JOHANNESBURG, 4 February 2015 - Womens Golf South Africa expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former SALGU president Alma Truss, who passed away unexpectedly on Monday, 2 February.
“We were deeply saddened to learn of Alma’s passing,” said Womens Golf South Africa president, Karen Olivant.
It is with extreme sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of Alma Truss. Alma passed away peacefully last night surrounded by her family with no suffering. Alma has been a stalwart in South African for many years having played golf at a Provincial level for then Transvaal and had represented South Africa in 1962 when she received her Springbok Colours.
Sydney’s Liz Elmassian won into the quarter-finals of the Australian Amateur Championship today in extraordinary circumstances.
Playing on her home course at The Australian, the bubbly Elmassian played the ninth hole, the last of regulation, 1-up and knocked her birdie putt to close range and earning a conceded par four from opponent Jaclyn Lee.
South Africa's Bertine Strauss was the only member of Team SA to qualify for the Match play after she finished tied 7th in the 36 holes stroke play qualifying rounds. She took on H Choi of South Korea and beat her 5/4.
Bertine will take on the 23rd seed, Yumi Matsubara, tomorrow at 12.16 Sydney time. Wishing Bertine all the best for her match tomorrow and keep up the great golf.
There might not have been many flying the flag, but the Aussie girls did it proudly to begin the Australian Amateur Championship matchplay today.
While only 11 of the 32 qualifiers were Australian, six advanced to the top 16 with Perth’s Hannah Green the standout performer.
Green, 18, didn’t play her best golf in qualifying 27th for the matchplay, but she more than made amends today, dispatching high-flying Chinese prodigy Lei Ye 6-&-5 with authority.
Bertine Strauss has played a great round of golf today in Sydney. She got her first birdie of the day on the 6th hole but followed it with a bogey on the 8th to finish the front nine on level par. She then came back strong on the back nine with birdies on the 13th, 14th, 16th and 18th holes with the only blemishes on her card being a bogey on the 12th and and double bogey on the 15th.
19 January 2015 – The South African Golf Association (SAGA), in association with the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB), will launch a South African National Golf Squad programme following a crucial and timely sponsorship of a R10-million from business leader, Johann Rupert.
“This is a very exciting development for our emerging men’s and women’s talent,” said SAGA president, Gerhard Conradie.
Lora Assad has just won her match to secure the second point of the day for Team SA, but sadly for us, New Zealand have beaten Canada 5-2, putting them in third place and us in fourth after Australia beat us 5-2. The final results are Australia (4 contests won, 19 games), GB&I (2 contests won, 15 1/2 games), New zealand (2 contests won, 15 games), South Africa (2 contests, 12 games) and Canada (0 contests won)
Latest news from the Astor trophy is not great news for South Africa unfortunately. Australia won both foursome matches and have won two of the five single matches, giving them 4 points out of 7, which means that Australia have won the Astor Trophy. South Africa's last three matches are playing for pride now as should they win all three, they will still fall short of 15.5 points needed to tie with GB&I for second place.
While our girls are playing in Australia in the Astor Trophy some of our Juniors are making a name for themselves on home soil. Congratulations to Kaleigh Telfer, Woo-Ju Son, Shawnelle de Lange and Cara Ford for their excellent performances in the Nomads Western Province Junior championships. Please see the attached result sheet for details.
Australia came out on tops in the first round of the Astor Trophy, but it was the result between New Zealand and Great Britain that encouraged the South African team vying for a first victory in the prestigious team tournament at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide on Tuesday.
Australia defeated Canada 4.5 – 2.5, the Kiwis whipped 2011 champions Great Britain & Ireland 4 – 3.
Six of our Gauteng Juniors took part in The Nomads Western Province Junior CHampionships held on the 10th and 11th January 2015 at Durbanville Golf Club. Five of the six finished in the Top 10. Kaleigh Telfer was runner up on 225 (82,72,71), Woo-Ju Son third on 229 (79,76,72), Shawnelle de Lange fourth 234 (84,70,80), Cara Ford tied sixth 241 (81,77,83) and Kaiyuree Moodley tied ninth 243 (84,78,81).
13 year old Bryanston Country Club golfer, Kaiyuree Moodley is the best place Gauteng golfer at the Boland Junior Championships held over the 7th and 8th January at Paarl Golf Club. Kaiyuree finished 6 shots behind tournament winner Cassidy Williams. Kaiyuree shot rounds of 78,76 and 74 (228) playing off a 7 handicap.
Koster golfer Bertine Strauss is primed for her third appearance in the Astor Trophy at The Grange in Adelaide from 12-16 January 2015.
The University of Texas student made her debut in 2007 and helped South Africa to a third place finish at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington, and was a member of the 2011 team that took third at Fairhaven Golf Club in Lytham St Annes in England.
The Astor trophy will take place at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, South Australia. This was previuosly known as the Commonwealth Trophy and was played in South Africa at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington in 2007.
