Chrissie Hammers wins Senior Nationals 2013

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Result Date: 
Thu 23rd May 2013
Krugersdorp Golf Club and Randfontein Golf Clib

Observatory’s Chrissie Hammer survived a late wobble on Krugersdorp Golf Club’s infamous closing stretch to claim a three-shot victory in the South African Senior Ladies Championship on Wednesday.

The 58-year-old Gauteng golfer trailed defending champion Lorraine Smit from Mowbray by three shots after an opening 79 at the par-72 Randfontein Golf Club. Despite double bogeys at the 17th and 18th holes, Hammer managed to edge three shots clear of Smit and Linda Jordaan to clinch the title with a 12-over-par 84 for a winning total of 19-over-par 163.

Although Hammer, who plays out of Parkview and Observatory, warmed up with victory at the Observatory Club Championships in April, she had very low expectations coming into the tournament.

“It’s been quite a few years since I won on national level, so I’m absolutely thrilled to have won this prestigious senior ladies event,” Hammer said. “But I can tell you, it certainly wasn’t a walk in the park. I was told I putted exceptionally well at Krugersdorp by my fellow competitors, but when I won the B-Division at the 1999 SA Stroke Play in East London and the B-Division Match Play title at the 2006 SA Amateur, I didn’t have five three-putts to win. It’s very nice to lift a national title again, though.”

Hammer collected three birdies, offset by five bogeys, a double drop and a triple bogey at Randfontein for her 79, but only managed to birdie one hole – the par-five 12th – at the tricky Krugersdorp layout.

“The greens were simply diabolical; they were exceptionally fast and smooth” she said. “If you didn’t put it in the perfect spot on the greens, the ball simply rolled off the green. Most of the time you were looking at a two- or three-putt. It was a great tournament, tough, and kudos to the North West Province ladies for giving us a fantastic and memorable experience.”

Fefi Tokarsky won the 36-Hole Nett in the 50-59 age group in a count-out on 143 (70-73) from Elfra van Eyk. Rina de Freitas took the 36-Hole Nett honours in the 60-69 age group on 146 (76-70) while Annetjie Rynners, playing off a 16 handicap, led the 70-plus group with a 156 after rounds of 84 and 72.


163 - Chrissie Hammer 79 84

166 - Lorraine Smit 76 90; Linda Jordaan 81 85

169 - June Watson 84 85

170 - Carina Theron 82 88

172 - Dawn Dinnes 82 90

173 - Fefi Tokarsky 85 88

174 - Brenda Morgan 86 88

177 - Melrise Ungerer 84 93; Niki Christie 87 90; Jane Meenehan 88 89

SA Team lifts fourth RAACT title

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Thu 16th May 2013
Centurion Country Club

Lali Stander reports:-

South Africa celebrated their fourth consecutive victory in the Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy (RAACT) with another strong performance in the final round at Centurion Country Club on Thursday.

The defending champions finished 41 strokes ahead of Swaziland with an overall winning score of 27-under-par 405.

SA captain Lara Weinstein and Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation member Sylvia Masango produced the two counting scores for the team’s final round five-under-par 139.

Ladies Golf Gauteng’s Weinstein reeled in five birdies on her way to a three-under-par 69 while Masango from Gauteng North responded with six birdies for a two under 70.

Devonvale’s Bianca Theron carded a closing 74 while Magda Kruger won the individual competition on 16-under-par 200 after posting rounds of 65-64-71 at her home course.

South Africa won the inaugural event held at the Phakalane Golf Estate in Botswana in 2007, and won the subsequent events in 2009 and 2011, held at the Nkonyeni Course in Swaziland and Royal Harare in Zimbabwe respectively.

“This was a team effort and we played for each other,” 18-year-old Weinstein said. “We were determined to follow in the footsteps of our predecessors and we are so proud that we could continue South Africa’s tradition in this event and fly the flag for our country.”


