VORSTER WINS UNDER-15 CROWN IN BIRDIE FEST
Two future stars emerged at the Nomads SA Under-15 championship when Martin Vorster (Pinnacle Point) edged Casey Jarvis (State Mines) in a remarkable 54-hole David and Goliath duel at Koro Creek.
Vorster, who turned 15 later in January, shot 67-66-69 (202) against the 68-66-69 (203) of 13-year-old Jarvis as they tore the Limpopo course apart. Vorster, who is 1.85 metres tall and drives the ball 300 metres, had 14 birdies and two eagles, while 1.5-metre tall Jarvis made 15 birdies. Remarkably, Jarvis only had two bogeys.
Jarvis has already tasted international success, having won the Boys 11-13 division at the IMG Junior Golf Tour Florida Challenge over 54 holes in the United States in December.
Third-placed Liam van Deventer (Benoni Lake) was 12 shots further back on 215 at Koro Creek, with Kieron van Wyk (Ruimsig) fourth on 217.