Open Amateurs

Unsung hero Nel ready to face the future

6 August 2018 – The GolfRSA National Squad celebrated a noteworthy slice of success with the international achievements of Jovan Rebula, Wilco Nienaber, Christo Lamprecht, Martin Vorster and Deon Germishuys between May and July this year. These world beaters undoubtedly deserved the attention showered on them, but it’s time to shine the spotlight on Therion Nel,…
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Rebula likes SA odds at The Open

18 July 2018 – While his main aim will be to savour the experience, amateur Jovan Rebula fancies the chances of the South Africans at The Open starting at Carnoustie Golf Links on Thursday. The 20-year-old booked his ticket to The Open by winning the British Amateur at Royal Aberdeen last month. “It’s crazy how…
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NMU lays down marker USSA Golf Champs

10 July 2018 – Altin van der Merwe, Kyle de Beer and Jacques Smit propelled Nelson Mandela University A into the prime spot in the match play log for the 2018 University Sport South Africa (USSA) Golf Championship at Port Shepstone Country Club. NMU A and the University of Stellenbosch A posted matching totals of…
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NMMU, Maties make fast start at USSA Golf Champs

9 July 2018 – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and the University of Stellenbosch share the top spot in the University Sport South Africa (USSA) Golf Championship at Port Shepstone Country Club. Altin van der Merwe fired a four-under-par 68 in Monday’s first round of the 36-hole seeding qualifier to boost NNMU A to the top…
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GolfRSA Squad trio named for Eisenhower Trophy

28 June 2018 – GolfRSA National Squad members Jovan Rebula, Wilco Nienaber and Matt Saulez will represent South Africa in the Eisenhower Trophy at the 2018 World Amateur Team Championship in Maynooth, Ireland in September. In announcing the team today, South African Golf Association President Geoff Taylor said high expectations would follow the trio to…
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GolfRSA pays tribute to Ben van Zyl

27 June 2018 – GolfRSA sends its condolences to the friends and family of former South African Disabled Open champion Ben van Zyl. “We were deeply saddened to learn of Ben’s passing and our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends during this difficult time,” said GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn. “Ben’s achievements as a…
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Rebula seals GolfRSA double in The Amateur

23 June 2018 – Jovan Rebula became the first South African in more than half a century to break the curse of the Royals and win the 123rd Amateur Championship. Rebula sealed the double for GolfRSA when he defeated Irishman Robin Dawson in the 36-hole final at Royal Aberdeen on Saturday, just four days after…
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Rebula to face Irish Open champion in Amateur final

22 June 2018 – South Africa’s Jovan Rebula routed two Englishmen on Friday to set a date with reigning Flogas Irish Amateur champion Robin Dawson in the final of the 123rd Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen tomorrow. The 20-year-old George golfer is the sixth South African to reach the last round. Bobby Cole (1966), David…
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SA’s Rebula the last man standing at The Amateur

22 June 2018 – George golfer Jovan Rebula will be the lone South African starter in the quarter-finals of the 123rd Amateur Championship today after Wilco Nienaber and Luca Filippi were eliminated in round four. Rebula defeated fellow GolfRSA National Squad player Malcolm Mitchell 1-up in the third round to progress to the top 16…
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Joy and heartbreak for GolfRSA six in Scotland

21 June 2018 – There was jubilation in the GolfRSA National Squad camp after five of the six starters made the top 32 in the 123rd Amateur Championship on Wednesday, but the excitement was crushed as soon as the third round draw was published. South Africa’s reigning number one Wilco Nienaber continued his dominance when…
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