◀ Limpopo Open, Koro Creek SCORES: 70-69-67 (206) RUNNER-UP: Herman Loubser 72-70-71 (213) HOW HE DID IT: The 19-year-old from Dainfern was the only player to break par in all three rounds, leading wire-to-wire for his first victory since the 2015 North West Open. He had eight birdies in a final round 67, the lowest round of the tournament. NOTABLE: More evidence of Meyers’ dominant performance is that only three players finished under par at Koro Creek.
◀ Border Strokeplay, Fish River Sun CC SCORES: 70-70-68 (208) RUNNER-UP: Luca Filippi 68-71-71- (210) HOW HE DID IT: Playing in his last home tournament before departing for college (University of Arkansas), the 18-year-old from Modderfontein scored his first senior strokeplay victory in tough conditions. Naidoo had 14 birdies and just 3 bogeys, but also took a triple bogey 8 at No 12 in the first round. NOTABLE: Interprovincial players got a taste of what to expect at Fish River in windy September, when they return for the 56th IPT. Jayden Schaper (Ebotse Links), 15, the SA U-15 champion, won twice in five days in July, both times in playoffs. Schaper (74-72) outlasted Ge-Rico Muller (Kroonstad 72-74) in a 3-hole playoff at Pretoria CC in the Tshwane Junior Open. Earlier, at Modderfontein in the Nomads Inland National Order of Merit, Schaper (67-77) beat Cole Stevens (Parkview) and Dylan Mostert (State Mines) on the first playoff hole. Christo Lampbrecht (Oubaai) Deon Germishuys (Strand) Jayden Schaper (Ebotse) Bradley de Beer (Fancourt) Wilco Nienaber (Bloemfontein) Martin Vorster (Pinnacle Point) Chris Woollam (Gowrie Farm) Andre van Dyk (Klerksdorp) Reece Haikney (Randpark)
Cole Stevens (Parkview)
History was made at Humewood when Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University won the University Sport SA Championship for the first time under their new name. Playing at home, their A team of Colin Baldie, Luke Jerling, Jacques Smith and Michael Mayberry beat Tuks 4-2 in the final. Tuks had won the previous six years. Nelson Mandela was formerly the University of PE, which won the old SA Universities title in 1988 with a team led by Dave Usendorff. Wilco Nienaber (Bloemfontein) is the new SA Under-17 champion. Rounds of 69-71-70 at Kingswood in George, including 17 birdies and an eagle, saw him win by four from Christo Lampbrecht (Oubaai 71-74-69). The 16-year-old won the SA U-15 title last year. Chris Woollam was third on 216. (Killarney) went to No 1 on the Mid-Amateur rankings following his victory in the North West Mid-Amateur at Rustenburg with a 70. The 44-year-old has won three times this year, other victories coming in the Highveld and Central Gauteng events, plus he was third in the SA Mid-Amateur. (Malelane) shot 73-68 at Nelspruit to win the Lowveld Mid-Amateur by two from David Muller (Modderfontein 72-71) and Janneman Combrink (Malelane 72-71). Ryan Dreyer, Gerlou Roux, Shaun Stapleton, Elton James, Josef Fourie, Stefan Blommaert, Danie Viljoen, Steve Williams, Neil Homann, Wendell Bossenger. The list includes three Wanderers members, Stapleton, Homann and Bossenger. The Indwe SA Senior Amateur will be played at Kyalami CC from October 19-21. The format returns to 54 holes, after the 72-hole experiment at Humewood last year, and the field will be limited to 144 players, with a 36-hole cut for the leading 65 and ties.