Fifteen-year old wins first Provincial title

WP Vice-President Deborah Martin reports

Fifteen-year-old Se Young Chun 75-75 (150) lifted the champion’s trophy when she outplayed the field at the Western Province Championships played at Royal Cape Golf Club. This is Chun’s first provincial title.

Lying one shot behind the first round leader, Alana van Greuning 72-79 (151), Chun shot a one-over-par 75, together with her first round 75 to take the title by one stroke.

Chun who started her final round on the 10th tee was 2-under-par for her round after nine holes. Alana had shaky start to her round dropping five shots in seven holes and there was always the likelihood that there would be a play-off to decided the winner.

Chun, who began her final round an hour before van Greuning, had an agonising time waiting for her to complete her round.

With the scores level after 17 holes, Alana could not get up and down from the greenside bunker on the par 4, 18th and had to settle for a bogey five and gave Chun the championship.

Bonita Bredenhann, 79-72 (152) carded the second lowest round of the tournament, level par 74. In the final round she turned one-under-par after nine holes, and fired three birdies in a row to put herself into contention for the lead. A drop shot at the par 5, 16th and a par putt that horseshoed out the hole on the 18th meant a third position, one shot behind Van Greuning.

Paarl’s Bianca Lohbauer 78-76 (154) was fourth with Milnerton’s Ji Sun Kang 76-79 (155) in fifth position.

Lara Weinstein, SA’s top junior was disappointed with her scores 84-83 (167). Renowned for fighting back, it was perhaps one tournament too many for her and she was not able to improve on her morning round and finished tied 23rd.

In the Executive trophy, handicaps 10-18, it was second time around for Alison vans Agnew. After a disappointing first round 92, Alison signed for a final round 81 to lift the title.

Mowbray’s Hayley Davis was runner-up 90-88 (178), one shot ahead of Steenberg’s Bianca Rivollier.

First round leader, Bilqees Adhikarie 88-91 (179) was unable to hold onto her four shot lead from Hayley Davis and Jane Wollastan and carded a 91 to finish in fourth position.

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