Golf fans in the George area are set to witness some of the world’s leading amateur boys and girls junior golfers in action during the KeNako South African World Juniors, a 54 hole strokeplay tournament being played at Kingswood Golf Estate from March 8-10.
“We have managed to put together a first for South Africa by bringing the World Junior Golf Series to George,” said Ron Boon, chairman of KeNako Golf and Sport Academy, principle sponsor behind the event.
“This tournament is a wonderful opportunity for our country’s talented young golfers to measure themselves against some of the best junior players from other countries of the world.”
The series, which is run by the World Junior Golf Foundation, this year comprises five events. It will commence with the South African event followed by Poland, Iceland, Germany and conclude in the United States of America.
Each event carries points based on the finishing position of a player.
“The ranking is a list of the total number of points won by a player taking all five events into consideration,” said Susanna Rosswag, a World Junior Golf Series board member and European director of the organisation.
“Winning the 2011 ranking is an honour junior golfers strive for. In fact the 2010 winner, Maximillian Rotluff, of Germany, has entered the KeNako and is keen to repeat his achievements of last year.”
Entries closed for the South African event at the beginning of February and 107 entries had been received. “Some 76 of these are for boys and the balance girls. In all there will be representation from 20 countries.