Gerlou Roux wins Highveld Mid Amateur Open
Gerlou Roux won this year’s Highveld Mid Amateur Open which was played at Middelburg CC on 6 April 2014. Gerlou scored 142 ( 75, 67) and Dougie McCabe and Benn van Loggerenberg finished tied 2nd with scores of 144. Please click here to view the full day’s results.
Last year Thriston Lawrence became the youngest player ever to win the Championship
at 16 years, 2 months and 26 days and also equalled the biggest winning margin, when
he beat Andrew Light 9 & 8. This year he has become the first player since Teddy
Webber in 1978, to win consecutive Sanlam SA Amateur Championship titles. He beat
James du Preez 1-
The Annual Triangular Match between Highveld, Lowveld and Limpopo was hosted at Graceland Country Club on 15/16 February, 2014. The course was in an excellent condition. A and B teams took part. This annual match stretches way back to the early 1970’s where the then Far North dominated. Highveld took over this mantle from late 1990’s to 2011 when Lowveld decided they had had enough playing secon fiddle and with a crop of youngsters have since taken over. This pattern continued over the past weekend with Lowveld winning the A section comfortably in spite of 2 of their stars not being available – Thriston Lawrence and Teddy Mathebula .
Lowveld beat Highveld 8 – 4 : Lowveld beat Limpopo 10 – 2 : Highveld beat Limpopo 10 – 2
Results B Section
Highveld beat Lowveld 11 – 1 : Highveld beat Limpopo 9 – 3 : Limpopo beat Lowveld 9 – 3
Total Points : Highveld 6; Lowveld 4; Limpopo 2
Walker Park Golf Club hosted the 2014 Mpumalanga Closed Championship on Sunday 2 Feb. The field was graced with 87 of the province’s top golfers.
The competition was very tight and in the end it came down to Jasper van der Westhuizen who beat the legend Eddy Daniel by one shot. Jasper van der Westhuizen recorded 133 shots over 36 holes which was a staggering 11 under par. The seniors division was claimed by S. Smit with 141 and runner up was T. Masemula with 146 shots. Various dignitaries of the golf fraternity were also present including the President of Mpumalanga Golf mister Martin Smallberger and he commented the following: “The golf played was of exceptional standard, which is indicative of the good quality of the course. My gratitude goes to the Walker Park Management for hosting a successful and value adding competition.” Please click here to view the full tournament’s results.
Hannes van Dyk won the MGU U/23 Open which was played at Lydenburg GC on 12 January 2014. Hannes scored 142 (72,70) and was followed by Christoff Els on 145 (72,73) and Donavan de Vries on 146 (74,72). Please click here to view the full day’s results.