SA win and Qualify for World Finals in Japan

The winning team from the left Luke Jerling (EP), Haydn Porteous (CG), Brandon Stone (GN), Teagan Gauche (GN) and coach Gavan LevensonThe South African junior team’s dominance in the African Junior Golf Challenge turned to victory today and in so doing qualified to play in the Toyota World Junior Golf Team Championship in Japan later this year.

The host nation team started today’s final round in the pound seats, well clear of second placed Namibia. This is how it remained for the duration of the final round. Recording the best team score of 217, one over par, made up of the three best final round scores, the South Africans moved further ahead eventually finishing twenty seven shots clear of Namibia. Their final team score was 867, three over par.

Four players made up each team. In all teams from ten African countries participated.

Glendower Golf Club, in Bedfordview near Johannesburg, again tested Africa’s best juniors to the full. Despite the beautiful weather experienced this morning the course was still playing long. Only one player managed to break par in the final round, that was Eastern Province’s Luke Jerling (71).

Scott Vincent (ZIM) winner of the individual competition receives his trophy for Alfred Dunn, President of the African Golf FederationThe best individual performance, after 72 holes of stroke play, was that of Zimbabwean Scott Vincent. A final round in regulation 72 enabled him to finish on a level par total of 288. He was one shot clear of Jerling.

The other South Africans finished in third, fourth and fifth place respectively, namely Haydn Porteous (75) on 290, Brandon Stone (73) on 293 and Teagan Gauche (73) on 295.

African Junior Golf Challenge

Glendower Golf Club (Par: 72; 72 holes: 288)

Final Results Leaders: Individual

288 – Scott Vincent (ZIM) (74,68,74,72)

289 – Luke Jerling (RSA) (76,73,69,71)

290 – Haydn Porteous (RSA) (74,72,69,75)

293 – Brandon Stone (RSA) (71,74,75,73)

295 – Teagan Gauche (RSA ) (75,73,74,73)

296 – Dwayne Moore (ZAM) (75,73,71,77)

African Junior Golf Challenge

Venue: Glendower Golf Club (Par: 216; 72 holes: 864)

Final Results

867 – South Africa (220,218,212,217)

894 – Namibia (230,216,224,224)

898 – Zimbabwe (224,228,223,223)

942 – Zambia (236,239,228,239)

968 – Kenya (244,243,235,246)

1019 – Egypt (251,257,265,246)

1054 – Côte D’Voire (284,262,261,264)

1058 – Swaziland (255,264,264,275)

1073 – Tanzania (275,271,263,264)

1084 – Botswana (276,270,271,267)

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