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Open season at SA Women's Inter Provincial

28 Sep 2015

Gauteng and Border hope to pad their silverware haul when the eagerly-anticipated South African Women’s Inter-Provincial tees off at Centurion Country Club on Tuesday.

Defending champions Western Province broke Gauteng North’s seven-year stranglehold on the prestigious championship with a sublime performance at Royal Cape Golf Club last year, however, Zayb Fredericks is the only member of the victorious 2014 team returning for duty.

Gauteng players take Top Three at Ekurhuleni Champs 2015

Once again our Gauteng players have made us proud with their excellent performances at provincial tournaments. Kaleigh Telfer won the championships with brilliant scores 73,73,70 (216), Woo-Ju Son was runner up on 73,79,72 (224) and Symone Henriques was third on 79,77,71 (227). Kelsey Nicholas  was T6th on 230 (79,77,74) and Chiara Contomathios was T8th on 233 (77,81,75) finishing in the Top Ten.

Telfer wins Southern Cape champs in style

Fresh from competing in back-to-back international championships in Sweden and Scotland, Kaleigh Telfer was untouchable as she carved out a 10 stroke victory in the Southern Cape Championship at George Golf Club on Sunday.

The 17-year-old Bryanston golfer opened with a six under 66 to pull two strokes clear of top ranked Ivanna Samu and fellow Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation member Zethu Myeki.

Telfer on fire in George

Gauteng’s Kaleigh Telfer will chase her second provincial title this season after taking a sublime lead in the Southern Cape Championship at George Golf Club on Saturday.

Telfer from Bryanston Country Club fired a first round six under 66 to open up a two shot lead on number one ranked Ivanna Samu from Gauteng and Border’s Zethu Myeki.

Nordaas ends Samu's dream debut in Scotland

Sandra Nordaas from Norway ended Ivanna Samu’s dream run in the Girl’s British Open Amateur Championship in Scotland in the quarter-final on Thursday.

A day after Nordaas defeated fellow South African Kaleigh Telfer at the 20th hole in the second round, the Norwegian eliminated Samu in the same manner by once again claiming victory at the second extra hole.

Samu makes top 16 in Scotland

South Africa’s top ranked junior Ivanna Samu advanced to the third round of the Girl’s British Open Amateur Championship in Scotland after two comprehensive victories at West Kilbride Golf Club on Wednesday.

The reigning Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Stroke Play champion was seeded 36th for the match play stage after a tie for 30th in the 36-hole stroke play qualifier.

SA juniors make Girl's British amateur match play

South Africa’s  Africa Kaleigh Telfer and Ivanna Samu both cleared the finishing line in the Girl’s British Amateur Championship Qualifier to reach the Match Play stage, which tees off at West Kilbride Golf Club in Scotland on Wednesday.

Telfer from Bryanston reeled in six birdies against a lone drop for an impressive five-under-par 68 to tie for fourth on five under 141 with Dane Cecilie Bofill and Sarah Nilsson from Sweden, whose 67 was the low round of the day.

Son seals top 20 in Germany

South Africa’s Woo-Ju Son closed out a top 20 finish in the RB German Junior while compatriot Altin van der Merwe finished second in the Boys Division of the Global Junior Golf Tour event in Germany on Thursday.

Son carded rounds of 74, 82 and 82 at Golf Club Heidelberg to tie for 18th on 238.

Lejan Lewthwaite wins Gauteng 36 holes strokeplay championship

Our 36 holes strokeplay has just finished at Wanderers Golf Club. All the results and prize lists are attached and also available under our "Results" tab. Lejan Lewthwaite won the A Division on 149 (75,74), Izel Pieters was runner Up on 156 (80,76) and Zethu Myeki was third on 157 (73,84) In the B Division, Michelle Witts-Hewinson won the division on 170 (84,86) with Teagan Lubbe runner up on 172 (84,88) and Heather Kruger third on 175 (87,88).

Ivanna and Kaleigh playing in The Annika Invitational in Sweden

Ivanna and Kaleigh were invited to take part in The Annika Invitational to be held at Bro-Bålsta Golf Club in Stockholm. They played their first round of three today and got off to a great start. Kaleigh is one over par 74 on the par 73 layout and is tied sixteenth. Ivanna is lying tied twenty one after she carded a round of 75 today. Great golf from both girls. Sophie Lamb of England is leading on six under par after her excellent 67 today.

Junior quartet primed for international action

An exciting fortnight awaits leading South African juniors Ivanna Samu, Kaleigh Telfer, Woo-Ju Son and Danielle du Toit, who will make their debut in prestigious international championships in Europe this August.

Samu, the country’s leading junior, and number two ranked Telfer will compete in the annual Annika Invitational Europe in Sweden and the Girls’ British Amateur Open Championship in Scotland.

Carrie Park snatches title from Ivanna Samu on 23rd hole

After a very exciting match in the finals between Carrie Park and Ivanna Samu, which was all square through 18 holes, went on to the 23rd hole where Carrie Park won the hole with a birdie. Well done Ivanna, great battle.

In the plate event Cara Ford took on Michelle Swanpoel. Also a great match which was won by Michelle Swanepoel, 1 Up. Well played Cara.

