Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Amateur Scene -

AL­BERT VEN­TER East­ern Prov­ince Open, PE Golf Club SCORES: 74-71-63 (208) RUN­NER-UP: Ja­son Viljoen 69-74-67 (210) HOW HE DID IT: A course record 63 in the fi­nal round saw the 19-year-old from Cen­tu­rion over­turn a six-shot deficit to score his maiden tour­na­ment win. NO­TABLE: Ven­ter’s nine-birdie fi­nal round broke the PE Golf Club course record by one. It was set by French­man Romain Lan­gasque in the third round of the SA Stroke­play in Fe­bru­ary. DYLAN MOSTERT Cen­tral Gaut­eng Open, Royal J&K (East) SCORES: 71-66-68-71 (276) RUN­NERS-UP: Marco Steyn, Cameron Mo­ralee, Philip Kruse, Ruan Con­radie (277) HOW HE DID IT: The 17-year-old State Mines mem­ber was the only player to break par in all four rounds. He birdied the 72nd hole to edge out four play­ers by one shot for his first tour­na­ment win. NO­TABLE: Marco Steyn pro­duced ar­guably the round of the year with a bo­gey-free 63 in round two over Royal Jo­han­nes­burg & Kens­ing­ton’s famed East course. PHILIP KRUSE Harry Op­pen­heimer Tro­phy, Mac­cau­vlei SCORES: 67-68-65-72 (272) RUN­NER-UP: Herman Loub­ser 69-71-69-68 (277) HOW HE DID IT: The 20-year-old hadn’t won since the 2011 EP/ Bor­der Stroke­play, but af­ter some timely ad­vice from Ge­orge Coet­zee (see page 38), the Wood­hill mem­ber romped to a five-shot vic­tory. NO­TABLE: Kruse loves Mac­cau­vlei. He was T-5 and sec­ond in the last two Op­pen­heimer Tro­phies, and sec­ond in the 2013 Teams Cham­pi­onship.

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