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Masters 2016: Danny Willett pips Jordan Spieth to Green Jacket at Augusta

  
Masters 2016: Danny Willett pips Jordan Spieth to Green Jacket at Augusta

By Jonathan Jurejko

BBC Sport

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Danny Willett’s best shots as he wins the title

Masters final leaderboard (US unless stated)

-5 D Willett (Eng) -2 L Westwood (Eng), J Spieth; -1 P Casey (Eng), JB Holmes, D Johnson; Level M Fitzpatrick (Eng), S Kjeldsen (Den), H Matsuyama (Jpn)

Selected others: +1 J Day (Aus), J Rose (Eng), R McIlroy (NI); +5 J Donaldson (Wal); +6 B Langer (Ger)

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Danny Willett claimed a shock Masters win with a superb five-under-par 67 as 2015 champion Jordan Spieth crumbled during a thrilling final round.
The Englishman, 28, won his first major by three shots on five under to become the first British victor in 20 years.
Overnight leader Spieth, 22, led by five shots as he approached the 10th at Augusta, but the American dramatically dropped six shots in three holes.
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He ended with a one-over 73, tying for second with England’s Lee Westwood.
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Westwood’s three-under-par 69 gave him his second Masters runners-up finish on two under, with Paul Casey, another Englishman, one shot further back in a tie for fourth.
Spieth will be left ruing a remarkable collapse on the iconic par-three 12th, twice finding the water in front of the green as he carded a quadruple bogey seven – to follow successive bogeys on the 10th and 11th holes.
That catapulted Sheffield’s Willett, who was playing the par-five 15th, into the outright lead – one that he would not relinquish after signing for the joint-lowest round of the final day.
Willett’s rapid rise
Willett is one of the golf’s rising stars, having climbed from outside the top 100 to inside the top 10 in less than two years.
But few would have predicted a first major win in only his second appearance on the unforgiving Augusta course, especially because the Yorkshireman’s participation at the Masters had been in doubt, with his wife Nicole due to give birth on the final day.

  

Amazing’ Ko, 18, hailed over major record

   
 

New Zealand’s prime minister led the congratulations Monday after 18-year-old Lydia Ko made golfing history as the youngest winner of a women’s major title.
“Amazing stuff,” tweeted John Key. “Congratulations @lydiako on your win at the Evian Championship and becoming the youngest ever major winner in women’s golf.”
New Zealand’s Ko also became the youngest player to claim the world No 1 ranking in February, when she was still 17, although she is now second behind Park In-bee.
And she holds the record as the youngest winner on the LPGA Tour with the first of her nine victories coming as a 15-year-old amateur at the 2012 Canadian Open.
Ko’s legendary coach David Leadbetter described her final round of 63 at Evian, the best round of this year’s tournament, as almost perfect.
“She hit basically every green. I think she missed two fairways, just by a yard or two and she putted phenomenally well.
“Her strategy was good – it was her time basically.”
“It was pretty much a perfect round of golf.”
Leadbetter added: “At the age of 18 it’s incredible what she’s done … The floodgates will really open now that she’s won her first major and got that so-called monkey off her back.”
Popular news website stuff.co.nz saw Ko going on to become one of New Zealand’s finest sporting heroes.
“The stage is now set for Ko to dominate her field and become one of New Zealand’s greatest sports stars in the process,” it said.

MASTERS TOURNAMENT | GREAT START FOR SOUTH AFRICAN GOLFERS | #GRITSPORTS

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It has been a great start for South Africa Golfers at the Masters tournament with Porteous leading the tournament on -6(9) with a 30 on the front nine holes. Sterne also well placed at -4(11) and Oosthuizen getting an Ace on the fourteenth hole continuing his great form on par 3s.
 

Earlier South African golfer, Hayden Porteous put himself on the golfing in style as he carded -5 under in his first six holes, with eagles on the par five four and six.
 

Hayden, who is ranked 249th in the world and qualified by winning the Jo’burg open, then followed that feat with a birdie on the seventh and left making fans in the process.
 

Porteous won many amateur tournaments in South Africa, including the South African Stroke Play in 2012 and 2013. He was the top-ranked South African player when he turned professional in 2013.

