Congratulations to Pieter Zietsman, who joined the GolfRSA Open Amateur winner’s list for 2019 when he won the Eastern Province Amateur title at his home course this August.
Here is popular sports presenter Neil Bisseker from Algoa FM’s take on the final:
“Pieter Zietsman routed Dillon Germshuys in the 36-hole final at St Francis Links to celebrate his maiden provincial breakthrough in the Eastern Province Amateur.
“A week earlier, fellow Nelson Mandela University student Altin van der Merwe won the 36-hole stroke play qualifier, where Zietsman booked his spot in the match play stage with a top five finish.
“In the first round, the 20-year-old first year Human Movement Sciences student dispatched Ivan Kampte 6 & 5 and he eliminated Hando Brophy on the 19th hole to make the final eight. The St Francis golfer denied Van der Merwe the EP double when he won the quarter-final match 2 & 1. He set a date with Germsbuys by edging out Sean Lottering with birdies at the last two holes.
“The pair were all-square through the first 18 holes, but Zietsman sealed victory with a 4 & 3 win.