WIN NO 48 FOR JOCK
ock Wellington is an institution in senior amateur golf, and the 65-yearold veteran from Kyalami Country Club is not yet done with winning tournaments.Two excellent rounds at George Golf Club (72-71), with four birdies in each round, saw him win the Southern Cape Senior Open by one shot from Central Gauteng team-mate Schalk Naude (Randpark 70-74).
It was Wellington’s 48th title since turning 50 in 2001. It was his first win since the Border Senior Open in 2014, and keeps his dream alive of winning 50 titles. 10 of those wins have come as a Super Senior (60 plus). Wellington moves to No 7 in the national rankings. Francois le Roux (Somerset Wet 75-72) was third, ahead of Andre van Dyk (Langebaan) and home club member Fanus Pauw on 148, with Herman September (KDM) on 149.
Langebaan golfer Andre van Dyk had excellent rounds of 70 (Montagu) and 71 (Outeniqua), making 9 birdies, to win the Fancourt Senior Open by seven strokes from Wellington (71-77). Lance Sherrell (Steenberg), who toured New Zealand with the 1994 Springboks, was third on 149 (79-70) ahead of Bertus Smit and Stanley de Beer on 150.
Mellette Hendrikse (Akasia) completed a hat-trick of consecutive victories in the Vaal Senior Amateur at Maccauvlei, having won previously in 2014 and 2015. It was his 17th senior victory, one more than Francois le Roux (Somerset West). Gerhard Strydom (Waterkloof 72-73) was runner-up ahead of Phillip Bierman (Akasia) and Mark O’Brien (Ebotse) on 147.