Comfortable SA Lead Defending AACT Title

by | Jun 12, 2014

Michaela Fletcher and Cara Gorlei strengthened South Africa’s title defence bid at the All-Africa Challenge Trophy (AACT) in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday, 11 June, 2014, when the pair combined for a team total of 148 in the second round on Wednesday.

Michaela Fletcher from KwaZulu-Natal carded a second round 73 to boost the South African team to the lead at the All-Africa Challenge Trophy at Muthaiga Golf Club in Kenya. Photo: AACT KenyaThe South African team lagged one shot behind Kenya after an opening round 146, however Fletcher’s 73 and a 75 from Gorlei handed the defending champions an eight shot lead over the host nation at the Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi.

South Africa tops the standings on 10-over-par 294, with Kenya second on 302 after recording a 157. Tanzania moved into third on 306 after a second round 150.

Fletcher picked up a birdie at the par-five ninth to turn in one under, but the KwaZulu-Natal golfer bogeyed the 10th, 12th and 14th on the homeward stretch of the challenging layout.

Gorlei from Western Province had two double bogeys, two drops and three birdies on her way to 75, but the 17-year-old Milnerton golfer still tops the Individual Leaderboard on one-over-par 145.

Gorlei is three shots ahead of second round playing partner, Josephine Ainley from Kenya, who returned a second round 76.

Fletcher and compatriot Magda Kruger, who posted a non-counting 76, are tied for third on 152.

 

Second Round Teams Leaderboard:
294 South Africa 146 148 (+10)
302 Kenya 145 157 (+18)
306 Tanzania 156 150 (+22)
315 Zambia 156 159 (+31)
321 Zimbabwe 163 158 (+37)
326 Uganda 158 168 (+42)
334 Egypt 166 168 (+50)
344 Botswana 176 168 (+60)
357 Nigeria 181 176 (+73)
371 Cameroon 183 188 (+87)
375 Ghana 185 190 (+91)
384 Tunisia 187 197 (+100)
386 Gabon 201 185 (+102)
412 Malawi 209 203 (+128)
422 Sierra Leone 208 214 (+138)
427 Togo 214 213 (+143)
446 Rwanda 216 230 (+162)
 
Leading Results on the Cumulative Individual Leaderboard:
145 Cara Gorlei (RSA)
148 Josephine Ainley (KEN)
152 Magda Kruger (RSA); Michaela Fletcher (RSA)
154 Hawa Wanyeche (TNZ)
156 Angel Eaton (TNZ); Madina Iddy (TNZ)
157 Devanshi Naik (ZAM); Flavia Namakula (UGA); Naomi Wafula (KEN)
158 Christina Engell Andersen (KEN); Melissa Nawa (ZAM); Soraya Scarello (EGY)
161 Shamiso Makwara (ZIM); Yollander Mubaiwa (ZIM)
 

Photo 1 caption: The South African team competing at the 2014 All-Africa Challenge Trophy (AACT) at Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi, Kenya. Back – Michaela Fletcher and WGSA president, Karen Olivant; Front – Magda Kruger and Cara Gorlei. Photo: WGSA

Photo 2 caption: Michaela Fletcher from KwaZulu-Natal carded a second round 73 to boost the South African team to the lead at the All-Africa Challenge Trophy at Muthaiga Golf Club in Kenya. Photo: AACT Kenya

 

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