Double Delight for Daisies in Nomads SA Under-13

Gauteng North led from start to finish to celebrated a successful title defence with an 18-shot victory in the 2019 Nomads SA Under-13 Championship at Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate; credit GolfRSA.

27 September 2019 – Defending champions Gauteng North led from start to finish at Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate to celebrate a  second uncontested victory in the Nomads SA Under-13 Championship while team member Dujuan Snyman won back-to-back in the Individual Competition.

Twelve months after the Daisies revelled in a 24-stroke triumph at Koro Creek Bushveld Golf, they proved equally untouchable as they marched to an 18-shot victory.

Gauteng North sounded a warning with an opening round of 361 and increased their 11 shot lead to 14 with a second round 374

In the final round, rookies Dian Kruger and Ross Campbell matched team-mate and individual competition leader Dujuan Snyman with rounds of one-over-par 73. Roelof Craig posted a two-over 74 and Ben van Wyk added 80 to for a final round 373 and a winning total of 1108.

“I am extremely proud of the team,” said delighted team manager Morne Engelbrecht. “It’s a very big stage for the youngsters and our first-timers showed huge heart.

“We had a nervy start in the final round with a couple of bogeys, but they settled down. It didn’t matter that we had quite a big lead. Every player made a contribution and they fought for every single shot out there as if our challengers were right on our heels.

Gauteng North junior Dujuan Snyman won the Individual Competition in the 2019 Nomads SA Under-13 Championship for a second successive year in wire-to-wire style at Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate; credit GolfRSA.

“We are incredibly proud of our anchor, Dujuan, who won the Individual Competition for a second year running, but this is a team event, and every other guy on the team did his part. Roelof, Ross and Dian all had their best rounds of the week on the last day.

“Our youngest player Ben had a terrible start, but he never stopped fighting and I’m so pleased that his score counted for team today. Zinan (Maimane) was disappointed with an 81 in the final round, but he put his hand up for the team on the first two days. We had a really fantastic title defence and it was complete a group effort.

“I want to applaud the staff, green staff and hotel staff on giving us a five-star experience this week and for making this a very memorable event for our rookies. Also, a heartfelt thank you to Nomads for putting on this incredible week for the future stars of South Africa to wet their feet in a proper national championship. Finally, thanks to tournament director David Younge and GolfRSA for a very well organised event.”

Snyman from Woodhill shot to the top spot of the leaderboard with a blistering seven-under-par 65 on day one. He kept his title defence on track with an even-par 72 in the second round and closed out a four-shot victory on six-under 216 with a final round 73.

Central Gauteng’s Grant Labuschagne (72 67 75) finished second and Marno Lange (73 71 71) from Ekurhuleni was third on one-under. Western Province junior Boston Franks (70 74 74) took fourth place on two-over and Dewan De Bruin (74 74 71) from Free State rounded out the top five on 219.

Team Result
1108 Gauteng North 361 374 373
1126 Western Province 372 377 377
1149 Central Gauteng 383 379 387
1162 North West 390 385 387
1171 Ekurhuleni 382 399 390
1179 Border 399 383 397
1186 Kwazulu Natal 394 401 391
1216 Southern Cape 411 398 407
1252 SA Kids 420 416 416
1253 Boland 432 410 411
1352 Mpumalanga 465 449 438

Individual Result – Top 20
210 Dujuan Snyman 65 72 73
214 Grant Labuschagne 72 67 75
215 Marno Lange 73 71 71
218 Boston Franks 70 74 74
219 Dewan De Bruin 74 74 71
220 Wihandre Kruger 68 76 76
222 Dian Kruger 75 74 73
223 Ryan Melville 76 75 72; Andries van der Vyver 75 74 74
224 Benjamin Weber 73 76 75
225 Ross Campbell 74 78 73
226 Bryan Newman 77 73 76; Min Jun Heo 73 79 74; Zinan Maimane 73 72 81
227 Johndre Ludick 79 75 73; Roelof Craig 74 79 74
228 Callum Lingley 75 78 75
229 Pieter Hendriks 81 73 75; Jaydon van Breda 68 81 80
230 Tristan Aiden Boise 77 75 78

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of GolfRSA.