Kim scores seven under 66 at AACT

Kim Williams signed for seven under par 66 to take SA into a 20 stroke lead at the All Africa Challenge Trophy being played at Phakalane Golf Club in Botswana this week.

The three South African team members playing in the All Africa Challenge Trophy teed off at Phakalane Golf Estate in the last three groups in a seeded draw which meant that they could concentrate on their own game today – a huge improvement over yesterday’s random draw.

Starting out in perfect weather conditions, Kim Williams soon started raking in the birdies, and turned on an amazing 31 (five under par). On the back nine, a momentary drop in concentration resulted in a double drop on the par four 12th hole. She righted this with birdies on the 13th,16th, 17th and 18th, and signed for a seven under par 66 (31, 35). This is surely a course record, but the tournament organizers are waiting for confirmation. A delighted Kim said, “This is a personal best for me, and I’m really pleased that the hard work has finally paid off”.

21 year old Lejan Lewthwaite, showed her capabilities and turned three under par. She considered that her putting was still somewhat shaky today, but struck the ball really well and played confidently right to the end, when her final score of 70 (33, 37 – three under par) was needed for the second score to count for the South Africans.

Alana van Greuning continued her solid performance and turned level par. She had no luck with her birdie putts, but felt satisfied with the result as she considered that she was not striking the ball as well as she had on the previous day. WGSA President Cynthia Rayner commented: “When the non-counting score is level par, it bodes well for women’s golf in South Africa – I’m delighted with the girls’ performance today.”

South Africa leads the field by 20 shots (282), from Zambia in second position on 302, Tanzania third on 309, and Zimbabwe fourth on 311. Neighbours Namibia are tied sixth on 316.

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