Masters 2016: The five Ps that can win the Green Jacket at Augusta National

 
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1: Precision

Accuracy from the tee is underrated, and has become more necessary over the years but with approach shots it is absolutely essential.
“If you’re off with your tee shots, then you’re going to have a really long day,” explains the 2013 champion, Adam Scott. “But if you’re off with your iron play from the fairway, you’re going to have a long day on the greens putting from 40ft and not giving yourself a lot of chances.
“There are great opportunities here at this course but if the mistakes are made in the wrong areas, there’s a disaster waiting to happen on every shot.”
2: Patience

You cannot force anything around Augusta National. Rather, it is a case of taking opportunities when they arrive. And they will only arrive with a calm mindset.

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“You’ve always got to be patient when you’re playing major championships, and at Augusta in particular,” says Henrik Stenson. “It’s just that the margins for error are so small.
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“I think the patience is even more necessary if you end up in trouble. You want to try and minimise it, make a bogey. Double bogeys are always hard to make up for in majors.
“And also, if you don’t get on a good run, you’ve just got to stay patient because you will have a good run at some point if you’re going to have anything to do with the final outcome.”
3: Pressure

With the greatest will in the world, not many kids grow up harbouring a dream of winning the US PGA Championship. The iconic status of the Masters, even the Green Jacket itself, places an inevitable mental burden upon those who find themselves in Sunday contention.
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Jason Day has spoken of wanting the Masters too much, to his detriment. Sandy Lyle, who won in 1988, adds: “Trying to win any major is stomach-churning. I had a two shot lead at the turn here and I am thinking: ‘Here we go, it’s all over in the next two-and-a-half hours.’
“It’s being like in a waiting room at the dentist. Your stomach is turning over at the thought of knowing you are going to have a painful experience. That’s about as a good way I can explain it.”
4: Putting

Augusta’s greens are notoriously quick and sloping. As Rory McIlroy puts it: “Sometimes you have 5ft left and would be happy with a two-putt.”

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Being blunt, it is impossible to win without putting well over four days. When you putt brilliantly, as shown by Jordan Spieth last year, there is scope for seriously low scoring.
“On Masters week, there is a progression with the greens,” says the 2007 champion, Zach Johnson. “The roll-out becomes more and more. It may not be drastic but there is a couple of feet difference on roll-out of putts. Every year when I get here, my focus is on work on the greens; as it should be.”
5: Par fives

Holes 2, 8, 13 and 15 historically play as the easiest on Masters week. Taking advantage of the chances as presented here can define a player’s position.
“There are no longer any holes outside of the par fives that are easy birdies, other than the 3rd,” explains Phil Mickelson. “The par fours now are so long and tough, that you’re coming in with mid and long irons more often than short irons. We used to hit a lot of wedges in here and now we don’t.
“That’s why the par fives are such a critical element; they give you momentum and opportunities. They’re the only ones that you’re going to have easy putts for birdies. You’re going to have to make a lot of 20- to 40-footers to make birdies on the other holes. So you have to play them smart and effective to be able to shoot under par here.”

Schwartzel makes history with Alfred Dunhill victory

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t took him two days short of two years, and when victory came again for Charl Schwartzel in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club on Sunday, it was fitting that it came at his favourite golf course in the world.
He pieced together a workmanlike two-under-par 70 in the final round, giving him a four-stroke edge over runner-up Gregory Bourdy of France, with two other Frenchmen in third and fourth in Benjamin Hebert and the up-and-coming Sebastien Gros.
‘I was battling a lot of demons out there,’ said Schwartzel after he raised in arms in relief as much as in triumph when he made par on the island green on the 18th of a course where he has won four times and been runner-up on four other occasions – and that’s in 11 starts.
But he spent two years wondering if he was ever going to win again, and those were dark times for the 2011 Masters champion. ‘Sometimes I wasn’t sure it would ever turn around,’ he said. ‘If people realised the amount of work I have put in to the game over the last 18 months, they might understand why it means so much to me.
‘From playing while not seeing how I could ever win again to coming back while still fighting a lot of demons to get it done – I’m pleased to have worked hard and been able to have pulled this off.’
It’s one for the record books, too, in many ways: Schwartzel became the first South African to win the same European Tour tournament four times; he became the latest South African to win 10 European Tour titles after Ernie Els and Retief Goosen; and he now tops the list of South African winners on tournaments co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and European Tour with seven wins, one more than Els.
‘I felt more comfortable today,’ said Schwartzel. ‘I didn’t play much better, but I chipped and putted well and that’s where scoring lies.’
He reached the turn at one-over for the round, and he was able to get things going on the back nine. ‘I needed to get at least two- or three-under on the two par-fives to give myself a really good chance of winning and I was very pleased to go three-under on the back,’ he said.
He made birdie on 11, and then back-to-back birdies on 13 and 14, and that catapulted him clear of the French pursuers and afforded him a degree of comfort coming home.
‘From a personal point of view, I think being able to win again and finding my feet slowly again – that’s been the biggest thing for me today,’ he said. – See more at: http://www.sascoc.co.za/2015/11/30/schwartzel-makes-history-with-alfred-dunhill-victory/#sthash.imct4QhO.dpuf

