The local heroes carried a five point lead into the final day, having won all three opening Foursomes and four out of six Singles games on day one.
A heavy overnight downpour caused a delayed start to the final day’s proceedings, but not even the overcast conditions and light drizzle could dampen the South African team’s fire at the magnificent Jack Nicklaus-designed layout.
The six-pack blasted to a clean sweep in the second round Foursomes and reeled in four points in the Singles to beat the French for a second successive year. Continue reading
Overnight rain caused a delayed start to the final day’s proceedings, but the South African juniors was quick out of the blocks and stretched their five point overnight lead to eight points after another whitewash in the Foursomes.
Boland amateur Herman Loubser and JP Cooper from Gauteng North combined to beat Antoine Kuoch and Jeong-Weon Ko 6 & 5 to put the first points on the board.
Skipper Jovan Rebula from Southern Cape partnered Gauteng North’s Keegan de Lange to a 5 & 4 victory against Antoine Auboin and Leo Mathard.
Meanwhile Dylan Naidoo and Marco Steyn came under fire from Victor Veyret and Paul Foulquie, but the Central Gauteng pair rallied to secure the clean sweep by beating the visitors 2 & 1.
“The overcast weather and slight drizzle is doing very little to the team spirit and the team will be looking for another solid showing in the Singles this afternoon,” said South African Golf Association Golf Integration Manager, Eden Thompson.
JP Cooper vs Jeong-Weon Ko
Herman Loubser vs Antoine Kuoch
Dylan Naidoo vs Leo Mathard
Keegan de Lange vs Antoine Auboin
Marco Steyn vs Paul Foulquie
Jovan Rebula vs Victor Veyret
PHOTO: JP Cooper from Gauteng North and Boland’s Herman Loubser during the second round of the two-day Test between South Africa and France at St Francis Links; credit SAGA.
Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the South African Golf Association and Gauteng North Golf Union.
The South African six-pack scored a clean sweep in the morning Foursomes and claimed four points in the afternoon Singles to lead the Test 7 – 2.
Southern Cape’s Jovan Rebula and Keegan de Lange from Gauteng North defeated Antoine Kuoch and Leo Mathard 5 & 3 to claim first blood in the Foursomes.
Gauteng North’s JP Cooper and Herman Loubser from Boland proved too tough a combination for Antoine Auboin and Victor Veyret, who went down 2 & 1, while Central Gauteng pair Marco Steyn and Dylan Naidoo completed the whitewash with a 2 & 1 victory against Jeong-Weon Ko and Paul Foulquie. Continue reading