De Beer wins Africa Ju­nior Open

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ort Eliz­a­beth golfer Kyle de Beer 18, won the 54-hole Africa Ju­nior Open at Fish River Sun, beat­ing Luca Filippi (Mil­ner­ton) in a play­off after both had tied on six-un­der-par 210. De Beer shot 70-71-69 to Filippi’s 67-72-71. Tsh­wane Ju­nior Open cham­pion Jay­den Schaper (Ebotse) tied third on 214 with Alex van Wyk (Fan­court), ahead of Her­man Loub­ser (Thee­wa­ter­skloof) on 215. 1 Ross Sin­clair (Cen­tu­rion), 2 Luca Filippi (Mil­ner­ton), 3 Christo Lamp­brecht (Oubaai), 4 Luke Mayo (Mt Edge­combe), 5 Deon Ger­mishuys (Strand), 6 Jay­den Schaper (Ebotse), 7 Kee­gan McLachlan (Sil­ver Lakes), 8 Kyle de Beer (PEGC), 9 Franklin Manch­est (Ge­orge), 10 Bradley de Beer (Fan­court).

PS­mall ru­ral school win High School ti­tle

De Vil­liers Graaff High School from the Boland had a 7-stroke vic­tory in the SA High Schools Cham­pi­onship at East Lon­don Golf Club. The school is in the small town of Vil­liers­dorp, where a golf academy was founded just two years ago after the ar­rival of star ju­nior Her­man Loub­ser in the area. DVG had fin­ished fifth in their de­but ap­pear­ance in this tour­na­ment last year.

Loub­ser, with rounds of 72 and 71, and team-mates Ty­ron Davi­d­owitz, Daniel Cronje and Willem Boshoff, posted a 36-hole to­tal of 447 (three scores to count in each round), to beat the St Dun­stan’s Col­lege (Benoni) team of Jay­den Schaper, Jor­dan Burnard, Cas­san­dra Hall and Cait­lyn Macnab. Third on 458 were the Curro Aurora team of Kieron van Wyk, Cole Stevens, Woo-Ju Son and Alex van der Merwe.

They were fol­lowed by Rusten­burg (459), Run­dle Col­lege (464) and Grey Col­lege (467).

Loub­ser clinched the in­di­vid­ual by one from Franklin Manch­est (Run­dle), who had 79 and 65. Kruger­park Pri­mary School cel­e­brated an 8-shot vic­tory over Curro Serengeti in the sixth Ernie Els SA Pri­mary School Cham­pi­onship at Port Shep­stone CC. The win­ning team is from Mokopane in Lim­popo (Pot­gi­eter­srus), and three of the team, De­clan Brews, Percy Hawken and Jo­hanco Wel­ge­moed, are mem­bers at Kameel­dor­ing Golf Club. The other team mem­ber was 12-year-old Ryan Nel. They had a two-round to­tal of 501, shoot­ing 241 and 260, and be­came the first Lim­popo school to tri­umph. De Vil­liers Graaff were third on 515 ahead of Hennopspark, Ju­lian Muller and de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Dur­banville. Hawken (Kruger­park 76-83) shared in­di­vid­ual hon­ours with Di­van Mostert (Saamtrek 90-69). The tour­na­ment was for­tu­nate to be played. The KZN South Coast course mea­sured 1 000 mil­lime­tres of rain just 10 days be­fore the first round. “Jesse Ver­ster (club pro) and his green staff are mir­a­cle work­ers,” said the SAGA’s David Younge. “They de­serve the high­est praise for pro­vid­ing us with a fan­tas­tic course.”

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