How do you know that you are the best in the business? You win all the matches you play, in order to win the league in your province and then… beat everybody at the Northern Provinces finals.
Akasia Country Club represented the Gauteng North Golf Union, whilst Randpark Golf Club, Ebotse Links, Walker Park Golf Club and Potchefstroom Country Club each represented the other unions that make up the Northern Provinces. Limpopo did not field a team this year.
This event has a huge heritage and the trophy has been contested since shortly after the Second World War. The format is 8 member teams playing match play from scratch. Due to the number of teams the event is usually scheduled over 72 holes contested in two days. Because of the withdrawal of Limpopo the host union Ekurhuleni scheduled the matches over 54 holes. Thirty six holes contested on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday morning. Continue reading
TSHWANE, 15 July 2016 – Just three days after his Nomads National Order of Merit victory, Ebotse golfer Jayden Schaper produced a nerveless display to defeat Ge-Rico Muller at the third hole of a sudden-death play-off to scoop the Tshwane Junior Open title at Pretoria Country Club on Friday.
Schaper made a dismal start in round one and was three over at the turn, but an eagle at the par five 12th gave him some momentum and he signed off with a 74. He began the final round four off the pace from first round pacesetter Bryce Leach. Continue reading
The 29-year-old Orton beat the Western Cape’s Cara Gorlei 2Up in the final. Earlier she beat Symone Henriques 2&1 to make the final.
But Orton had to claw her way back from being 4Down through eight holes, and she did so with some magnificent putting on the back nine. It was two strong birdies at holes 14 and 15 that helped her complete her comeback to All Square.
She then went 1up with a par on 16 as Gorlei missed a short putt to halve. They halved 17 and Orton birdied 18 to take the title. Continue reading
BENONI, 12 July 2016 – We are down to the Final Four at the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Championship.
On a day where some of the biggest names in women’s amateur golf got the boot, reigning Nomads SA Girls and Liberty Gauteng North Match Play champion Danielle du Toit from Gauteng North cruised to the semi-finals at Ebotse Golf and Country Estate alongside Arkansas University student Cara Gorlei from Western Province, 15-year-old Symone Henriques from Gauteng and former top ranked amateur Lumien Orton.
Symone Henriques beat Eleonora Galletti 5 & 3
Lumien Orton beat Eugenie Clack 3 & 1
Danielle du Toit beat Ivanna Samu 20th hole
Cara Gorlei beat Kaleigh Telfer 6 & 4
JOHANNESBURG, 12 July 2016 –Ebotse’s Jayden Schaper produced two moments of brilliance on the 18th hole to savour a play-off victory in the Nomads National Order of Merit at Modderfontein Golf Club on Tuesday.
Cole Stevens held the outright lead at three under through 15 holes, but the Parkview junior followed a bogey at 16 with a double bogey at 17 and set the clubhouse target at even-par 144 with a final round 73. Dylan Mostert reeled in successive birdies at 16 and 17 to close with a 70 and the State Mines junior joined Cole in pole position.
Meanwhile Schaper was fighting for survival. Continue reading
BENONI (11 July 2016) – Gauteng North sisters Marne and Eugenie Clack and newly-minted Liberty Gauteng North Match Play champion Danielle du Toit reached the third round in the Sanlam South African Women’s Amateur at the Ebotse Links on Monday.
Marne will go up against Du Toit in the third round, while Eugene faces Ethel Ruthenberg from Southern Cape.
Marne had a first round bye, and dispatched Lynette Pretorius from Gauteng 5 & 3 in the second round. Eugenie defeated Lindi Coetzee from Services 1-up to advance to round two, where she eliminated Kiera Floyd from Ekurhuleni 1-up. Du Toit whipped Zane Naude from Bankveld Golf Estate 7 & 5 in the first round and crushed Tara Griebenow from Western Province 6 & 4 in round two. Continue reading