De Beer wins Africa Junior Open
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.”