Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Amateur Scene -

Abirdie at the fi­nal hole gave 17-year-old Tris­ten Strydom a one-shot vic­tory in the Glacier Ju­nior Se­ries Fi­nal at Ze­bula, earn­ing him­self a trip to the Ju­nior Orange Bowl in Mi­ami in De­cem­ber. The Serengeti mem­ber had rounds of 68-72-69 to edge Parkview’s Ru­pert Kamin­ski (74-67-69), with Dy­lan Naidoo (Mod­der­fontein) third on 212 ahead of Al­bert Ven­ter (Cen­tu­rion 214) and David Mey­ers (Dain­fern 217). A to­tal of 21 play­ers had qual­i­fied for the fi­nal after win­ning re­gional events which be­gan in Fe­bru­ary. “This was my third ap­pear­ance in the fi­nal, so I’m re­lieved to fi­nally win and make the trip to Amer­ica,” said Strydom, the SA Boys Stroke­play cham­pion. “The Orange Bowl is one of the most pres­ti­gious ju­nior events in the world and our ju­niors are grate­ful to Glacier for their spon­sor­ship and the op­por­tu­nity to travel over­seas.”

This year’s Glacier se­ries saw some ex­cep­tional per­for­mances. A nine-year-old from Krugers­dorp, Rorisang Nkosi, shot 85 off the men’s tees at The Els Club at Cop­per­leaf, one of the long­est cour­ses in South Africa, while Mey­ers won the Els Fam­ily Tour­na­ment at Oubaai with a 64, the low­est in a Glacier Se­ries event.

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