Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Amateur Scene -

Louis Mool­man, 32, from Cul­li­nan GC in Gaut­eng North, moved to No 1 in the Mid-Ama­teur rank­ings af­ter vic­tory in the Western Prov­ince Mid-Am at Steen­berg (68-67), and se­cond place in the Boland Mid-Am at Ara­bella. Af­ter six events as a Mid-Ama­teur com­peti­tor this year, Mool­man has had a win, four sec­onds, and a T-4.

Ger­lou Roux (Bel­lville), 41, won the Boland ti­tle (71-72) af­ter a play­off against Mool­man. Ruan Botha (Rand­park), 34, won the North West Mid-Am (72-69) at Rusten­burg, hav­ing won the South­ern Cape ti­tle in May. Hugo Maritz (Hume­wood), 39, shot 68-66 to win the East­ern Prov­ince Mid-Am at Wedge­wood.

Wen­dell Bos­sen­ger (CCJ) won the KZN ti­tle on 73-71 at Dur­ban CC. Sam Simp­son had a run­nerup fin­ish in the Ital­ian Un­der-16 cham­pi­onship, and part­nered team-mates Martin Vorster and Casey Jarvis to se­cond place in the team com­pe­ti­tion. South­ern Cape golf­ing stal­wart John Mitchell, age 68, has died af­ter a long ill­ness. An hon­orary life mem­ber at Ge­orge Golf Club, where he was an 11-time club cham­pion, he rep­re­sented East­ern Prov­ince at In­ter­provin­cials through the 1970s and 1980s when South­ern Cape was a sub-union of the EPGU, and was a Spring­bok re­serve in 1974. He won the Cape Prov­ince Open five times and sev­eral EP cham­pi­onships. He was one of the fun-lov­ing char­ac­ters of ama­teur golf in his era, whose pranks are still re­mem­bered. His son Ni­cholas has been a star per­former for South­ern Cape in re­cent years and has won the Ge­orge club champs seven times and the Cape Prov­ince Open in 2010.

The SA Ju­nior team which com­peted in Italy. From left, Casey Jarvis, Kian Rose, Sam Simp­son, Yu­rav Prem­lall and Martin Vorster.

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