RANDPARK, 5 December 2018 – The South African Open Championship has always enjoyed a rich history of amateur participation and the 2019 tournament at Randpark Golf Club from 6-9 December will once again feature some of South Africa’s most promising amateur talents. Current number one Wilco Nienaber will spearhead the seven-strong amateur challenge in the prestigious…

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Amateurs announced for new-look SA Open

The cream of South Africa’s amateur golfing crop will tee it up in the revamped 2019 South African Open Championship in December, looking to build on the positive results achieved in the 2018 tournament. In January this year Kyle McClatchie claimed the Freddie Tait Trophy after delivering a remarkably mature performance for rounds of 68,…

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Uploaded ToSA sign off with solid salvo in Ireland

MAYNOOTH, Ireland (8 September 2018) – Malcolm Mitchell and Wilco Nienaber went six under in the final round of the Eisenhower Trophy to seal a top 30 finish for Team South Africa in the 2018 World Amateur Team Championship in Ireland on Saturday. After a spate of setbacks in the first two rounds, Nienaber and…

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Team SA sprints on moving day at Eisenhower

MAYNOOTH, Ireland (7 September 2018) – A couple of setbacks left Team South Africa on the back foot at the World Amateur Team Championship, but the feisty trio rebounded in Friday’s third round at the O’Meara Course to rescue their Eisenhower Trophy campaign in Ireland. Having lost Jovan Rebula to injury on the eve of…

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Team SA optimistic despite setbacks in Ireland

MAYNOOTH, Ireland (6 September 2018) – Team South Africa suffered another setback on a wet and windy second day at the World Amateur Team Championship, but the spirit in the camp remains high and the team is determined to come out fighting in the final two rounds of the Eisenhower Trophy at Carton House Golf…

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SA trio with work to do at Eisenhower

MAYNOOTH, Ireland (5 September 2018) – South Africa will have to pull out all the stops in Thursday’s  second round at Carton House Golf Club to catch up to Eisenhower Trophy leaders Denmark in the World Amateur Team Championship in Ireland. The host union delighted the home crowd with the early lead at 10-under on…

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Mitchell replaces Rebula in Eisenhower Team for SA

MAYNOOTH, 5 September 2018 – A World Amateur Team Championship that held so much promise for reigning Amateur champion Jovan Rebula went up in smoke after the George golfer was forced to withdraw on Wednesday. Malcolm Mitchell from KwaZulu-Natal is being flown to Ireland to step Rebula and join fellow GolfRSA National Squad players Wilco…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 June 2018 – Wilco Nienaber will start this morning’s third round of the Brabazon Trophy in England within striking distance of the lone leader at Frilford Heath Golf Club, while Christo Lamprecht and Therion Nel finished in a seven-way tie for the lead in Saturday’s opening round of the East of Ireland Open Amateur…

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1 June 2018 – South African Wilco Nienaber shared the lead after a truncated first day of the Brabazon Trophy and the Bloemfontein golfer is still very much in contention after the conclusion of round one on Friday. The first round at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire had to be suspended after torrential rain rendered the…

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 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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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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