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Premlall leads South African charge in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland (18 June 2019) – Edenvale teenager Yurav Premlall celebrated his 16th birthday with a share of fifth in the first round of the stroke play qualifying in the 124th Amateur Championship in Ireland on Monday. A total of 288 players from 37 countries started the 36-hole qualifier at the Portmarnock and The Island…

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GolfRSA rising stars relish international challenges

11 June 2019 – Caitlyn Macnab and Kiera Floyd hope to extend their winning form with success in the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan from 18-21 June, while fellow Ekurhuleni golfer Jayden Schaper will lead an eight-strong GolfRSA National Squad at the Amateur Championship in Ireland next week. Macnab and Floyd will depart…

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Delighted SA duo signs off at St Andrews

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (9 June 2019) – Southern Cape junior Martin Vorster tied for seventh in the St Andrews Links Trophy, while GolfRSA National Squad team-mate Luca Filippi from Western Province grabbed a share of 23rd at the Old Course in Scotland in Sunday. Vorster has been in imperious form this season, adding to victories…

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GolfRSA talents primed Home of Golf

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (6 June 2019) – South Africa’s leading amateur Jayden Schaper will spearhead 12-strong group of local talents when the St Andrews Trophy gets underway at the Home of Golf in Scotland on Friday. Rated one of the strongest amateur tournaments in the world by the R&A World Amateur Golf Rankings, the 2019…

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Magnificent double for Mpumalanga at Maccauvlei

5 June 2019 – Eight months after they won promotion in the 58th SA Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship, Mpumalanga B went the distance at Maccauvlei Golf Club with a dominant performance to win the Challenge Trophy at the SA Women’s 72-Hole Teams Championship in wire-to-wire style. Danielle Bekker and Nicole Schoeman carded rounds of 158, 155, 158…

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GolfRSA’s Vorster conquers County Louth for Irish win

DROGHEDA, Ireland (3 June 2019) – Martin Vorster made it back-to-back victories for the GolfRSA National Squad when he coasted to a four-shot triumph in the East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship on Monday. The Mossel Bay junior became the second successive South African teenager – and only the second foreign champion – in the 78-year…

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GolfRSA quartet through to Irish final

DROGHEDA, Ireland (2 June 2019) – GolfRSA National Squad juniors Martin Vorster, Casey Jarvis, Yurav Premlall and Jordon Duminy survived a baptism of fire at the Baltray Links in Ireland to make the 36-hole final in the East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship on Sunday. Vorster from Southern Cape and Ekurhuleni’s Jarvis both carded one-over-par rounds…

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De Beer drives to top five in Brabazon Trophy

LEEDS, England (2 June 2019) – Eastern Province golfer Kyle de Beer sealed a top five finish in the Brabazon Trophy, while GolfRSA National Squad member Wilco Nienaber closed out a top 30 finish in the English Men’s Open Amateur Championship on Sunday. After earlier rounds of 75 and 71, De Beer surged into the…

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Filippi flying at Brabazon Trophy

LEEDS, England (1 June 2019) – Luca Filippi made huge strides on moving day in the English Men’s Open Amateur Championship to join the chase for the Brabazon Trophy with one round left at the Alwoodley Golf Club. The GolfRSA National Squad member fired a five-under-par 66 to surge upwards and finish seventh on his own on…

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Premlall sets SA pace in Ireland

DROGHEDA, Ireland (1 June 2019) – South African junior Yurav Premlall fired an opening four-under-par 68 at County Louth Golf Club to lead the seven-strong GolfRSA National Squad crew in the East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship on Saturday. The 16-year-old Glendower golfer fired three birdies on the bounce over the last three holes to…

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Nienaber, Filippi make English Amateur weekend

LEEDS, England (31 May 2019) – Wilco Nienaber and Luca Filippi will join the weekend action in the English Men’s Open Amateur Championship alongside compatriot Kyle de Beer in England. Nienaber went head-to-head for the title in a sudden-death play-off with Nick Poppleton at Frilford Heath Golf Club last year, but the Englishman denied the…

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Tough first day for GolfRSA Squad at Brabazon Trophy

LEEDS, England (30 May 2019) – GolfRSA National Squad quartet Luca Filippi, Therion Nel, Wilco Nienaber and Jayden Schaper had a tough first day as their hunt for the Brabazon Trophy in the English Men’s Open Amateur Championship got underway in England on Thursday. Filippi from Western Province led the way at the Alwoodley Golf…

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New look, Royal venue for SA’s top amateur golf event

The South African Amateur Championship, considered the marquee events of the women’ and men’s amateur golfing calendar, is to undergo a groundbreaking revamp that will see the men’s and women’s championships being played simultaneously in mid February 2020. The new-look SA Amateur Championship Week will be played at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club. This…

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KZN, Boland celebrate success in Plettenberg Bay

17 May 2019 – KwaZulu-Natal came up trumps in a humdinger final round clash against North West to lift the A-Section title in the 2019 SA Country Districts on Friday, while Boland finished at the top of the pile with an unbeaten week in the promotion battle at Plettenberg Bay Country Club. A-SECTION Just half…

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SA Country Districts heads to humdinger final

16 May 2019 – An epic clash for A-Division glory is on the cards in Friday’s final round between defending champions North West and log-leaders KwaZulu-Natal, while the B-Section battle for promotion in the 2019 SA Country Districts is also heading to a thrilling climax at Plettenberg Bay Country Club. A-SECTION It will be all to play for when…

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Double Delight for Browne in SA Disabled Open

15 May 2019 – Mike Browne slept on the lead for two nights and on Wednesday, the Englishman finished the job – winning the 21st Canon SA Disabled Golf Open in wire-to-wire style for a second successive year at Magalies Park. Browne opened the tournament with a two-under-par 70 to share the first round lead…

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North West keeps SA Countries title defence on track

14 May 2019 – North West kept their title defence on track in the SA Country Districts, but KwaZulu-Natal could pose a serious threat after a thundering second round win at Plettenberg Bay Country Club on Tuesday. Buoyed by an 8 – 4 win against Limpopo on day one, North West routed Northern Cape in…

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Southern Cape makes strong start in SA Countries promotion battle

14 May 2019 – Boland thundered into the lead at the SA Country Districts as Southern Cape swept to victory in their opening salvo in the promotion battle at Plettenberg Bay Country Club on Tuesday. Southern Cape gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about with an 8.5 – 3.5 win against Mpumalanga. The host…

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Brave Browne battles to extend Canon SA Open lead

14 May 2019 – Englishman Mike Browne stayed on track for a successful title defence in the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open after taking the sole lead at Magalies Park on Tuesday. Browne, who went wire-to-wire at the popular resort course last year, shared the overnight lead with Australian veteran Geoff Nicholas after an opening…

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KZN off to blistering start at SA Country Districts

13 May 2019 – Looking to repeat their winning performance at San Lameer Country Club in 2017, KwaZulu-Natal laid down a big marker on the opening day of the SA Country Districts, while North West defeated Limpopo at Plettenberg Bay Country Club. KwaZulu-Natal made an early statement against Free State, dominating the foursomes, and taking…

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