McIlroy returns in style to lead Spieth by two

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Rory McIlroy showed little rustiness as he returned from an extended break to shoot a six-under 66 and stay two strokes clear of playing partner and world No 1 Jordan Spieth in the first round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on Thursday.

Four-time major winner McIlroy’s last tournament appearance was in November’s DP World Tour Championship which he won to top Europe’s money list for a third season in four and put a gloss on an injury-interrupted season.

A year earlier, McIlroy launched his bid for the US Masters, the only major he has yet to win, but instead of sealing a career grand slam he saw Spieth, 22, take both the Augusta title and later the world No 1 ranking.

“It’s not about making statements or trying to lay down markers, it’s just about trying to play the best that I can,” McIlroy, 26, told reporters after a sizzling first round that opened with successive birdies.

“I felt in practice last week in Dubai I was swinging well. I keep saying there’s no reason why I can’t bring that confidence from the range and practice rounds into the real thing. Today I was able to do that.”

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Sixth-ranked Rickie Fowler completed an awesome playing trio that drew a crowd of more than 200 despite their near-dawn start.

There was little interaction between the players on their front nine, but they seemed more relaxed as the round grew on. Spieth and McIlroy, winners of four of the past six majors, amiably chatted as they walked the later fairways.

McIlroy’s early charge was briefly halted by a bogey on his fourth, but he responded with birdies at five and six to reach the turn on three under.

Spieth was a stroke adrift after picking up shots at his sixth and ninth holes.

McIlroy stretched his lead over Spieth with birdies at 10 and 12, the American sinking three birdies and two birdies in an erratic six holes, but the Northern Irishman then lipped out a 30-foot putt of the final green and Spieth responded with eight-foot birdie to narrow the gap.

Charl Schwartzel Beats Bill Haas In Playoff To Win 2016 Valspar Championship

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PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) Coming up on five years since winning the Masters, Charl Schwartzel was starting to wonder if he would ever win again on American soil.

He didn’t have much reason to think that would change Sunday at the Valspar Championship.

Schwartzel was five shots behind going into the final round on an Innisbrook course that was tougher than ever, and still three shots behind as he approached the toughest part of the Copperhead course.

What followed were extraordinary shots, and a playoff victory over Bill Haas.

All it took was a 65-foot birdie across the green on the 13th. He got up-and-down for birdie from a tough lie in the bunker. His go-for-broke pitch from a dicey lie on the edge of the bunker on the 16th hole allowed him to save par. And he made a 25-foot birdie putt he couldn’t afford to miss on the 17th.

Schwartzel closed with a 4-under 67 – the best score Sunday – and won on the first extra hole when Haas made bogey from a bunker.

”I just needed to get over the hurdle of winning out here again,” Schwartzel said. ”And I think the way today played out with it being really difficult, you’re grinding just to make pars and keep the ball in play. I just needed to put it together on the weekend when it counted.”

He won for the third time in his last six events dating to December (the other two were in South Africa)

Haas had a two-shot lead with three holes to play, and he was torn between whether he let one get away or whether the South African simply won it. Schwartzel and Georgia senior Lee McCoy (69) were the only two players from the final nine groups to break par.

