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Venter braced for Leopard Creek defence

MALELANE, 27 February 2017 – South Africa’s Albert Venter is looking forward to his title defence in the African Amateur Championship at Leopard Creek Golf Estate in Mpumalanga this week.

Venter swept to victory in the inaugural international championship last year, in no small part thanks to two superb 65s in the first and third rounds. Continue reading

Du Toit delivers in North West Open

HARTEBEESPOORTDAM, 27 February 2017 – The final school year is tough on any golfer, but more so when your majors are mathematics and science.

Gauteng North rising star Danielle du Toit enjoyed a magnificent run in 2016, racking up victories in the Southern Cape Championship, the World Amateur Reunion Championship, the Nomads SA Girls Championship and the Liberty GNGU Gauteng North Match Play that rocketed her into the top five in the Womens Golf South Africa senior rankings.

Like all matriculants, academic pressure has forced the 18-year-old Menlo Park learner to put her golfing aspirations on the back burner this season, but Du Toit pushed the books aside for the North West Open and showed her class when she claimed victory in the North West Open on Sunday. Continue reading

Beckley bags Liberty Gauteng North Open title

Potchefstroom’s Aubrey Beckley raised his fist and pumped the air as he boxed in a 10-footer for a birdie and victory in the Liberty Gauteng North Open at Wingate Park Country Club on Sunday.

His eighth birdie in the final round presented Beckley with a final round score of a seven-under-par 65 and served up a one stroke victory on 14 under 274 over Malcolm Mitchell from Kloof Country Club, who led the second and third rounds. Continue reading

Central Gauteng lifts SA U-19 IPT title

NELSPRUIT, 16 December 2016 – Gauteng North spoiled Central Gauteng’s party a tiny bit, but in the end the final round loss did nothing to dampen the excitement as the youthful side celebrated victory in the South African U-19 Inter-Provincial on Friday.

The 2016 champions were denied an unbeaten run in this year’s championship as a fiery Gauteng North showed up triumph 7.5 – 4.5 in the final round at White River Country Club. Continue reading

GN joins battle for second at SA U-19 IPT

NELSPRUIT, 15 December 2016 – Central Gauteng might have a small party tonight after they sewed up the A-Section title, but the team will be saving the big celebration until the 2016 South African U19 Inter-Provincial at White River Country Club officially wraps up on Friday. For Mpumalanga and Boland, though, there are no such comforts. Continue reading