Ferreira Moves into Top 50 on World Rankings

Nineteen year old Derik Ferreira moved up seventeen places to 43, according to the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) for week 6, the only South African in the top 50.

The 19 year old Gauteng North amateur golfer has played consistently in four counting tournaments over the last three weeks. His best two finishes have been 9th in the South African Amateur Stroke Play Championships and 4th in the Gauteng North Open.

He is followed by Adrian Ford, a member of the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation who plays his golf out of Durbanville Golf Club in the Western Province. The sturdy 20 year old amateur is currently ranked 63 on the WAGR. His best performance this year has been a 2nd in the Kwazulu Natal Amateur which was played at Selborne Country Club at the end of January this year.

The biggest mover amongst the South Africans on the latest WAGR is current South African Amateur Stroke Play Champion, 22 year old Jacques Blaauw. The Bolander moves up 279 places to 197.

The top ten ranked South Africans on WAGR for week 6 are:
Pos, Name (Club Province), Average Points
1 Ricky Fowler (USA) 1175;
2 Daniel Willett (ENG) 1093.02;
43 Derik Ferreira (Centurion C.C. Gauteng North) 817.14;
63 Adrian Ford (Durbanville G.C. Western Province) 779.07;
68 Dean O’Riley (Benoni Lake G.C. Ekhurhuleni) 769.77;
87 Justin Harding (Somerset West G.C. Boland) 748.84;
92 Johan du Buisson (Kuils River G.C. Boland) 742.22;
106 Dylan Fritelli (Irene C.C. Gauteng North) 724.32;
108 Stephen Swanepoel (Strand G.C. Western Province) 721.88;
140 Ryan Clarke (Royal JHB & Kensington Central Guateng) 687.50;
173 Matthew Carvell (Kyalami C.C. Central Gauteng) 650.00;
178 Jake Redman (Knysna G.C. Southern Cape) 646.67.

For further information please contact:
Neale Kunhardt (SAGA President) Cell: 082 374 3456
Bruce Younge (SAGA Executive Director) Cell: 082 374 3455

Press release is written and distributed by Nic Lanham
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