14 teams went into battle for the inaugural Cape of Good Hope Wine Series title at Leopard Creek.

Dudley Annenburg, a 21-handicapper from Steenberg Golf Club in Cape Town, held his nerve on the daunting 18th hole at Leopard Creek Golf Club to lead his team to the inaugural Cape of Good Hope Wine Series title.

Annenburg and his Betterball partner Michael da Silva (2) started the final day a single point behind leaders Jooste Senekal (7) and Francois Potgieter (13) from Bellville Golf Club.

The two teams were neck and neck by the time they reached the par-five finishing hole. The iconic 18th at Leopard Creek, with its tricky island green, has dashed many dreams and it added a few more casualties when Da Silva, Senekal and Potgieter’s balls all found a watery grave. Annenburg’s ball ran through the green but stayed dry and the Steenberg man safely secured his bogey for 2 points and the championship title.

The prize is one that most golf fans could only dream of – an invitation to return to Leopard Creek in November to play in The Pro-Am of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

A total of 14 pairs from across the country, with Handicap Indexes ranging from +1.1 to 22.1, contested the National Final of the Cape of Good Hope Wines Series, having qualified via their club event and a Regional Final.

 

Cape of Good Hope Wine Series National Final
17th – 19th September 2019 – Leopard Creek
Results
Club PLAYER 1 HCap (75%) PLAYER 2 HCap (75%) Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Total Pos.
Steenberg GC Mike da Silva 2 (2) Dudley Annenberg 21 (16) 38 39 77 1
Bellville GC Jooste Senekal 7 (5) Francois Potgieter 13 (10) 39 37 76 2
Selborne Park John Ridl 10 (8) Michelle vd Merwe 17 (13) 37 38 75 3
Rondebosch Wayne Melle 0 (0) Doug McFadyen 5 (4) 33 41 74 4
Rondebosch Bryan Leach 6 (5) Steve Smith 11 (8) 36 38 74 4
Glendower GC Kevin Mortimer 10 (8) Miguel Simoes 10 (8) 33 40 73 6
Ladysmith CC Gary McMaster 24 (18) Luke Gibbons 29 (22) 34 39 73 6
Wingate Park John Lubbe 12 (9) Gerrie Nel 15 (11) 38 34 72 8
Victoria CC Shabeer Essa 11 (8) Abdool Essa 16 (12) 38 34 72 8
Wingate Park Tyron Taylor 1 (1) Jan Carel Nel 7 (5) 37 32 69 10
Durban CC Ash Ramkissoon 5 (4) Monty Botha 13 (10) 34 34 68 11
San Lameer Frans Klopper 14 (11) Peter Middlewick 18 (14) 32 35 67 12
CCJ Pat Cooke 10 (8) Kit Manley 19 (14) 34 32 66 13
Houghton GC Sandy Koor 6 (5) Graham Josset 8 (6) 30 34 64 14