Ouarter finals results from SA Match play

The quarter finals have just concluded and the results are as follows:- Mae Cornforth beat Shawnelle De Lange 3&2, Carrie Park beat Zethu Myeki 2&1, Brittany Fay Berger beat Jacqui Akers 4&2 and Ivanna Samu beat Natasha Carlsson 1up.

Mae Cornforth will take on Carrie Park and Brittany Fay Berger will take on Ivanna Samu tomorrow morning in the semi finals.

Déjà vu as Gorlei exits Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur

For the second year in succession, Ethel Ruthenberg has shattered Cara Gorlei’s Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Championship dreams.

The 22-year-old Ruthenberg beat Gorlei 1Up in Monday’s second round at Kloof Country Club. Ruthenberg beat Gorlei in the first round last year.

South African number one Ivanna Samu was tested a bit more than she would’ve liked in her 2Up victory over Chante van Zyl.

11 year old Katya Henriques has won the Bronze division at Gauteng North Championships

News hot off the press is that 11 year old Katya Henriques of Glenvista, playing off a 23 handicap, has won the Bronze division at the Gauteng North Championships played at Zwartkops today with rounds of 99 nett 76 and 92 nett 69 this afternoon. Well done Katya, we are all very proud of this wonderful achievement.

Samu seals stunning SA Girls victory

Ivanna Samu sealed an emotional Nomads SA Girls Championship victory at the third hole of a thrilling play-off at Orkney Golf Club and the tears streaming down her face told the story of the pressure, the battle and the glory to own one of junior golf’s most prestigious titles.

It was the second successive year that the country’s top ranked amateur had to fight for victory in extra time.

Latest from SA Girls

All players have now completed their 18 holes and there are a few changes at the top.

Ivanna now leads on 148, Kaleigh and Kajal are tied third on 150 with Woo Ju and Shawnelle tied fifth on 151. The rest of the results remain the same.

Woo-Ju, Noluthando and Tebogo lead their divisions at SA Girls in Orkney

Ladies Golf Gauteng have 16 girls representing us at Nomads SA Girls currently being held in Orkney. The girls are being managed and chaperoned by Sheryl Matthews and Jacqui Akers. In the A division Woo-Ju Son 146 (74,72 thru 15) is leading by two strokes from Ivanna Samu 144 (73,75 thru 15). Kaleigh Telfer (78,72) and Kajal Mistry (75,75 thru 15) are tied fourth on 150.

Steyn and Carlsson rally at Junior World Cup

AICHI-PREFECTURE, Japan (18 June 2015) – Marco Steyn dipped into red numbers for the first time at Chukyo Golf Club to help keep South Africa in the mix, while international debutant Natasha Carlsson exacted revenge on the tough seventh hole and add to the girls team tally in the third round of the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Aichi-Prefecture, Japan on Thursday.

SA teams set for Junior World Cup in Japan

Seven of South Africa’s top ranked juniors are set to kick off the 23rd Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, supported by JAL, at Chukyo Golf Club in Aichi-Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday.

“This year marks the first occasion that Golf RSA will field both a boys and girls team in the world’s premier junior golf international team championship,” said WGSA president Karen Olivant.

Katya Henriques wins C Division in Limpopo Champs

11 year old Katya Henriques of Glenvista Golf Club and younger sister of squad member Symone Henriques, has won the C Division of the Limpopo Champs when she carded rounds of 31 points and 28 points to take the title. Katya was the youngest player in the field and she made her parents extremely proud with her performance this weekend. Katya is very new to golf and is going to be a start of the future.

SA teams primed for Junior World Cup

TOYOTA CITY, Japan (4 June 2015) – Seven of South Africa’s most promising stars will line up against the world’s top ranked juniors in the prestigious Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Aichi-Prefecture, Japan this June.
The 23rd edition of the world’s premier junior golf international team championship has drawn 84 entries from across six continents.

Tough day for SA quartet in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia (3 June 2015) – It was an up-and-down day for all four South African juniors competing in the Enjoy Jakarta World Junior Golf Championship in Indonesia, but the quartet did crack the top 10 in all their divisions at Damai Inda Golf in North Jakarta.
Reigning Nomads SA Girl’s Rose Bowl champion Chiara Contomathios opened with a seven-over-par 79 to tie for sixth.

SA pair off to solid start in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia (2 June 2015) – Bloemfontein junior Steven le Roux grabbed a share of the three-way lead in the Enjoy Jakarta World Junior Golf Championship in Indonesia, while compatriot Franklin Manchest claimed a top-10 finish at Damai Inda Golf in North Jakarta on Tuesday.
The South African Golf Development Board pair are competing in the Boys A-Division for players aged 15-17.

Woo-Ju Son and Chiara Contomathios selected for Jakarta

Congratulations to two of our Junior golfers, 14 year old Woo-Ju Son of Eagle Canyon and 15 year old Chiara Contomathios of Modderfontein Golf Club on their selection to represent WGSA at the Jakarta Junior Championships in June 2015. We are extremely proud of both of you and you deserve your selection after all your great golf this season.

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