”Charl had the mentality of needing to shoot a good score, and he did, and that was a hard thing to do,” Haas said. ”I had the mentality, `If I shoot even par, I win.’ Pars were kind of good. … I won’t beat myself up too bad. I’ve got to give Charl credit.”

The difference was Schwartzel making two long birdies, and Haas making bogey on the toughest hole at Innisbrook on No. 16. In the playoff, Haas hit into the trees, came up short into a bunker, and blasted out of the soft sand about 20 feet away and missed the par putt.

”That stuff happens,” Haas said about Schwartzel’s birdies. ”That’s what winners do. And winners don’t bogey two of their last four holes they play.”

McCoy felt like as big of a winner as Schwartzel.

The 22-year-old in his final year of college grew up next to Innisbrook and made good on his first sponsor’s exemption. He played next to Jordan Spieth, the world’s No. 1 player, in the final round and looked like a pro on his way to finishing alone in fourth.

It was the best finish by an amateur in a PGA Tour event of top players since 17-year-old Justin Rose tied for fourth at the British Open in 1998 at Royal Birkdale. Robbie Shelton tied for third last year in the Barbasol Championship, held opposite the British Open.

McCoy would have earned $292,800 had he been a pro.

”It was even more fun than you can possibly imagine with it being my home course, being in contention on Sunday playing with the No. 1 player in the world who is an absolute gentleman all day long,” McCoy said. ”It was really, really special.”

Spieth fell behind early, never caught up and closed with a 73 to tie for 18th, seven shots behind. He couldn’t help but applaud McCoy when he finished his round.

Schwartzel and Haas finished at 7-under 277.

It was the highest score to par to win on the PGA Tour since the Spieth won the U.S. Open at 5 under.

”I think everyone’s goal is to keep bogeys off the card,” Schwartzel said when he finished his regulation round. ”You’re just surviving.”

That wasn’t easy to do.

Steve Stricker was two shots out of the lead until he made a double bogey on the par-5 11th and never recovered. Graham DeLaet of Canada, starting the final round one shot behind and determined to get his first PGA Tour victory, never made a birdie in his round of 75.

Ryan Moore hit the ball great and couldn’t figure out the greens, which were slower than normal. Moore was within one shot of the lead at the turn, but he closed with 12 straight pars for a 71 to finish two shots out of the playoff in third place.

It also was a tough day for Ian Poulter, who had a 75-75 weekend and tied for 67th.

That bumped Poulter down to No. 67 in the world ranking, which could knock him out of the Dell Match Play. This was the final week before the world ranking is used to determine the 64-man field (Jim Furyk and Henrik Stenson are not playing). PGA Tour rookie Patton Kizzire closed with a 72 and tied for 33rd, enough to move past Poulter.

US Masters 2017 Day Three: Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose lead, Adam Scott in contention

US Masters 2017 Day Three: Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose lead, Adam Scott in contention
US Masters 2017 Day Three: Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose lead, Adam Scott in contention

US MASTERS: We are all set for a mouth-watering final day at Augusta as Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose lead the way, ahead of American young guns Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler. Australia’s Adam Scott is right in the hunt, too, just three shots back.
LEADERBOARD: -6 Justin Rose; Sergio Garcia -5 Rickie Fowler -4 Charley Hoffman, Ryan Moore, Jordan Spieth -3 Adam Scott -2 Charl Schwartzel; -1 Lee Westwood, Thomas Pieters; Others: +3 Day; +9 Leishman, Luck (A)

Madibaz out to defend USSA golf title

CAPTION: KPMG Madibaz Golf Club star Kyle de Beer will play in his first University Sport South Africa tournament at Centurion Country Club next month. Photo: Supplied

 

NMMU will be sending a potent four-man team to defend their title when the University Sport South Africa golf tournament is played at Centurion Country Club in Northern Gauteng next month.

 

The KPMG Madibaz team dominated last years event at Humewood in Port Elizabeth, winning the A and B sections, while Luke Jerling was crowned the individual champion.

 

Jerling has since turned professional but club manager Karl du Preez feels they have a good chance of retaining the title, even though there will be some pressure on them as the holders.

 

Yes, there will obviously be the challenge to perform as well as last year and a contributing factor is that we are playing inland, he said. It is often perceived that coastal teams are better players at coastal courses.

 

However, he felt that they would still be among the title contenders, with two capable newcomers in Kyle de Beer and Altin van der Merwe.

 

We are only sending one four-man team this year and two of them, Jacques Smith and Hando Brophy, are very experienced at playing USSA tournaments.

 

The rookies (De Beer and Van der Merwe) have extensive experience playing national tournaments and will have major roles to play in assuring success.

 

He pointed out that all four had been chosen for the USSA national team which competed in the SA Challenge Cup in the Western Cape in May, while De Beer had also been selected to represent South Africa at the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei in August.

 

In my opinion, we have a strong side, which, I think, will be very competitive.

 

Du Preez said the USSA tournament was a major goal for the club and that they had put in extensive preparations for the event.

 

The success of the USSA team acts as a major drawcard for potential students to join the varsity so this makes it an important event for us.

 

He said the students had played in most of the EPGU and NMMU Order of Merit events this year and have attended numerous practice sessions at Humewood Golf Club.

 

Du Preez said the biggest challenge would be adapting to the conditions when they tee off early in the Highveld weather.

 

The greens will be quick and there will be no wind, but a big factor is that it is winter and our students will have to adapt to the near freezing temperatures in the morning.

 

I believe one of the toughest competitors will be University of Pretoria, who should be the favourites looking at their past performances.

 

Madibaz beat Pretoria in the final last year, but Du Preez said the Gauteng teams knowledge of the conditions could be an important factor.

Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charges 

Golfer Tiger Woods was arrested on charges of driving under the influence early Monday morning in Jupiter.

Woods, a Jupiter Island resident, was taken into custody at 3 a.m. on Military Trail South of Indian Creek ParkwayPalm Beach County Jail records indicate Woods was released from custody at 10:50 a.m.

Sunshine Classic will see the Chase hotting up


A birdie-birdie finish for a fourth place finish in the Sunshine Ladies Tour Dimension Data Challenge pushed ‘comeback kid’ Kiran Matharu to the summit in the Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies standings on Sunday.

The 27-year-old English golfer will start the Sunshine Ladies Tour Classic, sponsored by Canon, at Glendower on Tuesday with just the slenderest of margins.

She is a mere 255 points ahead of South Africa’s Nicole Garcia, who triumphed at Fancourt, and she has less than a 300-point lead on another South African, Ashleigh Buhai, also a winner this season.

The Leeds golfer put her fans on notice with a top three finish in the season-opening SuperSport Ladies Challenge in early January. She steadily climbed the standings with a fistful of top five finishes before she claimed a magnificent wire-to-wire victory in the Ladies Tshwane Open to pronounce herself a top contender for the R1-million season-finale at Millvale Private Retreat in March.

Even if Matharu surrenders the top spot at Glendower Golf Club, the last seven weeks in South Africa have reshaped Matharu’s career.

She had a long list of achievements as a junior and backed up a victory in the Faldo Series with the English Ladies Amateur Championship title before she joined the pro ranks in 2006.

She won the Volvo Cross Country Challenge – an order of merit based on results in the Scandinavian TPC, SAS Masters, Finnair Masters and Nykredit Masters – in her second season and kept her card going until her career hit the skids and she lost her tour status completely in 2012.

A series of injuries that led to a loss of form and confidence and even a bout of the yips left the poster girl for Asian golf at a crossroads, but Matharu was not ready to except defeat.

Thanks to a cricket physiotherapist, her swing issues was finally diagnosed. Matharu’s problems stemmed from locked hips, but with long hours working on the game, a lot of hard graft in the gym, physiotherapy and her unwavering believe that she could turn things around, she has come full circle.

A tie for third at the WPGA International Challenge, a tie for seventh on the LETAS Tour and ninth in the Hero Women’s Indian Open last year signalled a return to form.

And here, on the Sunshine Ladies Tour, Matharu is getting back to her best. Buhai won the Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies at Glendower in 2014 and Garcia scored her maiden breakthrough at the BMW SA Open venue in 2015. Both players will be hunting repeat success, but the pair agree that Matharu is becoming tougher to beat.

‘Kiran has just stronger and better each week and she’ll want to protect that number one spot at all cost,’ said Buhai, who missed the R500 000 showpiece in George last week for the LPGA Tour’s Australian Women’s Open.

