Vorster best, but Louis57 Academy finish second at Langebaan

LANGEBAAN, 29 September 2015 – Modderfontein Golf Club mounted a spirited comeback in the final round to seal in a hat-trick of victories in the Louis Oosthuizen SA Junior Club Team Championship at Langebaan Country Estate on Tuesday.

Champions Modderfontein Golf Club and runner’s-up Louis 57 Golf Academy with SAGA Golf Integration Manager Eden Thompson and Petrie Cronje from Louis 57 at the Louis Oosthuizen SA Junior Club Team Championship at Langebaan Country Estate
Champions Modderfontein Golf Club and runner’s-up Louis 57 Golf Academy with SAGA Golf Integration Manager Eden Thompson and Petrie Cronje from Louis 57 at the Louis Oosthuizen SA Junior Club Team Championship at Langebaan Country Estate

Marco Steyn, Guy Waterhouse and Eric Wowor compiled a superb total of 221 and Modderfontein triumphed by three strokes on 689 over the Louis 57 Golf Academy.

“This was by far the hardest one to win and we are absolutely thrilled with this third victory,” said Modderfontein team manager Lance Michler.

“Marco, Eric, Guy and Dylan Naidoo showed incredible spirit, resilience and determination over the three rounds to pull it through.

“Regretfully, Langebaan had some difficulty with their greens and this resulted in a putting surface that was not up to the standard that the South African Golf Association or the representatives of The Louis 57 brand would usually present.

“SAGA didn’t learn of the situation in time to change the venue, but all credit to the staff at Langebaan who did everything within their power to make the situation better for the players during the tournament.

“Given the state of the greens, the players really battled with scoring, but our players committed to give the championship their best endeavour. I am incredibly proud that all four lads made our third successive victory a real team effort.”

The defending champions started strong with an opening 228 to share the first round lead with Rondebosch Golf Club, however, a second round 240 left them trailing the Louis 57 quartet by eight strokes.

“The players were smarting after the second round and I shared their frustration,” Michler said.

“Dylan spoke to the guys at dinner and, after a two-minute team talk, the lads were back to form and determined to fight for our third victory.”

Naidoo spearheaded the challenge over the first two rounds, but for a third successive year, fellow TuksSport Golf Academy member Steyn led the final round assault.

Steyn fired an even-par 72, while Waterhouse returned a 74 and Wowor registered a 75.

“Marco really came through for the team with that superb final round,” Michler said

“This team really plays for each other and rally around each other, and it was fantastic to see how Guy and Eric stepped it up when Dylan got off to a very bad start.

“Eric also played a champions innings and I have to commend Guy, who incidentally was just appointed 2016 head boy at Hilton College. He hasn’t teamed up with Dylan, Eric and Marco in this event before, but he was 100% committed to making it three for three for Modderfontein.

“The Louis Oosthuizen SA Junior Club Team Championship is among the most coveted titles on the national junior circuit and, despite the hardships this week, this team is proud as punch to lift Louis’ trophy for a third year running.”

Although Modderfontein denied the Louis 57 Golf Academy a maiden breakthrough, Martin Vorster, Marcus Smal, Jordan Duminy and Christo Lamprecht did attain their best finish yet in the prestigious junior team event.

Vorster’s final round 76 lifted him to victory in the Individual Competition, while Smal and Duminy contributed respective rounds of 77 and 79 for a final round 232 and sole second on 692.

Rondebosch’s Hilmi Mallick (76), Alistair Snowdon (78) and Abduragmaan Adams (81) combined for a final round 235 to finish in third on 697.

TEAM RESULT

(Best 3 scores of 4 to count)

689 Modderfontein Golf Club

228 Dylan Naidoo 75 Marco Steyn 75 Eric Wowor 78; 240 Dylan Naidoo 77 Marco Steyn 78 Guy Waterhouse 85; 221 Marco Steyn 72 Guy Waterhouse 74 Eric Wowor 75

692 Louis 57 Golf Academy

232 Martin Vorster 74 Marcus (Jnr) Smal 78 Christo (Jnr) Lamprecht 80; 228 Martin Vorster 74 Christo (Jnr) Lamprecht 76 Jordan Duminy 78; 232 Martin Vorster 76 Marcus (Jnr) Smal 77 Jordan Duminy 79

697 Rondebosch Golf Club

228 Alistair Snowdon 75 Abduragmaan Adams 76 Craig Baba 77; 234 Alistair Snowdon 72 Craig Baba 81 Hilmi Mallick 81; 235 Hilmi Mallick 76 Alistair Snowdon 78 Abduragmaan Adams 81

716 Theewaterskloof Golf Club

237 Willem Boshoff 78 Tyron Davidowitz 79 Dandre Spies 80; 246 Dandre Spies 80 Willem Boshoff 81 Tyron Davidowitz 85; 233 Willem Boshoff 76 Dandre Spies 77 Tyron Davidowitz 80

720 Durban Country Club

243 Nikhil Gopal 79 Jonothan Broomhead 81 Lisanthan Moodley 83; 245 Lisanthan Moodley 80 Nikhil Gopal 82 Samual Mckenzie 83; 232 Lisanthan Moodley 76 Samual Mckenzie 78 Jonothan Broomhead 78

720 Durbanville Golf Club

241 Christiaan Steenkamp 79 Ian Botha 80 Ayden Senger 82; 240 Ian Botha 78 Ayden Senger 79 Christiaan Steenkamp 83; 239 Ian Botha 76 Ayden Senger 78 Christiaan Steenkamp 85

723 Benoni Lake Club

240 Chase Paton 77 Dane Rutherford 81 Kyle Opperman 82; 245 Kyle Opperman 79 Chase Paton 80 Jared Miller 86; 238 Chase Paton 76 Kyle Opperman 80 Jared Miller 82

730 Dainfern Country Club

237 Dean Martin 76 Miles Taylor 77 Cameron Walker 84; 244 Dean Martin 81 Miles Taylor 81 Marcus Taylor 82; 249 Marcus Taylor 81 Miles Taylor 84 Dean Martin 84

736 Reading Country Club

240 David Ross 76 Kyle Klopper 81 Tian Swart 83; 252 Kyle Klopper 83 David Ross 84 Keegan van Jaarsveld 85; 244 Kyle Klopper 79 David Ross 81 Keegan van Jaarsveld 84

739 Lydenburg Golf Club

247 Jacques Brits 80 Tiaan Brits 82 Henco Erasmus 85; 246 Tiaan Brits 79 Jacques Brits 83 Henco Erasmus 84; 246 Jacques Brits 81 Henco Erasmus 82 Schalk Grobler 83

745 Middelburg Golf Club

245 Hanro Kilian 78 Banele Mavuso 81 Reghard Viljoen 86; 250 Banele Mavuso 81 Reghard Viljoen 83 Hanro Kilian 86; 250 Banele Mavuso 81 Reghard Viljoen 84 Hanro Kilian 85

753 Umhlali Country Club

242 Thabiso Magwaza 79 Connor Stoyell 81 Matthew Mason 82; 259 Tristan Egly 84 Thabiso Magwaza 85 Connor Stoyell 90; 252 Connor Stoyell 81 Matthew Mason 83 Thabiso Magwaza 88

754 Paarl Golf Club

240 Heinrich Gregorowski 80 Tyran Snyders 80 Luca Schwarte 80; 261 Tyran Snyders 82 Luca Schwarte 85 Heinrich Gregorowski 94; 253 Luca Schwarte 81 Heinrich Gregorowski 84 Tyran Snyders 88

757 CMR

255 Fritz Orren 79 Raylyn Anthony 88 Nkosenye Carl Mwale 88; 257 Fritz Orren 83 Nkosenye Carl Mwale 85 Raylyn Anthony 89; 245 Fritz Orren 79 Raylyn Anthony 80 Nkosenye Carl Mwale 86

798 Blue Valley

258 Bryce Webel 82 Tristan Webel 86 Alessio Graziani 90; 273 Tristan Webel 87 Alessio Graziani 90 Bryce Webel 96; 267 Alessio Graziani 87 Tristan Webel 88 Bryce Webel 92

INDIVIDUAL RESULT

224 Martin Vorster 74 74 76

225 Marco Steyn 75 78 72; Alistair Snowdon 75 72 78

230 Dylan Naidoo 75 77 78

233 Chase Paton 77 80 76

234 Ian Botha 80 78 76

235 Willem Boshoff 78 81 76; Marcus Smal 78 80 77

237 Dandre Spies 80 80 77; Guy Waterhouse 78 85 74

238 Hilmi Mallick 81 81 76; Christo Lamprecht 80 76 82

239 Lisanthan Moodley 83 80 76; Ayden Senger 82 79 78; Eric Wowor 78 86 75

241 Kyle Opperman 82 79 80; Fritz Orren 79 83 79; David Ross 76 84 81; Dean Martin 76 81 84

242 Miles Taylor 77 81 84

243 Kyle Klopper 81 83 79; Banele Mavuso 81 81 81; Craig Baba 77 81 85

244 Jonothan Broomhead 81 85 78; Jacques Brits 80 83 81; Tyron Davidowitz 79 85 80; Abduragmaan Adams 76 87 81

245 Nikhil Gopal 79 82 84

246 Luca Schwarte 80 85 81

247 Christiaan Steenkamp 79 83 85

248 Samual Mckenzie 87 83 78

249 Hanro Kilian 78 86 85

250 Tyran Snyders 80 82 88

251 Marcus Taylor 88 82 81; Henco Erasmus 85 84 82; Tiaan Brits 82 79 90

252 Jordan Duminy 95 78 79; Connor Stoyell 81 90 81; Thabiso Magwaza 79 85 88

253 Reghard Viljoen 86 83 84; Keegan van Jaarsveld 84 85 84

255 Schalk Grobler 88 84 83

256 Tristan Egly 83 84 89

257 Raylyn Anthony 88 89 80

258 Jared Miller 90 86 82; Heinrich Gregorowski 80 94 84

259 Nkosenye Carl Mwale 88 85 86; Jamie Josephs 84 90 85

260 Dane Rutherford 81 93 86

261 Tristan Webel 86 87 88; Matthew Mason 82 96 83

264 Tian Swart 83 94 87

267 Alessio Graziani 90 90 87

270 Bryce Webel 82 96 92

271 A.J. Meyer 95 89 87

281 Kayle Wykes 95 96 90; Cameron Duncan 90 97 94

294 Tristan Hamilton 96 97 101

WD Cameron Walker 84 89 WD; Ethan Smith 87 WD WD

 

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the South African Golf Association.

Lali Stander

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