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Rebula leads SA charge at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, North Carolina (13 August 2019) – GolfRSA National Squad member Jovan Rebula was one of only 27 players who broke par in Monday’s opening round of the 119th U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. The Auburn University senior made a great recovery after a stumbling start to post a one-under-par 69…

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De Beer drives to new heights

7 August 2019 – The sun has risen dramatically over Kyle de Beer’s golf career in the last 12 months and his emergent dominance was punctuated by a seven-shot stroke victory in the Border Stroke Play in July that shot the Port Elizabeth golfer to fourth in the GolfRSA Open Amateur Rankings. A little digging into…

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Mistry and Telfer take on Royal County Down

NEWCASTLE, Ireland (11 June 2019) – Gauteng duo Kajal Mistry and Kaleigh Telfer will tee it up in the Women’s Amateur Championship in Northern Ireland today. The GolfRSA Elite Squad pair will face still competition at Royal County Down in one of the strongest fields ever assembled in the 116-year history of the premier women’s…

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De Beer drives to top five in Brabazon Trophy

LEEDS, England (2 June 2019) – Eastern Province golfer Kyle de Beer sealed a top five finish in the Brabazon Trophy, while GolfRSA National Squad member Wilco Nienaber closed out a top 30 finish in the English Men’s Open Amateur Championship on Sunday. After earlier rounds of 75 and 71, De Beer surged into the…

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Filippi flying at Brabazon Trophy

LEEDS, England (1 June 2019) – Luca Filippi made huge strides on moving day in the English Men’s Open Amateur Championship to join the chase for the Brabazon Trophy with one round left at the Alwoodley Golf Club. The GolfRSA National Squad member fired a five-under-par 66 to surge upwards and finish seventh on his own on…

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Double SA Amateur delight for Mistry

3 May 2019 – Kajal Mistry produced the prize-winning shots when it mattered most to claim a historic South African amateur women’s ‘double crown’ at Woodhill Residential Estate and Country Club on Friday. It took a bit more work than she anticipated, but a mere three days after she won the SA Women’s Stroke Play…

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Sweet Seventh for South Africa in Eswatini

4 April 2019 – Zethu Myeki, Sarah Bouch and Larissa du Preez dovetailed brilliantly over 54 holes to capture South Africa’s seventh successive Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy victory with a wire-to-wire performance in Eswatini. GolfRSA Elite Squad members Myeki and Bouch combined for an eight-over 150 in Thursday’s final round at the Nkonyeni Lodge and…

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Telfer makes dream start in Augusta Amateur

AUGUSTA, Georgia (3 April 2019) – South Africa’s Kaleigh Telfer mixed it up with the world’s top ranked amateur and the 2018 SCFA Women’s Amateur Championship runner-up in a dream start at the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur on Wednesday. The GolfRSA Elite Squad member fired four birdies in an opening round of three-under-par 69…

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Decisive start for Team RSA in Eswatini

2 March 2019 – Team South Africa made a strong start in their title defence at the Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy (RAACT) at the Nkonyeni Lodge and Golf Estate in Eswatini on Tuesday. New cap Larissa du Preez and Sarah Bouch, a member of the victorious 2017 team, combined for a first round total of…

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Mistry impresses Xasa at Investec SA Women’s Open

14 March 2019 – South Africa’s Minister of Sport and Recreation Tokozile Xasa put in a surprise appearance on day one of the Investec South African Women’s Open, and hit the ceremonial tee shot to officially open the R2-million event at Westlake Golf Club on Thursday. This year is the second successive year that the…

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Filippi lifts Proudfoot Trophy in SA Amateur

18 February 2019 – Luca Filippi issued a stern warning to his contemporaries with a perfectly struck 5-iron at the final hole and two-putts for victory in the 36-hole qualifier of the South African Amateur Championship on Monday. The overnight leader fired a one-under-par 71 at King David Mowbray Golf Club to lift the prestigious…

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Rebula marches to Freddie Tait Cup glory in SA Open

JOHANNESBURG, 9 December 2018 – Reigning Amateur champion Jovan Rebula joined an extraordinary league of gentlemen when he claimed the coveted Freddie Tait Cup in the 2019 South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Joburg. The 21-year-old George golfer carried a two-shot overnight lead into the final round and sealed the low amateur…

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SA duo make modest start in Argentina

SA duo make modest start in Argentina

PILAR, Argentina (2 November 2018) – South African pair Luca Filippi and Therion Nel were admittedly disappointed with a modest start in the 47th Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup in Argentina on Thursday. Both GolfRSA National Squad players opened with rounds of five-over-par 75 that left them around the midway mark on the first round leaderboard…

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Filippi and Nel primed for Argentine challenge

Filippi and Nel primed for Argentine challenge

18 October 2018 – GolfRSA National Squad members Luca Filippi and Therion Nel hope to stake another winning performance for South Africa in two top international events in Argentina in November. Nel from Free State and Filippi from Western Province will travel to Buenos Aires on 29 October and spend two days preparing to extend…

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Filippi comes full circle in Southern Cape

Filippi comes full circle in Southern Cape

21 August 2018 – Luca Filippi is finally having the kind of season he knew he was capable of and victory at Plettenberg Bay Country Club on Sunday validated his simple, but effective objective for 2018. “I had some great highlights, but last year still felt like a let-down in terms of the rankings. I…

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Fearless Filippi soars to victory in Southern Cape

Fearless Filippi soars to victory in Southern Cape

19 August 2018 – Luca Filippi from Western Province fired a final round three-under-par 69 on Sunday to win the Southern Cape Open, supported by the Western Province Department of Sport, at Plettenberg Bay Country Club. The GolfRSA National Squad Player beat fellow Western Province golfer Ayden Senger by four strokes to win with a…

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Unsung hero Nel ready to face the future

6 August 2018 – The GolfRSA National Squad celebrated a noteworthy slice of success with the international achievements of Jovan Rebula, Wilco Nienaber, Christo Lamprecht, Martin Vorster and Deon Germishuys between May and July this year. These world beaters undoubtedly deserved the attention showered on them, but it’s time to shine the spotlight on Therion Nel,…

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Rebula likes SA odds at The Open

18 July 2018 – While his main aim will be to savour the experience, amateur Jovan Rebula fancies the chances of the South Africans at The Open starting at Carnoustie Golf Links on Thursday. The 20-year-old booked his ticket to The Open by winning the British Amateur at Royal Aberdeen last month. “It’s crazy how…

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Gopal and Germishuys impressive at Pinehurst

4 July 2018 – South African juniors Deon Germishuys and Nikhil came through their baptism of fire at Pinehurst Number 2 with flying colours to retain spots in the top 10 at the Junior North and South Championship in North Carolina on Tuesday. “It was another very hot and humid day in North Carolina,” said…

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Rebula seals GolfRSA double in The Amateur

23 June 2018 – Jovan Rebula became the first South African in more than half a century to break the curse of the Royals and win the 123rd Amateur Championship. Rebula sealed the double for GolfRSA when he defeated Irishman Robin Dawson in the 36-hole final at Royal Aberdeen on Saturday, just four days after…

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