‘I played with Kiran in the final round of the Ladies Tshwane Open and I know she will be tough to beat and she is a very hard opponent, because she never lets up.’

Garcia believes Matharu has the form and determination to go all the way to the finish line.

‘She definitely has the game and the experience and she’s shown week in, week out that she is a top contender,’ said the Benoni golfer.

‘That’s what makes this year’s Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies so exciting. Kiran is an iron lady, Ash is coming into really great form and I’m so confident after the win in George. With Lee-Anne Pace and Carrie Park out of the country, this week is going to be a huge battle between the three of us.’

– See more at: http://www.sascoc.co.za/2017/02/21/sunshine-classic-will-see-the-chase-hotting-up/#sthash.BHABneqG.dpuf

Rory McIlroy Is Out Here Hanging Out With Lions


Rory McIlroy doesn’t just lounge by the pool during his vacations. (At least not on all of his vacations.)
According to McIlroy’s Twitter feed, he’s spending some of his offseason in South Africa — and with wild animals.
McIlroy tweeted on Sunday night: “We’ve had a trip of a lifetime to @londolozi over the last few days. This big guy came to say hello last night!!”
Londolozi, according to its Twitter bio, is a private game reserve in South Africa. McIlroy was apparently along for a tour, and the video he tweeted proves he got a close-up view of the king of the jungle. You can check out the video below. Just don’t get too close.
Mcilroy is in South Africa for the SA Open which tees off on Thursday at Glendower Golf Club.

SA quartet off to All-Africa Championships

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National pride will take precedence when four of the country’s top juniors line up in South Africa’s title defence at the 2016 All-Africa Junior Golf Championship in Tunisia at the end of March. The South African Golf Association (SAGA) selected Herman Loubser from Boland, Central Gauteng pair Marco Steyn and Dylan Naidoo and new cap Dylan Mostert from Ekurhuleni to chase down the country’s 18th consecutive title in Africa’s most prestigious junior team championship at the El Kantaoui Golf Course in Sousse from 23’26 March. Loubser, Steyn and Naidoo were members of the victorious four-man team that marched to a commanding 55 stroke victory at Lusaka Golf Club last year. ‘We are pleased to welcome Herman, Marco and Dylan back for another tour of duty and very proud to see Dylan make a well-deserved national debut,’ said SAGA Golf Integration Manager Eden Thompson, who will accompany the team to Tunisia. ‘All four juniors performed exceptionally well in 2015 and I believe we have selected the strongest available quartet to take up our title defence. ‘Marco enjoyed a solid start to the 2016 season with victory the inaugural Leopard Trophy and he moved to third in the Open Amateur rankings after his victory in the Free State Open in late January. ‘Dylan Naidoo took a podium finish in Dr Bam National Order of Merit title, while Herman vaulted to fourth in the Open Amateur rankings with top 10 finishes in the Gauteng North and Southern Cape Opens and a tie for 12th in the South African Stroke Play Championship. ‘Dylan Mostert was one of the most consistent performers on the junior circuit last season. He broke through for his first provincial victory in the Central Gauteng Open in November and finished the season with a runner-up and two joint third place finishes. He will be a great addition to the team.’ The quartet will not only challenge to protect South Africa’s undefeated record, but the winners and silver medallists of the All-Africa Junior Golf Championship also qualify for the Junior Golf World Cup in Japan later this year. ‘It is a very big honour to be chosen to wear the green and gold and we all want to make a valuable contribution to the team,’ Mostert said. ‘We definitely have our eye on both prizes. There is a lot of pride at stake to keep South Africa’s winning record unbroken, but we also want to make sure we qualify for Japan.’ Thompson said the All-Africa Junior Golf Championship goes a long way in giving the best players in Africa a highly competitive platform to showcase their talent and gain experience. ‘The All-Africa Junior Golf Championship is the biggest stage for junior golf in Africa,’ Thompson said. ‘In the last decade, the championship has grown into one of the most prestigious amateur events on the annual calendar. It is an honour for our players to compete in this esteemed event and we believe our 2016 team will do us proud once again.’ – See more at: http://www.sascoc.co.za/2016/02/23/sa-quartet-off-to-all-africa-championships/#sthash.08pCzFp7.dpuf