And Pretoria’s junior golfers will get their last chance to do so at Zwartkop Country Club this Sunday.
Dale Hayes is the host of this tournament on the nationwide junior golf series, and a strong field will contest the A Division including Werner Deyzel, Dylan Naidoo, Dylan Kok, Keegan McLachlan, Woo-Ju Son, Keelan van Wyk, Tristan Kyle Maharaj and Slade Pickering. Continue reading
24 August 2015 – Boland junior Herman Loubser eliminated Albert Venter from Gauteng North 4 & 2 in the 36-hole final to lift the 2015 KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship at Selborne Country Club on Sunday.
The victory was his first on the South African Amateur Association’s Open Amateur provincial circuit and the 16-year-old Theewaterskloof golfer said the timing could not have been better. Continue reading
20 August 2015 – Teaghan Gauche edged out fellow Gauteng North player James du Preez and Mpumalanga’s Andre van Heerden in a count out to win the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier for the KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship on Thursday.
Gauche, Van Heerden and Du Preez tied for the lead on four-under-par 140 at the end of regulation play.
The trio finished one stroke ahead of Southern Cape Open champion Carlo O’Reilly from the Western Province.
Gauche was two under at the turn. After trading bogeys at one and three for gains at two and four, the Wingate Park player reeled in five straight pars for a second successive 70. Continue reading
19 August 2015 – Mpumalanga golfer Andre van Heerden fired a nearly flawless 66 in blustery afternoon conditions at Selborne Country Club, but Gauteng North’s James du Preez is just one behind in the first round of the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier of the KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship on Wednesday.
Van Heerden from Walker Park eagled the par five third and reeled in five birdies against a lone bogey, while Du Preez from Pretoria Country Club was equally impressive with five birdies and an eagle against bogeys at 13 and 17.
Mohit Mediratta from Central Gauteng and Gauteng North par Reinhardt Blaauw and Teaghan Gauche finished four shots off the pace.
The 16-year-old McLachlan, who won the Larry Nestadt Tournament on the Glacier Junior Series with a solid 70, lost in playoff two weeks ago against another great contender on the Series, Marco Steyn, but made this most of this Sunday’s opportunity to book his spot for the Final. Continue reading
The 17-year-old from Halmstad Golf Club became the second Swedish player in succession to win the title, following on from Oskar Bergqvist’s victory at Prestwick in 2014. Continue reading
SOUTHPORT, England (15 August 2015) – Gauteng North’s Keegan de Lange made South African golfing history as the first South African junior to contest the Boys Amateur Championship final in North West England.
The 18-year-old Pretoria golfer will face Sweden’s Marcus Svenssonn in the 36-hole final for the title at Royal Birkdale on Sunday.
“I’m was absolutely shocked to learn this news,” said De Lange, who was the lone South African starter in the international field of 252 players from 19 countries in the 89th edition of this prestigious international junior championship. Continue reading