The GolfRSA Proteas made positive strides in the Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship in Texas on Saturday, 9 November 2019.
The South African team finished in joint 12th on 12-under alongside Chinese Taipei when action wrapped up in the second round at Whispering Pines Golf Club.
Zethu Myeki and Symone Henriques carded one-under-par 70 to finish on one-over 145 in the Women’s Team Competition.
“The girls delivered a much better performance in the cold, wet conditions. Zethu and Symone were two-under playing the last, but unfortunately bogeyed the hole for the second day. This dropped them to the bottom of the women’s team log, but they are committed to getting off that position in today’s final round,” said South African Golf Association President Naadir Agherdien.
Myeki pencilled a trio of birdies on her card and was overjoyed with a much better tee-to-green performance after a battling first round.
“I was striking the ball so much better and Symone and I combined better, as well,” said the GolfRSA Elite Squad member. “When she made a mistake, I was there to save her and vice versa. I missed so many greens in the first round, and barely missed a green in the second. I made three good birdie putts and two others lipped out.
“We were very disappointed to bogey the last hole and we will go all out to improve our position in the final round. We focussed on keeping the ball in play in the second round, so that will be the game plan today.”
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Photo 1 Caption: GolfRSA Proteas Zethu Myeki and Symone Henriques with South African Golf Association President Naadir Agherdien on day two of the Spirit International at Whispering Pines Golf Club. Photo: GolfRSA
With editing by gsport