STRYDOM SCOOPS GLACIER SERIES
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.