SA Top Juniors compete at the KeNako World Juniors this week
Top-ranked SA Junior Lara Weinstein heads the South African contingent of 27 girls competing in the KeNako World Juniors this week at Kingswood Golf Estate in George from 6 to 8 March. Pictured here are Michaela Fletcher, Bianca Theron and Lara who played in the AM AM.
All SA’s top ranked players are included with the exception of Izel Pieters who is enjoying the hospitality of Ernie Els in the USA.
This prestigious 54-hole event is one of five tournaments in the World Junior Golf Series, the others being held in Germany, Poland, Iceland and the USA.
The World Junior is open to amateur golfers, both boys and girls, who were born in 1993 or later, are members of a golf club affiliated to a national golf federation recognized by the World Junior Golf Foundation and have a handicap of two or better for boys and five or better for girls.
An International Boys Team Competition and separate International Girls Team Competition is to be held simultaneously. A team consists of two players from the same country nominated by a national Federation (or an equivalent body). The winning teams will be presented with the Champion Team Trophy at the Gala Closing Banquet on Thursday evening.
The three girls teams representing South Africa are Lara Weinstein and Bianca Theron; Michaela Fletcher and Cara Gorlei; and Magda Krüger and Bianca Lohbauer.
Four of the SA Ranked girls, Carrie Park, Ji Sun Kang, Se Young Chun and Woo-Ju Son will make up the two Korean teams in the girls championship.
This will be the second time South Africa is hosting a WJGS event which is being organized by Tournament Director Erica Lefson and sponsored by the KeNako Academy.