Sunday, 12 April 2015

Weekly Newsletter 6 - 12 April 2015

On Sunday afternoon Rashid Boughan posted 41 individual stableford points to win the Jesse Salo Golf Fundraiser in support of his hockey trip to Australia.
Francois Schwartz was second on 40 points in a count out from third placed Brenton Marthinus. Three players followed on 39 points - Kariem Anderson, Allen Meyer and Conrad Fortune.  
Despite the current testing course conditions Andries Kori underlined the reason for his provincial team selection when he carded a three under par gross 69 on Saturday. His 39 individual stableford points along with a favourable count out saw him win the day. An also in form Tinus Venter was second after losing that that count out. Oppel Myburg, who returned 38 points, was third on a count out from the final prize winner Pierre Fourie.
In a Mellins i Style matchplay championships, by handcap, Tinus and Hermus Venter scraped in with a birdie on the 18th to knockout Yusuf  Kana and Wade King on the final hole.
In the individual matchplay championships, also by handicap, Adrian McLaren beat Fuad Mahri and Kariem Anderson beat Johan Herselman.
Friday’s IPS invitational tournament, the Mecedes Benz Trophy, as professionally presented as ever, saw Keith Brown (39), Kumar Anoop (42) and Parks Mashaboa (39) the respective division qualifiers for the regional finals in Mauritius. Neil Steyn (41), by virtue of his 2014 win, was credit as second in the A division with Tinuis Venter (39) third. Cedric van der Ross (41) and Gavin Schafer (41) were second and third in the B division. Gary Hepburne (37) and Tony Datnow (34) were second and third in the C division.
Nico Ross (20), Donald Whitebooi (19) and Braam Botes (17) were the first to third respectively in Thursday’s KWV Niner.
Gavin van Zyl returned to old form Wednesday when he carded a gross 77 for 41 points and a win the monthly Leons House of Liquor IPS. Wikus Kok was second on 39 points with Christo Botma third on 38 points.
This week the Club offers the Darsha IPS Wednsday and the Spur Junior Challenge along with the KWV Niner on Thursday. On Friday the course will be closed to the annual NOCCI golf day, another of the KGC’s major corporate occasions. On Saturday it is the Rhodes Medal and the Seniors outing. On Sunday it is the Sealing Solutions League, the format Pinehurst.        

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