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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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GolfRSA Squad trio named for Eisenhower Trophy

28 June 2018 – GolfRSA National Squad members Jovan Rebula, Wilco Nienaber and Matt Saulez will represent South Africa in the Eisenhower Trophy at the 2018 World Amateur Team Championship in Maynooth, Ireland in September. In announcing the team today, South African Golf Association President Geoff Taylor said high expectations would follow the trio to…

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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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Rebula to face Irish Open champion in Amateur final

22 June 2018 – South Africa’s Jovan Rebula routed two Englishmen on Friday to set a date with reigning Flogas Irish Amateur champion Robin Dawson in the final of the 123rd Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen tomorrow. The 20-year-old George golfer is the sixth South African to reach the last round. Bobby Cole (1966), David…

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SA’s Rebula the last man standing at The Amateur

22 June 2018 – George golfer Jovan Rebula will be the lone South African starter in the quarter-finals of the 123rd Amateur Championship today after Wilco Nienaber and Luca Filippi were eliminated in round four. Rebula defeated fellow GolfRSA National Squad player Malcolm Mitchell 1-up in the third round to progress to the top 16…

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Joy and heartbreak for GolfRSA six in Scotland

21 June 2018 – There was jubilation in the GolfRSA National Squad camp after five of the six starters made the top 32 in the 123rd Amateur Championship on Wednesday, but the excitement was crushed as soon as the third round draw was published. South Africa’s reigning number one Wilco Nienaber continued his dominance when…

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Nienaber medals as SA fields strong challenge in Scotland

20 June 2018 – Bobby Cole is the one and only South African winner in the 123-year history of the Amateur Championship, but South Africa’s leading amateur Wilco Nienaber wrote his own bit of history when he won the stroke play qualifier in Scotland on Tuesday. The 18-year-old GolfRSA National Squad player became the first…

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SA’s Nienaber leads The Amateur in Scotland

18 June 2018 – South Africa’s top ranked amateur Wilco Nienaber was in ascendancy again as the highly anticipated 123rd Amateur Championship got underway at Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Links on Monday. A total of 288 amateurs from 38 countries started the first round of the stroke play qualifier in the East of Scotland and…

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GolfRSA Squad reboots for Amateur Championship

11 June 2018 – Trouble at the notorious Road Hole for Christo Lamprecht and Therion Nel. Five bogeys for Matt Saulez. Back-to-back double bogeys to start and two bogeys to finish for Luca Filippi. You would imagine the quartet would have plenty to lament after they wrapped up the St Andrews Links Trophy in Scotland…

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Lamprecht back in pursuit in Links Trophy

10 June 2018 – Barely a week after he went wire-to-wire in Ireland to become the youngest champion and first foreign winner of the East of Ireland Amateur Open, Christo Lamprecht is in pursuit of another prestigious European title in Scotland. Englishman Laird Shepherd shot 65 on Saturday to lead the field in the St…

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Filippi sets SA pace at St Andrews

9 June 2018 – Just a few days after he joined the GolfRSA National Squad on the annual UK Tour, Western Province amateur Luca Filippi fired himself into early contention at the St Andrews Links Trophy in Scotland. With next to no rain in the area for nearly two months, the New Course at St…

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Lamprecht claims historic Irish victory

4 June 2018 – It is rare to see a young golfer capitalise on good shots, but also rebound after poor play. That is why golf pundits should keep an eye on South African Christo Lamprecht in the future. The 17-year-old George golfer demonstrated maturity beyond his years to become the youngest-ever winner of the…

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Lamprecht leaps into lead in Ireland

4 June 2018 – South Africa’s youngest ever Sanlam SA Amateur champion Christo Lamprecht is causing quite a stir in County Louth after maintaining the lead in the East of Ireland Amateur Open on Sunday. Lamprecht was put through the wringer during his introduction to links golf in the Flogas Irish Amateur Open, but the…

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Poppleton pips Nienaber for Brabazon glory

4 June 2018 – Nick Poppleton denied South Africa a second successive victory in the Brabazon Trophy when he chipped in at the second extra hole to beat GolfRSA National Squad player Wilco Nienaber in a sudden-death play-off on Sunday. Nienaber opened with a five-under 65 at Frilford Heath Golf Club to lie one off…

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GolfRSA seven fixed to shine in UK

 31 May 2018 – Seven members of the GolfRSA National Squad will be in action in two highly-rated golf championships in Britain this weekend. Wilco Nienaber, Matt Saulez and Malcolm Mitchell joined a world-class field in the first round of the Brabazon Trophy today, while Christo Lamprecht, Therion Nel, Clayton Mansfield and Jayden Schaper will…

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KZN duo clinch Irish Amateur top 10s

21 May 2018 – Chris Woollam and Matt Saulez closed out top 10 finishes at Royal County Down Golf Club as Ireland’s Robin Dawson completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Flogas Irish Amateur Open on Sunday. Tramore’s Dawson survived some back nine drama in a final round 77 to close out the biggest victory of…

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Final push for SA crew in Irish Amateur

20 May 2018 – Former South African Stroke Play runner-up Robin Dawson from Ireland remained on course for a wire-to-wire victory in the Flogas Irish Amateur Open, with South African trio Chris Woollam, Jayden Schaper and Matt Saulez in good shape heading into today’s final round at Royal County Down Golf Club. Dawson moved to…

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SA trio in touch at Royal County Down

19 May 2018 – Southern Cape junior Christo Lamprecht made the most of an early start at Royal County Down Golf Club to vault into contention in Friday’s second round at the Flogas Irish Amateur Open in Newcastle, Ireland. KwaZulu-Natal pair Matt Saulez and Chris Woollam continued to lead the nine-strong South African challenge in…

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