Tuesday, 29 March 2016
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 2016
KGC Report 28 March 2016
NOMADS JUNIOR GOLF
De Beer edges Lamprecht for the 2016 Nomads North & South Championship Title
81 young players from throughout the RSA, the Who’s Who of junior golf, teed up at the KGC Wednesday and Thursday in the annual Nomads North and South Junior Championship seeking not only a win, but, also the opportunity to earn points for the all-important National Rankings.
Windy conditions on Wednesday kept scores in check for the opening rounds, just two players under par in the morning and three players under par in the afternoon. Leading the field after 36 holes were Christo Lambrecht (Oubaai GC) on 142 (69, 72), Bradley de Beer (Fancourt CC) on 143 (73, 70) and Franklin Manchest (George GC) on 144 (71, 73).
The SAGA reports on the final round Thursday morning:
“Southern Cape duo Bradley de Beer and Christo Lamprecht traded the lead a few times during the final round of the Nomads North and South Championship, but a well-timed birdie at the penultimate hole helped De Beer to clinch his first national title at Kimberley on Thursday.
The 16-year-old Fancourt player signed off with an even-par 72 to triumph on one-under-par 215, while Lamprecht from Oubaai returned a 74 to take second on even par.
One behind at the start of the round De Deer leapfrogged Lamprecht for the early lead with back-to-back birdies at two and three, but the pair drew level at even par after De Beer dropped a shot at five and made double bogey at six.
De Beer edged clear again with an eagle at the par five seventh, but lost the advantage with a double bogey at nine. Lamprecht kept control at one under through the turn, but handed De Beer the lead when he bogeyed 13 to go even-par again.
De Beer dropped a shot at 15 and the pair remained tied at even-par until the 17th hole decided the outcome of the Nomads Order of Merit event.”
“I hit driver down the fairway, but Christo pulled his tee shot into the trees,” De Beer said.
“Christo punched out into the left greenside bunker, but left his trap shot well short and two-putted for bogey. I had 100 meters to the pin and hit a soft sand-wedge to a foot and holed the putt for birdie.
“I hit a good drive at 18 and seven-iron just short of the green, but I didn’t hit the greatest chip. I had about two meters to the pin, but the first putt raced just past the hole. I had a shot in hand, so I just took my time over the par putt to seal the victory.”
De Beer, a student at Glenwood House, was pleased with the victory so early in the season.
“My coach, Adam McKinley, and I worked on a number of things last year to get my game to a higher competitive level and I didn’t compete in a lot of events,” said De Beer.
“It’s really great to come out here and to test myself against some of the top juniors in the country. The final round was really tight and it could have gone either way. I wasn’t driving the ball all that well and a couple of wayward drives on the front nine cost me a lot of shots, but I’m really proud that I managed to scramble well to keep myself in the tussle. It’s a great feeling to walk away the champion.”
Werner Deysel (Woodhill CC) and Luke Mayo (Mount Edgecomb CC) were tied for third place on 218. All Africa Champion Sentanio Minnie (Glendower GC) and Franklin Manchest followed on 219. Joshua Edwards fared the best from the KGC with rounds of 76, 77, 74 tied for 20th on 227.
Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl Port Elizabeth
Meanwhile in the Nomads SA Girl’s Rose Bowl Championship played at the Port Elizabeth Golf Club the KGC’s Mikah Poonawassy took the D-Division honours with a six point victory after posting rounds of 37 and 35 individual stableford points.
For those statistically minded the Albatross Live Scoring System employed in the Nomads North and South Championship at the Kimberley Golf Club provided some interesting reading at the end of the 54 hole event.
All in all the 81 young players posted 21 eagles, 528 birdies, 2161 pars, as well as 1337 bogeys and 327 double bogeys or worse.
The stroke average per hole, which defines the stroke rating as we know it, rated the par four fifth as stroke 1 for the tournament. The hole conceded one eagle and just seven birdies with an average .68 over par. Most surprisingly the short par three fourteenth was rated stroke 2, conceding just five birdies with an average of .62 over par. At the other end of the scale the par five twelfth was rated stroke 18, conceding two eagles and 99 birdies with an average -.32 under par.
For the record the sixteenth, stroke one as the members know it, only rated stroke 10 for the tournament.
The low round for the tournament was 68. The biggest contrast in a single round was 31, 43 for 74.
Wilco Nienaber, who has attracted so much attention recently, returned a very competitive 73, 72 on Wednesday at which point he lay fourth on the leaderboard. Sadly he had to settle for an 80 on Thursday and a tie for ninth position. Nonetheless his opening drive on the first tee on Thursday morning produced another extraordinary feat. With the tee placed on the right half of the box most players opted for a safe iron shot inside the tree line, landing short of the fairway bunker. Not young Nienaber, he reached for his driver, faced the green and launched his tee shot directly up and over the tallest tree forty metres in front of him to land, once again, not too far short of the car path rope at the green.
Kimberley Golf Club News
Saturday afternoon the Mayoral Diamond and Dorings Golf Day saw Clive Karope and B Rasego post a winning 56 points, the format a betterball stableford played from a scramble drive. Andries Kori and Parks Mahaboa were
the runners up on 54 points on a count out from Thato and Alvin Botes.
Donald Whitebooi and Bernie Turton were fourth on 48 points.
In the morning Club competition, an IPS, Nico Ross was first on a count out on 37 points. Graham Grobbelaar from Badplaas was the runner up on the same score. Eddie Barkhuizen was third on 34 points.
Andries Kori finished one under par to post 20 points and the winning score in the Friday Flamingo casino Meat and Slots Niner. Gavin Oliver was second on 19 points. A count out on 18 points placed AJ Durant third and Keenan Aysen fourth. Flex Rantoa collected fifth prize on 17 points.
Braam Botes claimed the only six pointer of the day on his way to 22 points and a clear win the KWV Niner Thursday afternoon. Nico Ross was second on 20 points. Herby Woodbridge was third on 17 points.
The Tuesday Super Six Tournament sponsored by Cleveland Golf was won by Tenderson Mantyetsa on 15 points. Allen Meyers was the runner up on 13 points.
This week the KGC hosts the Cleveland Golf Super Six on Tuesday, the Horseshoe Inn BBS on Wednesday, the KWV Niner on Thursday and the Sun Flamingo Niner along with the CTCS draw on Friday. At the weekend it is the Monthly Medal on Saturday and the Sealing Solutions League on Sunday.
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