July time fruitful for juniors

Shaka Langa of Southern KZN Nomads with some of the juniors who played in golf tournaments held on the South Coast during the July holidays.

IT has been a very busy time for junior golfers in the province, with numerous tournaments taking place.

First stop on the South Coast leg of the ‘Tour’ was the Alfred County Champs at Port Shepstone CC.

Winner was Nathan Trodd (Maritzburg Golf Club) on a score of 76, two ahead of Sandile Ngcobo (Cato Ridge).

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B division honours went to Thobelani Magwaza (Umhlali CC) on 85, with Chris Massey (Port Shepstone CC) the runner-up on 88.

Combined A and B division nett was won by Andrew Woodley (Mount Edgecombe CC) on 71, from Sithembiso Khaba (Umhlali) on nett 73.

Stableford winner was Wesley McNeill (Margate CC) on 40 points, edging out Keagan Horner (Royal Durban) on 39.

Next day it was off to Margate Country Club for the Terry Mitchell Trophy.

Trodd was again in the mix with a 76, but beaten by Louis Barnard (Maritzburg GC) who had 75.

The B division was won on 81 by Ayanda Gwala (Cato Ridge), three ahead of Robert Akerman (Victoria CC).

Cleaning up in the nett for the second day in a row was Sithembiso Khaba on 69, pipping Sanele Gugushe (Cato Ridge) by one.

Kairav Maduray (Mount Edgecombe CC) won the Stableford on 40 points, counting out Junior Gumede (Kloof CC).

Day three of the mini tour ended at Southbroom Golf Club, where Trodd was back atop the podium, winning the Purtell Trophy.

This time he returned a 74 to finish well clear of Mitchell Hampson (Umdoni Park), who had 78.

Magwaza made it two out of three wins in the B division, scoring 83 to beat Luke Cubitt (Scottburgh GC) by two.

Akhil Maduray (Mount Edgecombe CC) stopped Khaba’s run in the nett, winning on 68, with Jack Cubitt (Scottburgh GC) the runner-up on 70.

Stableford honours went the way of Keagan Horner on 36 points, counting out Ryan Hogan (Umkomaas GC).

Trodd was presented with the Southern KZN Nomads trophy for winning the three-day aggregate, fairly comfortably it has to be said.

A tournament at the Wild Coast was on the go at the time of writing.


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