Defending Champions, Gauteng Lions once again proved that they are definitely a team to contend with on a low score of 582 in this year’s Pick ‘n Pay Inter-Provincial Tournament.
The Lions were eighteen shots clear of North West (600). Western Province A (613) bumped Gauteng North A (623) off the list and Southern Cape (617) booked their berth in the A division.
Bertine Strauss (NW), an up and coming junior at only 14, shot five-under-par, the best round of the day with a stunning 67.
Ashleigh Simon (Gau), a team member for the World Amateur Team Championship to be held in Cape Town during October, was one shot behind on 68 and Fabienne Haremze (SC), a promising young golfer shot a 70, while fellow WATC team mate, Kelli Shean (WP A) shot a 70.
Liesl Smit (KzN) a veteran to the IPT championship, Tandi von Ruben (Gau) and Larissa Ras (GauN) another 14-year junior, all shot par in the qualifying round of the Jean Tindall Trophy.
Today’s result will divide the provincial teams into four divisions, namely A, B, C and D.
This will be followed by three days of foursomes and singles, round robin match play where each team competes within their qualified division.
A hard week of competitive golf lies in store for some of SA’s top amateurs, each player will have played ten rounds of golf by Friday….giving real meaning to fitness, focus and golfing ability!
This is the last outing of South Africa’s team, Stacy Bregman, Ashleigh Simon and Kelli Shean before they carry our hopes into the World Amateur Teams Championship at De Zalze and Stellenbosch 18 – 21 October.
Sandra Winter, the team Captain (plays for Southern Cape), and Val Holland the South African coach are both at Germiston.
We welcome anyone wanting to watch good women’s golf to join us at Germiston Golf Club (opposite Rand Airport) 20– 22 September from 07h30 – 17h30.