SA throws down the gauntlet at RAACT

Top juniors Magda Kruger and Bianca Theron put South Africa in command at the Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy (RAACT) with blistering performances in Tuesday’s first round at Centurion Country Club.

Kruger blitzed her home course with a flawless seven-under-par 65, while Theron from Devonvale Golf Estate responded with an equally impressive 66 to combine for an opening total of 13-under-par 131. The two remaining South Africans, Lara Weinstein and Sylvia Masango, carded non-counting rounds of 71 and 76 respectively.

The defending champions lead Swaziland by 22 strokes and third-placed Namibia by 30 strokes.

In addition to the three leading teams, the prestigious biennial team competition has also drawn entries from Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Botswana.

South Africa won the inaugural event at the Phakalane Golf Estate in Botswana in 2007, and also lifted the title at the Nkonyeni Course in Swaziland in 2009 and Royal Harare in Zimbabwe in 2011.

Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy events are held biennially in West Africa, Southern Africa, North Africa and East/Central Africa and are financially supported by the Royal and Ancient of St Andrews (R&A).


131 South Africa

153 Swaziland

161 Namibia

165 Zimbabwe

213 Botswana

259 Lesotho

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