’s list for 2019 when he won the Eastern Province Amateur title at his home course this August. Here is popular sports presenter Neil Bisseker from Algoa FM’s take on the final: “Pieter Zietsman routed Dillon Germshuys in the 36-hole final at St Francis Links…

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SA trio through to Girls Amateur Match Play

PANMURE, Scotland (15 August 2019) – It was touch and go for Kiera Floyd, but the Benoni junior prevailed and will join fellow GolfRSA Elite Squad members Caitlyn Macnab and Jordan Rothman in today’s first round of the match play stage in The R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship in Scotland. Rothman from Western Province was the…

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GolfRSA Girls shine in Scotland

PANMURE, Scotland (14 August 2019) – GolfRSA Elite Squad trio Kiera Floyd, Jordan Rothman and Caitlyn Macnab made a superb start in The R&A Girls Amateur Championship in Scotland on Tuesday. Western Province’s Rothman led the South African charge at Panmure Golf Club with an opening round of one-over-par 72. Floyd posted the same number…

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Rebula leads SA charge at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, North Carolina (13 August 2019) – GolfRSA National Squad member Jovan Rebula was one of only 27 players who broke par in Monday’s opening round of the 119th U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. The Auburn University senior made a great recovery after a stumbling start to post a one-under-par 69…

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SA trio line up in U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, North Carolina (12 August 2019) – A trio of South Africans made the 312-strong player field that takes to the No 2 and No 4 courses today for the 36-hole stroke play qualifier of the U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. GolfRSA National Squad member and 2018 Amateur champion Jovan Rebula…

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Rama breaks through in Stellenbosch

11 August 2019 – Nikhil Rama completed a stunning wire-to-wire victory to celebrate his national breakthrough win in the inaugural Friends of Engelberg Challenge hosted by Anna Becker-Frankel at Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate on Sunday. The 17-year-old Rama was pushed all the way by reigning North and South Junior champion Tyran Snyders, but held…

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Rama roars to Friends of Engelberg lead

10 August 2019 – Gauteng junior Nikhil Rama will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Friends of Engelberg Challenge, hosted by Anna as he goes in search of his first national title. The Bryanston golfer opened with a four-under-par 68 in the national boys and girls event and he clung to pole…

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De Beer drives to new heights

7 August 2019 – The sun has risen dramatically over Kyle de Beer’s golf career in the last 12 months and his emergent dominance was punctuated by a seven-shot stroke victory in the Border Stroke Play in July that shot the Port Elizabeth golfer to fourth in the GolfRSA Open Amateur Rankings. A little digging into…

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De Villiers Graaff comes up trumps at SA High School Championships

6 August 2019 – South African Golf Development Board member Alric Rooi helped De Villiers Graaff High School to come up trumps in a count-out against Curro Aurora at the SA High School Championship at Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Club. The Golf School of Excellence Cape Town opened with a three-under-par 213 total to lead…

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Midstream College claims Ernie Els Champs glory

6 August 2019 – Midstream College edged out first round leaders Laerskool Wierdepark in a tight final round battle at Magalies Park Golf Club to lift the Ernie Els SA Primary School Championship title. William Reyneke, Ben van Wyk, Luan Coetzee and Rigardt van Zyl secured their first trophy in the ninth edition of the…

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TGSE tops tight SA High School Champs leaderboard

5 August 2019 – A great ball-striking display on day one at Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate left The Golf School of Excellence Cape Town atop a jam-packed leaderboard at the ninth SA High School Championship on Monday. Jere Brits, Keyan Loubser and Louis Loubser combined for three-under-par 213 to claim the lead for Balderstone Sports…

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Wierdapark takes early control of Ernie Els Champs

5 August 2019 – Laerskool Wierdapark threw down the gauntlet in the Ernie Els SA Primary School Championship with a commanding performance in the first round at Magalies Park Golf Club on Monday. A total of 15 schools are contesting the ninth edition of the prestigious annual primary school team championship, hosted by four-time Major…

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SA juniors named for Italian U-16 challenge

17 July 2019 – Yurav Premlall is savouring his third consecutive start in the Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship and hopes third times’ the charm as he goes in pursuit of the Theodore Soldati Trophy from 3-5 September. The 16-year-old Glendower junior will line up alongside fellow GolfRSA National Squad members Amilkar Bhana and Nash…

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SA Amateur champion Nienaber joins pro ranks

France, 11 July 2019 – GolfRSA would like to wish reigning South African Amateur champion Wilco Nienaber all the best on his professional debut on the European Challenge Tour today. The 19-year-old former SA number one is moving on from a glittering amateur career after signing a multi-year agreement with PING equipment and PING apparel,…

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Vorster pips Senger for Tshwane Junior Open title

PRETORIA, 8 July 2019 – Martin Vorster sealed the Tshwane Junior Open title in stunning fashion after an eagle at the par five 17th gave him the chance to defeat Ayden Senger from Western Province in a sudden-death play-off. Senger set the first round pace on Sunday with a blistering eight-under-par 64 and the Southern…

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Duminy goes wire-to-wire in Nomads SA Boys U-17

ST FRANCIS BAY, 4 July 2019 – Mossel Bay junior Jordan Duminy slept on the lead for two straight nights and on Thursday, he claimed a dominant seven-shot victory in the Nomads SA Boys Under-17 Championship at St Francis Links. The 16-year-old put the South African golfing fraternity on alert in March when he chased…

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Snyders captures SA’s first US North & South Junior win

PINEHURST, North Carolina (3 July 2019) – GolfRSA and Bridge Fund Managers celebrated a big win on Wednesday as Western Province junior Tyran Snyders became the first South African champion in the 41st North and South Junior Championship in the United States.. The 18-year-old Paarl teenager fired a flawless four-under-par 68 on Pinehurst No 8…

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Maas makes a big move at St Francis Links

ST FRANCIS BAY, 3 July 2019 – Southern Cape’s Jordan Duminy remains the man to catch at St Francis Links, but Pretoria junior Christiaan Maas mastered the windy afternoon conditions to get within striking distance in the Nomads SA Boys Under-17 Championship on Wednesday. On a day when the morning breeze became an afternoon gale,…

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SA Juniors impress at Pinehurst No 2

PINEHURST, North Carolina (3 July 2019) – South African junior Ryan van Velzen surged into the top three in the prestigious Junior North and South Championship in the United States with the low round honours at Pinehurst No 2 while compatriot Tyran Snyders retained his overnight lead on Tuesday. Van Velzen made a battling start…

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