GolfRSA duo delighted with Argentina experience

GolfRSA duo delighted with Argentina experience

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (11 November 2018) – GolfRSA National Squad duo Luca Filippi and Therion Nel returned to South Africa on Sunday after a positive two week stint in Argentina. The pair combined for a top five finish in the International Competition of the 47th Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup at Los Lagartos Country Club and…

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Fighting start from Filippi in Argentina

Fighting start from Filippi in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (8 November 2018) – He liked the look of the course in the practice round and predicted a good week and that’s just how Luca Filippi started the Argentine Amateur at Highlands Park Country Club in Buenos Aires on Thursday. South Africa’s number four ranked Filippi fired four birdies for opening three-under…

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SA pair raise expectations after fifth in Argentina

SA pair raise expectations after fifth in Argentina

PILAR, Argentina (5 November 2018) – GolfRSA National Squad pair Luca Filippi and Therion Nel want to up the ante in this week’s 59th Argentine Amateur Championship after placing fifth in the International Team Competition in the 47th Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup on Sunday. Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira and Martin Contini sealed Argentina’s third victory in…

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SA pair slip, Argentina takes control in Tailhade Cup

SA pair slip, Argentina takes control in Tailhade Cup

PILAR, Argentina (4 November 2018) – While South Africa’s Luca Filippi backpedalled on Saturday, Guillermo Estivill gave the local crowds plenty to cheer about as he continued to lead the 47th Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup at Los Lagartos Country Club. Estivill carded a third round 69 to finish on three-under 207 and he maintains a…

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SA pair upbeat ahead of moving day in Argentina

SA pair upbeat ahead of moving day in Argentina

PILAR, Argentina (3 November 2018) – Luca Filippi and Therion Nel are primed to make further inroads on moving day after both GolfRSA National Squad players improved their positions in tough conditions at the 47th Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup on Friday. Filippi from Milnerton birdied the final two holes to share the low round honours…

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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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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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