Lawrence joins the greats as Investec SA Open champion

4 December 2022 – It had everything the final round of the 112th Investec South African Open deserved. And it took everything from Thriston Lawrence to do what the greats of South African golf have done before him and add his name to one of the most sought-after trophies in the game. With a drama-filled…

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History-maker Maas lifts Freddie Tait Cup at Blair Atholl

4 December 2022 – While former double SA Amateur Thriston Lawrence celebrated a wire-to-wire victory in the 112th Investec South African Open Championship, Christiaan Maas made his own bit of history when he joined an elite group of three as the leading amateur at Blair Atholl on Sunday. The 19-year-old Pretoria golfer emulated Neville Sundelson…

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Premlall primed for Freddie Tait Cup chase at Blair Atholl

3 December 2022 – South Africa’s No-1 ranked Yurav Premlal placed himself within reach of a successful title-defence of the Freddie Tait Cup in the Investec South African Open after a third round 71 got him within reach of leading amateur Christiaan Maas on Saturday. But the 19-year-old Junior Presidents Cup player will have his…

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Masterful Maas aims for double Investec SA Open glory

2 December 2022 – Christiaan Maas laid down a serious marker for success on Friday to join the extraordinary league of amateur gentlemen who have won both the coveted Freddie Tait Cup and the world’s second oldest national Open, the Investec South African Open Championship. The 19-year-old Pretoria golfer backed up an opening round of…

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Former SA Amateur champs toe-to-toe at Investec SA Open

2 December 2022 – Kyle de Beer closed with an eagle while Christiaan Maas found one on the first hole of the opening round of the 112th Investec South African Open where their respective scores of 69 left the two leading amateurs in a 13-man tie of the 25th spot at Blair Atholl Golf and…

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Potgieter eager to get going in debut Investec SA Open

30 November 2022 – Having had a taste of The Open Championship thanks to his triumph in The Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes in June, GolfRSA National Squad member Aldrich Potgieter will be hunting more prestigious silverware in the 112th Investec SA Open this week. The 18-year-old’s debut in the Sunshine Tour…

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Amateur line-up announced for 2022 Investec SA Open

16 October 2022 – South Africa’s top-five ranked amateurs on the GolfRSA Open Amateur Ranking will tee it up alongside their professional counterparts in the Investec South African Open Championship at Blair Atholl Golf Estate from 1-4 December 2022. “Led by reigning South African Amateur champion and our new No 1 Kyle de Beer, the…

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Investec secures the title sponsorship to both SA Opens

16 May 2022 – Investec is proud to confirm the title sponsorship of The SA Open Championship, one of the DP World Tour co-sanctioned tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and the second oldest national Open in golf after The Open Championship. First played in 1903, the four-day, globally televised championship will celebrate a field of…

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Premlall prevails to lift the Freddie Tait Cup

Golf RSA | Premlall prevails to lift the Freddie Tait Cup

6 December 2021 – Yurav Premlall dreamt of winning the Freddie Tait Cup long before he made South African Open Championship history, and on Sunday 5 December at Sun City, the GolfRSA National Squad member achieved his goal. In 2018, the Glendower amateur made international headlines when – at the age of 15 years and…

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SA Open Delight for Daniel

Golf RSA | SA Open Delight for Daniel | Daniel Van Tonder

5 December 2021 – He spends a lot of time appearing emotionless, but Daniel van Tonder pumped his fist in delight on Sunday as he sank a 25-footer for birdie on the final hole of the South African Open Championship to snatch a one-stroke victory. With Oliver Bekker chipping in three times in the final…

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Fantastic Five set for SA Open

Golf RSA | Fantastic Five set for SA Open

5 November 2021 – South Africa’s top-five ranked amateur golfers have been extended an invitation to play in the South African Open Championship at the Gary Player Country Club from 2-5 December, an event co-sanctioned by the European and Sunshine Tours. The quintet, headed by reigning SA Amateur champion and current SA No 1 Christiaan…

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Maas eager to make amends as SA Open returns to Sun City

Golf RSA | Maas eager to make amends as SA Open returns to Sun City

17 September 2021 – Reigning South African Amateur champion Christiaan Maas will tee it up as one of a group of talented amateurs in this year’s South African Open Championship at Gary Player Country Club in Sun City from 2-5 December. Closer to the tournament, GolfRSA will select four other amateurs, based on ranking, to…

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Bezuidenhout & Jarvis bank big wins in 2020 SA Open

Golf RSA | Bezuidenhout & Jarvis bank big wins in 2020 SA Open

6 December 2020 – Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Casey Jarvis scored a clean sweep for Ekurhuleni in the South African Open Championship on Sunday when Bezuidenhout added his name to the greats of South African golf with a five-shot victory  and Jarvis lifted the Freddie Tait Cup as the leading amateur at the Gary Player Country…

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SA Open Fast Facts – Most Prolific Champions

Golf RSA | SA Open Fast Facts - Most Prolific Champions

December 2020 – The South African Open is one of the oldest golf championships, dating to 1903. Not surprisingly, Grand Slam champion Gary Player has the most victories, with Bobby Locke – the youngest champion at age 17 – second with nine. Gary Player: 1956, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981…

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SA Open Memories – Levenson’s Longevity

Golf RSA | SA Open Memories - Levenson's Longevity

December 2020 – “The thrill of lifting the national title was immense. Once your name is on that trophy, among those of some of the greatest players in the world, the thrill never goes away.” – Gavan Levenson, the champion in 1985 at Royal Durban Country Club. Two-time European Tour champion Gavan Levenson made it 40…

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SA Open Memories – Johnstone’s Double Glory

Golf RSA | SA Open Memories - Johnstone's Double Glory

December 2020 – “Ernie and I were neck-and-neck all through the final round and it was one of the best rounds of match play I can remember playing. Even if the records say I won by seven shots, it never felt like that.” – Tony Johnstone, 1993 at Durban Country Club. A young, freckled-faced Tony Johnstone…

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SA Open Memories – Hayes’ Revenge

Golf RSA | SA Open Memories - Hayes' Revenge

December 2020 – “I was absolutely seething that they wouldn’t give me a free drop and Brian Henning told me the best way to show them, was to go out there and win it. And so I did.” – Dale Hayes, 1976 winner at Houghton Golf Club. In 1953, Dale Hayes watched his father Otway lose…

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SA Open Memories – Allan makes it a Henning Treble

Golf RSA | SA Open Memories - Allan makes it a Henning Treble

December 2020 – “It took me until the next SA Open to see my name on the trophy and finally believe that I’d done it. That’s the measure of the prestige of winning the SA Open.” – Allan Henning, champion in 1963 at Bloemfontein Golf Club. Allan Henning teed it up in 33 consecutive South…

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Bezuidenhout chasing SA Open glory

Golf RSA | Bezuidenhout chasing SA Open glory

December 2020 – Christiaan Bezuidenhout has the chance to join South African golf royalty as he takes a five-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round of the South African Open at the Gary Player Country Club. Bezuidenhout signed for his third consecutive 67 to top the leaderboard on 15 under par, with Dylan Frittelli and Jamie…

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Another historic milestone for Jarvis at SA Open

Golf RSA | Another historic milestone for Jarvis at SA Open

4 December 2020 – South Africa’s No 1 ranked Casey Jarvis demonstrated once again why he is considered one of the future stars of the game when he etched his name in the annals of South African golf history at the South African Open Championship on Friday. In a tension-fraught second round, Jarvis joined the…

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