Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Amateur Scene -

North­ern Open & Am­a­teur, Rand­park Scores: 66-69-68-68 (271) Run­ner-up: Al­bert Ven­ter 67-66-69-69 (271)

Am­a­teur Fi­nal: Beat Matt Saulez 3/1 How he did it: The 20-year-old Swiss won the North­ern dou­ble at Rand­park (Firethorn) for the first time since Scot David Law in 2011. He was here for two months, play­ing in six events, and at­tend­ing the KeNako Acad­emy in Ge­orge. “South Africa has un­be­liev­ably tal­ented golfers and they are fight­ers. It was worth it to come out and play here. I gained more from the ex­pe­ri­ence than I ever ex­pected,” he said.

No­table: Matt Saulez (Dur­ban CC), 20, rose to No 2 on the GD rank­ings with a third-place fin­ish in the stroke­play (24 birdies and an ea­gle), and beat No-1 ranked Kyle McClatchie in the match­play semi­fi­nals. Eric Wowor (Kyalami), 16, had his best ever tour­na­ment, fourth in the stroke­play, and fourth in the match­play. For­eign play­ers have this year won four ma­jor lo­cal ti­tles, the SA Stroke­play go­ing to France, and African Am­a­teur to Scot­land.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.