SA’s rising stars to line up in RAACT title defence
South Africa’s number two ranked Zethu Myeki will join reigning Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur champion Lumien Orton, Sarah Bouch and Vicki Traut in pursuing victory in the Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy (RAACT) in Lesotho alongside next month.
The South African quartet will pursue South Africa’s sixth consecutive title in this prestigious African amateur event against the host nation, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Namibia at Maseru Country Club from 5-7 April.
Myeki was a member of the victorious South African team that secured the country’s 12th victory in the All-Africa Challenge Trophy in Tunisia last year. The Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation player believes the 2017 RAACT team has the resourcefulness to extend South Africa’s proud record in this event, as well.
“Lumien made a spectacular return to amateur golf with her victory in the Sanlam SA Amateur, and she has kept up that form,” said the Border golfer. “Sarah had been rising through the ranks in the last year and she showed great form and resolve recently to win the amateur title at the Joburg Ladies Open on the Sunshine Ladies Tour.
“Vicki, who will captain the team, has years of competitive experience and I believe she will guide us to victory in Lesotho. I am very excited to have the chance to bring home another trophy. South Africa has such a proud history in the All Africa events and we will do our best to extend the record.”
The 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).
Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of GolfRSA, a SAGA and WGSA Not-For-Profit company.