Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Style -

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.


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