Mareli and Gina to represent TUKS at Ingolstadt
The Student Matchplay tournament is to be played from 18-21 June in Ingolstadt, Germany. Gina Switala and Mareli Joubert will be representing TUKS with two other men students making up the team. There is a qualification round on 19 June over 18 holes when the best three aggregate scores will count to determine positions for matchplay.
Mareli reports: “On the 20th we will play 36 holes match play – round one is singles and round two is foursomes. The foursomes will be interesting because we will have the advantage of playing off the ladies tees- some of the participating universities don’t have any ladies in their team! This is the second year that TUKS is sending a team, but Gina and I are the first ladies to represent the university abroad. There are approximately 25 universities from all over the world that will be playing.”
The tournament website is www.students-matchplay.com – this gives a better understanding of what the event is about, including the whole program, history etc.
She continues “On the program there is a short game competition scheduled which also includes ‘trick & dirt’ – we’ll have to report back what exactly that is ’cause I don’t have a clue!! The recommended dress code for the Friday evening is traditional costume (Bavarian Lederhosen, Dirndl, Scottish kilt etc.) – so it means we’ll have to appear in springbok velletjies met koedoe horings and little drums with spiese…hehe, imagine – customs will love us!!”
The team leaves on the 14th June, flying to Frankfurt via Dubai where they will spend commences.