The team selected to represent South Africa are Lora Assad, Eleonora Galletti and Ivanna Samu all from Gauteng, Bertine Strauss from North West and Michaela Fletcher from KZN.
The Astor Trophy (formerly the Commonwealth Trophy) was presented by Nancy Viscountess Astor CH and the LGU.
The dozen juniors who attended the camp were selected by National coach Val Holland and assistant national coach Anna Bekker during the annual Nomads SA Girls Championship, held at Orkney Golf Club in June.
Please go to this link http://www.gameonmagazine.co.za/dec-2014-jan-2015-issue-game-on-magazine... to read the wonderful article about Kaleigh and all her golfing achievements on page 9 and a wonderful article by her Mum, Catherine Telfer about parenting an extremely talented golfer on page 17
South Africa’s number two ranked amateur Ivanna Samu was in ascendency once again when she fended off Chiara Contamathios to lift the KwaZulu-Natal Junior Championship title at Selborne Park Golf Club on Sunday.
Just a week after the reigning Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur champion overcame a five stroke deficit to claim the Mpumalanga Championship, Samu held off a charging Contamathios to triumph by one stroke.
Gauteng teenager Ivanna Samu has put herself in the ideal position to notch her sixth victory this season after taking a comprehensive lead in the KZN Junior Championship on Friday.
Just a week after the reigning Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur champion claimed a one stroke victory in the Mpumalanga Championship, the 16-year-old carried her hot form to a three stroke lead at the 36-hole mark at Selborne Country Club.
Very good news just in is that Shawnelle de Lange of Bryanston Country Club has won the A Division at the 6th Albatross Junior Championships in India. Shawnelle carded rounds of 80,73,75 and her and Danielle Du Toit came fourth in their age group division. Shawnelle is on the left in the photo below.
Gauteng's Shawnelle de Lange will make her debut along with Gauteng North’s Danielle du Toit, Boland's Crystal Beukes and Kwazulu Natals' Brittney-Fay Berger at the sixth Albatross International Junior Golf Championship in India this December.
Du Toit and De Lange from Gauteng will line up in the 15-17 age division, while Beukes from Boland and Berger from KwaZulu-Natal will compete in the 13-14 age group at the prestigious international event.
Thank you to all the ladies that supported out LGG events over the past year, we wish everyone a wonderful Festive Season and a very prosperous 2015! The Christmas Alliance was played in beautiful sunshine and all 107 ladies had a great time. It was unfortunate that some had to cancel because carts weren't allowed on the course, we missed you.
PRETORA (3 November 2014) – Western Province golfer Vanessa Smith opened up an yawning gap on the field in the first round of the Championship Division at the South African Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Irene Country Club on Monday.
The Milnerton mid-amateur reeled in three birdies to offset five bogeys for a two-over-par 74 and finished eight strokes clear of Liezl Smit and defending champion, Sonja Bland.
SAN LAMEER, KwaZulu-Natal (19 October 2014) – South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace built her season around this week, and it paid off when she beat England’s Holly Clyburn in a playoff to win the Cell C South African Women’s Open at San Lameer Country Club on Sunday.
Pace closed with a strong back nine including an eagle and birdies at two of her final three holes to finish with a 67 and tied for the lead with Clyburn on five under par.
2014 CELL C SA WOMEN’S OPEN
Round One Amateur Leaderboard
75 Mathilda Cappeliez (AMA) FRA
76 Shawnelle de Lange (AMA)
78 Kaleigh Telfer (AMA); Tiffany Avern-Taplin (AMA)
79 Natasha Carlsson (AMA); Eleonora Galletti (AMA)
80 Monja Richards (AMA)
82 Ivanna Samu (AMA); Danielle Du Toit (AMA)
83 Lizzie Currie (AMA)
84 Michelle Swanepoel (AMA)
Heartiest congratulations on Ivanna Samu & Eleonora Galletti's selection to the Astor Trophy taking place in Adelaide, Australia in January 2015, and Shawnelle de Lange's selection to go to the Albatross Tournament in India in December 2014. It is a wonderful opportunity for our girls and a great recognition by WGSA, and we at Ladies Golf Gauteng are very proud to have three of our A team being selected.
Western Province A have just won the Inter Provincials at Royal Cape Golf Club in Cape Town. Western Province took on Gauteng B and our team performed really well, halving the day with Western Province, giving them only one match point for the day which was enough to secure the win having already secured four points over the past two days.
Please find attached Eleonora's interview with SA Junior Golfer
The Gauteng teams, having achieved their aim in the qualifying rounds with both of them making it into the top 4, meant that they would over the course of the next three days, come up against each other. That happened today and it must have been extremely difficult for the teams to play against their fellow team mates.
Well, unfortunately it is not great news for the Gauteng teams today after their brilliant golf yesterday. Neither of the teams were able to secure any match points today after losing to Western Province 3-6 and Gauteng North 1-8. In the A Team Natasha Carlsson and Eleonora won their matches. Natasha beat Jade Grey 5/4 and Eleonora beat Zayb Fredericks 2/1.