Open Amateurs

Slatter sets sizzling pace at SA Stroke Play

6 February 2018 – A superb eight-under-par 64 helped Keaton Slatter to surge past the tournament favourites into the top spot in the first round of the South African Stroke Play Championship on Tuesday. On a low scoring day at Pecanwood Golf and Country Estate, 57 players in the 144-strong field broke par but no-one…
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SA players set for foreign invasion at Pecanwood

5 February 2018 – South Africa’s top amateurs are eager to chase down the silverware in this week’s South African Stroke Play Championship, but the local stars will have a wave of international players to contend with at Pecanwood Golf Estate. The 72-hole championship tees off on Tuesday and the field of 144 features no…
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Pure magic from McClatchie

28 January 2018 – Ekurhuleni amateur Kyle McClatchie showcased his future potential with a runaway seven-shot victory on the Big Easy Tour last year. Just two weeks ago, the 20-year-old rising star closed out a top 12 finish in the BMW SA Open at Glendower Golf Club, but if anyone still had their doubts, the…
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Nienaber keeps cool to claim Free State Open crown

22 January 2018 – Wilco Nienaber holed two massive putts at the 18th – one in regulation play and one on the third play-off hole – to secure a dramatic victory in the Free State Open on Sunday. The Free State junior evoked the steely winning resolve that saw him collect 11 trophies in 2017…
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McClatchie marches to Freddie Tait Cup glory in BMW SA Open

14 January 2018 – The large crowd ringside at the 18th at Glendower Golf Club cheered on popular Kyle McClatchie as he holed his final putt to capture the crown jewel of amateur golf – the Freddie Tait Cup – as the leading amateur in the BMW SA Open, proudly hosted by the City of…
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McClatchie motors into BMW SA Open top 10

13 January 2018 – Ekurhuleni amateur Kyle McClatchie drew ‘major’ inspiration from his childhood hero Charl Schwartzel to break into the top 10 in the third round of the BMW SA Open, proudly sponsored by City of Ekurhuleni, on Saturday. The Serengeti golfer showed maturity beyond his 20 years as he navigated the demanding par-72…
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Amateur trio set to give chase at BMW SA Open

In December 2009, two-time European Tour champion Dylan Frittelli edged out JG Claassen and Ryan Dreyer for the Freddie Tait Trophy as the leading amateur at Pearl Valley. That marked the last time that three amateurs made the cut in the SA Open. On Friday, three of the GolfRSA National Squad’s most promising talents broke…
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Mansfield motors into Indian Amateur match play

6 December 2017 – KwaZulu-Natal’s Clayton Mansfield booked his berth in the match play stage of the IGU Yes Bank 117th Amateur Golf Championship of India with a top 10 finish in the 36-hole stroke play qualifier on Wednesday. The 22-year-old from Durban Country Club followed an opening even-par 72 with a final round 73…
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Amateurs primed for Joburg Open

6 December 2017 – South Africa’s top ranked amateur Kyle McClatchie hopes to pour every drop of experience gained in 2017 season into a successful Joburg Open campaign. South Africa’s first golf Olympian and world number 128 will lead a four-man amateur challenge into battle in the first event co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, European…
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SA duo makes solid start in India

5 December 2017 – Malcolm Mitchell and Clayton Mansfield made a fabulous start in the IGU Yes Bank 117th Amateur Golf Championship of India on Tuesday. The KwaZulu-Natal pair both carded rounds of even-par 72 in the first round of the 36-hole stroke play qualifier at the Karnataka Golf Association course Bangalore. Mitchell and Mansfield…
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