Kim to defend her SA Amateur ‘double’ in Rustenburg this week
2010 Sanlam SA Women’s ‘double’ champion, Kim Williams, will defend her stroke play and match play titles when she tees off at Rustenburg Golf Club on Sunday 10 April at 12.27pm.
Teeing off in the same group will be 2009 Match Play Champion, Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini and the 2010 losing finalist, Namibian Bonita Bredenhann.
The event has once again attracted all the top local players, with an increased number of juniors participating. The youngest players in the field are 10-year old Woo-Ju Son, playing off a 13 handicap and 11-year old Chiara Contomathios – 16 handicap. The handicaps continue the trend of being lower each year – reflecting the increasing strength of SA Woman Golfers.
South Africa has invited seven players who represented their countries at the recent All Africa Challenge Trophy played in Nigeria and who are expected to do well.
Kim will also be challenged by her peers – Bertine Strauss on her home course and back to playing at the highest level, fellow Gauteng North team member Henriette Frylinck, Alana van Greuning (Mpumalanga), Tiffany-Avern Taplin (KZN), North West’s Nicole Becker, Iliska Verwey (S Cape), 2009 stroke play champion Yvette du Plessis and the fast improving junior, Lara Weinstein from Gauteng. Another familiar name who had returned to tournament golf is former top-ranked junior Monique Smit, from Southern Cape.
With selection of the Protea team to represent South Africa at the Astor Trophy being announced after the championship, success in this event will be of paramount importance to all these players.
The Annual General Meeting of Women’s Golf South Africa will be held at Rustenburg after the first round on Sunday 10 April, and the stroke play championship concludes on Tuesday 12 April. Match play commences the following day with the 36-hole final on Friday 15 April.
Sanlam are sponsoring the event for the seventh year and have committed to a further two years. WGSA thanks this respected and powerful company- represented by Nandi Scorer and Gary van Loggerenberg – for its support of golf and particularly women’s golf over all these years.