405 South Africa 131-135-139

446 Swaziland 153-150-143

471 Namibia 161-155-155

472 Zimbabwe 165-156-151

621 Botswana 213-202-206

794 Lesotho 259-275-260


200 Magda Kruger (RSA) 65-64-71

210 Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ) 73-73-65

211 Lara Weinstein (RSA) 71-71-69

217 Bianca Theron (RSA) 73-72-74

220 Sylvia Masango (RSA) 76-74-70

229 Batsirayi Tilowakuti (ZIM) 79-76-74

231 Jessica Dreesbiemdieke (NAM) 81-74-76

236 Theresa Fawcett (SWZ) 80-78-78

245 Loice Chingono (ZIM) 88-80-77

247 Wilna Bredenhann (NAM) 82-81-84

Sanlam SA Amateur results 2013

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Result Date: 
Tue 16th Apr 2013
Pretoria Country Club

Nobuhle Dlamini successfully defended her title today with the only sub par round of the tournament, a 70. Lara Weinstein was runner up after she had a strong finish, scoring a 74, coming back strong as I predicted she would. Eleonora Galletti finished tied fifth with Michelle Swanepoel and Izel Pieters. 12 year old Chiara Contomathios had a fantastic 78 today. She won the B Division last year.

The B Division was won by Kim de Klerk who came through our Girls love Golf programme in Gauteng but now plays out of Ekurhuleni. Well done Kim, we are extremely proud of you and your achievements at SA Amateur. Symone Henriques of Glenvista Golf Club was runner up and first round leader, Erica Botha finished tied fourth.

WGSA Rankings and Point Allocation for Senior and Junior Player Rankings

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Result Date: 
Wed 28th Nov 2012

The WGSA Senior and Junior Rankings are updated after each Provincial and National Tournament. The Point allocation system is also attached for your information as to which tournaments hold more points.

Full Inter Provincial Results for 2012 at CCJ

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Result Date: 
Sun 2nd Sep 2012
The Country Club Johannesburg

The full results for the 2012 IPT are attached. These results include the first day stroke play qualifying rounds of foursomes and singles, of which the 2 best foursomes and 5 best singles count in the A Inter Provincial (6 player teams). In the B Inter Provincial (4 player teams) qualifying rounds the 2 foursomes scores count and 3 of 4 singles scores count. These final results determine which section of each division the teams play in. Thereafter the matchplay foursomes and singles start, a round robin format.

On day 1, Team 1 plays team 4 and team 2 plays team 3.

On day 2, Team 1 plays team 3 and team 2 plays team 4.

On day 3, Team 1 plays team 2 and team 3 plays team 4.

In the A Inter Provincial (6 player teams).

There are 3 foursomes points and 6 singles points available, a total of 9 points available each day. To win the overall match for the day, a team needs to win 5 of the 9 points to get the 2 match points for that day. If the teams win 4 1/2 points each, they have halved for the day and each receive 1 match point for the day.

There are 6 match points available over the 3 days, so the team with the most match points wins their section.

In the B Inter Provincials (4 player teams)

There are 2 foursomes points and 4 singles points available, a total of 6 points available each day. To win the overall match for the day, a team needs to win 4 of the 6 points to get the 2 match points for that day. If the teams win 3 points each, they have halved for the day and each receive 1 match point for the day.

There are 6 match points available over the 3 days, so the team with the most match points wins their section.

PDF File of Results: 

SA Match Play at Benoni Country Club results 2012

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Result Date: 
Thu 12th Jul 2012
Benoni Country Club

The SA Match play championships finished on Wednesday with Namibian, Bonita Bredenhann taking the coveted title (See news page for full story)

Gauteng's Lora Assad won the Plate. Lora will be going to Texas State University in August to complete her degree. We wish her well and will miss her at Inter Provincials.

Full results attached.

Chiara Contomathios wins Sanlam SA Amateur B Division

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Result Date: 
Tue 17th Apr 2012

Modderfontein Golf Club's 12 year old Chiara Contomathios has just won the Sanlam SA Stroke play B Division held at Umhlali Golf Club in Kwa Zulu Natal. She carded scores of 89, 83, 80 to beat Wilna Bredenhann of Namibia by 1 shot. Last year's Sanlam SA Amateur Stroke play was won by 10 year old Woo-Ju Son of The Bryanston Country Club. Gauteng is certainly going from strength to strength with all our amazing juniors coming up the ranks.

South Africa's number one junior, Lara Weinstein finished tied 3rd with Lumien Orton, Franscesca Cuturi finished tied 7th. Talia Nel was 13th, Lauren Bekker and Michelle Leigh finished tied 24th and last years B Division winner, Woo-Ju Son finished tied 43rd in her first SA Amateur as an A Division player.

Full results attached for both divisions