Nobuhle does it again
Horizontal rain and strong winds greeted the players at the 36-hole Eastern Cape Stroke Play Championships, but this did not seem to bother the two visiting Gauteng North players, with Nobuhle Dlamini shooting a one-under par 72 and Magda Kruger a solid par 73. Carrie Park and Monja Richards both followed closely on 75.
In the afternoon, Bianca Theron found her form and shot a level par 73 in spite of the windy conditions. Carrie only managed a 77 and Nobuhle and Monja carded 78’s. Nobuhle’s morning subpar round was enough to ensure that she retained her title.
Tuesday’s weather was more favourable for the start of the Match Play Championship. Maggie du Toit clinched her match on the 27th hole against Nicole Fourie, and in the afternoon, lost to Nobuhle on the 17th hole.
In the Semi Finals, Nobuhle had an easy win against Crystal Cooper 5/4 whilst Ji Sun Kang had to go down the 19th to beat Chevonne Botha. Nobuhle played flawless golf in the final match with three birdies on the front nine leaving Ji Sung a big hill to climb. The match finished on the 13th hole, and Nobuhle remains the double champion for the second year in succession.
Justine Botten “B” division and Cathy Bezuidenhout “C” division, both won the stroke and match play trophies in their respective divisions.
150 – Nobuhle Dlamini (Centurion) 72, 78
152 – Carrie Park (Centurion) 75, 77
153 – Monja Richards (Nelspruit) 75, 78
153 – Bianca Theron (Devonvale) 80, 73
154 – Michaela Fletcher (Maritzburg) 77, 77
Pictured above: Nobuhle Dlamini