Cara Gorlei laid last year’s ghost to rest when she defeated fellow USA collegiate golfer Jessica Dreesbeimdieke for the Sanlam South African Women’s Amateur Championship title at Stellenbosch Golf Club on Wednesday.
Just 12 months after the 21-year-old from Milnerton squandered the lead and lost the title to Lumien Orton, Gorlei rolled in a three foot birdie putt at the last hole to beat the lanky Namibian 1-up.
The match play rounds got underway this morning, 14 players had byes as there were only 50 players in the field.
This morning Cara Ford beat Cherylynn Croome 6&5
Lynette Fourie beat Annerie Coetzee 5&3
Kelsey Nicholas beat Cleo Jordaan 5&3
Natasha Carlsson beat Senayah Moodliar 1 up
This afternoon Larissa Du Preez beat Natasha Carlsson 1 up
Gauteng's Kaleigh Telfer has taken position two in the Match Play qualifying rounds at Stellenbosch today. She finished tied for first place Cara Gorlei but Cara counted her out for the top spot. Kajal Mistry T3, Symone Henriques T8, Kaiyuree Moddley T12, Chiara Contomathios T14, Natasha Carlsson T16, Lynette Fourie T18, Kelsey Nicholas T24 and Cara Ford T26
The match play rounds get underway tomorrow
ORKNEY, 5 July 2017 – Gauteng teenager Woo-Ju Son put an exclamation mark behind her rising star status when she strolled to a seven stroke victory in the Nomads SA Girls Championship in Orkney on Tuesday.
Exactly 12 months since she lifted the Under-16 title, the country’s top ranked junior came full circle at Orkney Golf Club.
South Africa’s top ranked Woo-Ju Son firmed up her bid for Nomads SA Girls Championship title when she pulled clear of the pack with an eagle-birdie finish in the second round at Orkney Golf Club on Monday.
The 16-year-old Country Club Johannesburg junior was tied for the lead at one over with Chante van Zyl from Free State and Western Province’s Kaylah Williams, but it only took her nine holes to push clear of the opposition.
Gauteng does it again! The Limpopo championships was the latest "prey" for the Gauteng Lions. It was played at the Polokwane Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday and Gauteng players Woo-Ju Son and Chiara Contomathios clinched 1st and 2nd place respectively with scores of 72, 74, 74 and 73, 75, 74. Well done girls!
We have a rising star in our midst in Katya Henriques. Katya is only 12 years old and is a member at Glenvista Country Club. Katya plays off a 14 handicap and is their new Club Champion. She had a shaky start to the championships but steadied the ship and closed with a 96. She came out on Sunday firing on all cylinders and carded her personal best ever score of 83 to take the championships.
Michaela Fletcher, Brittney-Fay Berger and Elsune Roode thwarted Gauteng’s bid for a hat-trick of titles in the 72-Hole Teams Championship at Polokwane Golf Club on Wednesday.
Repeating their winning performance in Mossel Bay three years ago, the KwaZulu-Natal trio caught the defending champions and secured the Swiss Team Trophy with a superb final round effort.
Gauteng A set the pace with an opening 144.
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She might be playing a limited schedule this season, but Menlo Park High School matriculant Danielle du Toit is making every start count. She won the North West Championship in February and on Sunday, the 18-year-old repeated the feat in the ProShop 36-Hole Junior Championship at Country Club Johannesburg.
The finals of The Proshop Gauteng Match play will take plays tomorrow morning. In the A Division Woo-Ju Son will take on Cara Ford and in the B Division Marine Legentil will take on Dejonne Stemmet. They will tee off at 7.30 am
Please find the match play draws attached for A and B Division
GolfRSA Elite Squad player Kaiyuree Moodley claimed the 2017 Nomads SA Girl’s Rose Bowl Championship in a come from behind performance at Royal Durban Golf Club on Tuesday.
After playing the first two rounds in gale force winds and posting rounds of 80 and 82, the 15-year-old Gauteng junior was three shots behind 36-hole leader and two-time defending champion Catherine Lau from Gauteng North.
16 year old Cara Ford has just been crowned Ladies club Champion for 2017 after she finished 11 over par on 155 (76,79) over the 36 holes. Cara is a member of our Gauteng squad and plays off a 3 handicap. Her win was a very convincing one when she finished 19 shots ahead of the runner up. Well done Cara on great golf and a very deserved win.
The ongoing rivalry between South Africa’s top ranked Kajal Mistry and Woo Ju Son ensued in an exciting battle at the Western Province Women’s Amateur Championship this week. In a fitting outcome, both juniors collected some hard-earned silverware.
Son, ranked second Womens Golf South Africa junior standings, was a clear favourite ahead of the event.
Eleonora Galletti was crowned Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Ladies Club Champion for the 4th year in a row. Eleonora finished on 8 under par after her 36 holes. Eleonora has been in top form of late, having won Best Amateur at the Sunshine Ladies Tour Joburg Open which was held last week at RJ&K on the East Course.
