Gorlei, Moodley in early control at Nomads SA Girls
Western Province’s Cara Gorlei and Kajyuree Moodley are the early pacesetters after the first round of the prestigious Nomads SA Girls Championship.
Gorlei reversed the damage of three bogeys on the front nine at Orkney Golf Club with birdies at the 12th, 17th and 18th to take the A-Division lead on even-par 72.
The reigning Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl champion is two strokes clear of Province stable mate and defending champion, Ji Sun Kang, who rallied with back-to-back birdies at the closing holes to finish alone in second.
Recent Gauteng Championship winner Ivanna Samu from Gauteng carded an opening 75 to finish three off the pace in a tie for third with Courtenay James from KwaZulu-Natal, Free State golfer Chante de Lange and Frankie Bosman from North West.
Meanwhile the country’s top ranked junior, Carrie Park, reduced the damage of six bogeys with late birdies at the 15th and 16th for a 76. The Gauteng North player shares seventh with Boland’s Bianca Theron and 13-year-old Woo-Ju Son from Gauteng.
Moodley signed for a nine-over-par 81 to top the B-Division leaderboard for 10 – 18 handicaps.
The Gauteng golfer leads by two from Boland’s Nadia van der Westhuizen, while Mpumalanga’s Danel Bieldt and fellow Boland golfer Zilke Bal slipped into joint third on 84.
Western Province’s Mpho Bangiso took fifth on her own after carding a 15 over 87.
A-DIVISION – TOP 10
72 – Cara Gorlei
74 – Ji Sun Kang
75 – Ivanna Samu, Courtenay James, Chante de Lange, Frankie Bosman
76 – Carrie Park, Woo-Ju Son, Bianca Theron, Danielle du Toit
B-DIVISION – TOP 10
81 – Kaiyuree Moodley
83 – Nadia Van der Westhuizen
84 – Danel Bieldt, Zilke Bal
87 – Mpho Bangiso
88 – Aaliyah Abrahams, Jo-Lindie Richter, Danielle Bekker (ZIM), Elsune Roode, Noluthando Mdanda
Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of Womens Golf South Africa