Haickney to meet Higgo at SA Boys U-19 Match Play
He needed an extra hole to get the job done, but Reece Haickney dispatched Karabo Mokoena at the 19th hole to make the top 16 in the Nomads SA Boys U-19 Match Play Championship on Thursday.
The Randpark junior could be in for another tough tussle, though, as he faces Garrick Higgo from Boland at Bloemfontein Golf Club this afternoon.
Higgo staved off a slew of top foreign juniors to lift the Curro SA Juniors International title in early March and recently upstaged some of the country’s top ranked amateurs to win the ProShop Northern Amateur match play title at Randpark.
Stroke Play champion Deon Germishuys from Western Province continued his winning march to defeat Eric Nel 2-up, while runner-up Ross Sinclair from Gauteng North started his title defence with a convincing 3 & 1 victory over Free State’s Wilco Nienaber.
FIRST ROUND RESULTS
Deon Germishuys beat Eric Brett Nel 2-Up;
Otto van Buynder beat Franklin Manchest 2 & 1;
Reece Haikney beat Karabo Mokoena 19th hole;
Garrick Higgo beat Jayden Schaper 2 & 1;
Therion Nel beat Chris Woollam 3 & 2;
Bryce Leach beat Ethan Smith 3 & 2;
Luca Filippi beat Andre van Dyk 1-Up;
Dawid Opperman beat Emilio Pera 4 & 3;
Rosswell Sinclair beat Wilco Nienaber 3 & 1;
Slade Pickering beat Vaughn van Deventer 3 & 2;
Martin Vorster beat Christiaan Burke 1-Up;
Anuerin Gounden beat Dino Capazario 2-Up;
Christo Lamprecht beat Michael Pfeifer 2 & 1;
Eric Wowor beat Sentanio Minnie 3 & 1;
Gregory Mckay beat Kyle De Beer 4 & 2;
Luke Mayo beat Brandon Gildenhuys 1-Up;
Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the South African Golf Association.