JOHANNESBURG– Both the South African boys and girls teams have qualified for the 2018 Toyota Golf Junior World Cup in Japan in June with victories in both competitions at the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge held in Morocco last week.
The South African boys team claimed a 20th consecutive victory for the country in the prestigious junior championship with a winning score of 866, while the girl’s team defended their title with an overall score of 622.
Morocco also booked their spot in the world junior event at the Chukyo Golf Club in Toyota City from June 12 to 15 with a second-place finish on 919 in the boy’s competition.
Zimbabwe edged out the hosts to take second in the girl’s competition, combining for 686 to deny the host union by four shots. South Africa also enjoyed one-two-three finishes in the individual competitions.
Reigning South African Women’s Amateur champion Kajal Mistry defended her girls’ individual title with a winning score of 307, while Sanlam South Africa Amateur champion Deon Germishuys topped the boy’s competition on three-under-par 285.
Newcomer Caitlyn Macnab took second place in the scoring department in the girl’s competition on 318 and Symone Henriques tied for third on 311 with Intissar Rich from Morocco.
Reigning Italian Under-16 champion Martin Vorster finished second on 288, two shots ahead of new cap Werner Deyzel.
Ayden Senger, also making his debut for South Africa, finished in sixth place on 307.
Eden Thompson, who managed the boys’ team, said: This is a young team in terms of experience, but the dynamic of the team worked really well for this tournament format. Martin debuted for South Africa in the African Amateur, but it was the first time Deon, Werner and Ayden had represented the country on the international stage.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK