KZN Junior Michaela Fletcher wins Boland Ladies Junior Championship
Michaela Fletcher, who plays out of Maritzburg Golf Club and is ranked 3rd on the Junior Rankings, prevailed against strong local opposition to take the honours at the first Junior Championship of 2013. After round one, Michaela, who shot a one under par 71, was hard on the heels of local girl, Bianca Theron, who came in with a two under par 70. With calm, cool conditions on the first day at Kuils River, the girls faced very strong winds for their second round, but Michaela with a total 148 took the honours from runner up JiSun Kang from Atlantic Beach who came in on 149.
Carla Gorlei from Milnerton(150) and Bianca Theron from Devonvale (151) the Number 1 and 2 Junior Ranked players respectively, joined Michaela in the prizes. With the Western Province Junior Tournament being played on January 13th Michaela will be hunting her second victory. It is going to be very interesting to see who climbs to the top of the rankings for the start of the year.
The “B” Division was won by local Stellenbosch player, Cassidy Williams, followed by Crystal Beukes from Somerset West. Another Somerset West player Megan O’Grady won the “C” Division and Anna Choi from Mowbray won the “D” Division.
148 Michaela Fletcher (Maritzburg) 71, 77
149 JiSun Kang (Atlantic Beach) 73, 76
150 Carla Gorlei (Milnerton) 75, 75
151 Bianca Theron (Devonvale) 70, 81
152 Imkeleen Meyer (Port Elizabeth) 77, 75
153 Courtney Morris (Kloof) 75, 78
Pictured above: Michaela Fletcher