The Kwazulu Natal Championships took place yesterday at Kloof Country Club. Five of our squad girls competed with four of them finishing in the Top Ten. The tournament was won by Chiara Contomathios of Wanderers Golf Club. She carded rounds of 70 and 68 (138) to win by 1 shot from Zethu Myeki of East London Golf Club.
14 year old Kera Healey has won the Eagle Club Championships played this weekend. Kera plays off a 7 handicap and has just been invited to join the Ladies Golf Gauteng squad. Kera carded rounds of 88 and 78 to win the championships. It is great to see such talent in our youngsters. Congratulations on your win and may it be the first of many in golf.
Congratulations to GolfRSA Elite Squad player Symone Henriques and Chiara Contomathios, who performed superbly in the last two events on the 2017 Sunshine Ladies Tour.
A week ago, Symone started with an unhappy first round 82 in the weather-hit Sunshine Ladies Tour Classic sponsored by Canon at Glendower Golf Club.
The Border Championship trophy remained in Swiss hands after Cloe Grand followed compatriot Azelia Meichtry into the winner’s circle on Sunday.
The 17-year-old KeNako Academy student came from behind to beat local favourite Zethu Myeki by one shot for victory on seven under 226 at East London Golf Club.
Kaleigh Telfer captured a double victory in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Eastern Province Championships when she lifted both the Stroke Play and Match Play titles at Humewood Golf Club.
The 18-year-old from Bryanston edged out Zethu Myeki from Border in a play-off for the Stroke Play title on Sunday and two days later, she collected the Match Play trophy after eliminating Tara Griebenow from Western Province in the final.
Randpark golfer Kajal Mistry rounded off a sensational season last year with victory in the KwaZulu-Natal Junior Championships and befitting the country’s top ranked player, she began 2017 in fitting fashion with a magnificent performance in the Liberty GNGU Junior Girls Open earlier this month. We caught up with Kajal during her debut at the SA Women's Open and discovered some of the things that drive South Africa's top ranked senior and junior golfer.
Congratulations to Chiara Contomathios of Wanderers Golf Club on winning the best amateur on a count out from Laila Hrindova on +11. Chiara carded rounds of 75,79,79 and Laila had rounds of 75,78,80.
The professional tournament was won by Ashleigh Buhai (nee Simon) in a play off with Lee-Anne Pace after they both finshed on -8.
Golf RSA number one ranked junior Woo Jo Son broke into top 10 as Lee-Anne Pace is closing in on a historic three-peat in the SA Women’s Open after she left the field behind in Friday’s second round at San Lameer Country Club.
The Paarl golfer carded a two-under-par 70 in windy conditions to move to eight under, five shots clear of Stacy Bregman and she leads England’s Kiran Matharu by six strokes.
Gauteng teenager Woo Ju Son bolstered her number one spot in the Golf RSA Womens Golf South Africa Junior Rankings with back-to-back victories in the first two weeks of the season.
Son captured a four stroke victory in the season-opening Boland Junior Championship at Robertson Golf Club in week one and sealed the double celebration with a champion’s performance in her title defence at the Nomads Western Province Junior Championship this past weekend.
Woo-Ju Son has won her second title of the year at the Western Province Junior Championships. Woo-Ju started off the season with back to back wins in the Cape.
She carded rounds of 74,74,83 (231), Chiara Contomathios and Kaiyuree Moodley tied for 2nd when they both finished on 233. Chiara carded rounds of 78,77,78 and Kaiyuree carded rounds of 86,73,74.
5th January 18h00- HOT OFF THE PRESS- South Africa's number one Junior Golfer, Woo-Ju son has won the Boland Junior Championships held at Robertson Golf Club. The girls played 54 holes over the 4th and 5th January. Woo-Ju won on a brilliant 4 under par from Kiera Floyd on level par.
Symone Henriques was third on +4, Chiara Contomathios was 4th on +5, Kaiyuree Moodley was 6th on +10 and Cara Ford 8th on +16
Well done to all our girls who competed.
Our Gauteng golfers Kajal Mistry of Randpark Golf Club and Woo-Ju Son of Country Club Johannesburg have finished in top spot on the senior and junior WGSA rankings respectively. What a great achievement for two of our top golfers. They are currently on two and three on our Order of Merit which works on stroke average and not points.
Attention all squad girls who are interested in playing in the SLT events this year. The entry forms and tournament conditions are attched for you to download.
Today, Les Rule on behalf of Ladies Golf Gauteng, handed over Subz Pads packs to teenage girls in Munsieville, Krugersdorp. Les explained what the product was and explained how to use it. The girls were all delighted to be receiving such a wonderful gift that would change their lives. Beauty was very well organised and had written down the girls names and sizes so the handing over was made easier.