March 2012

SAGDB youngsters off to Fish River

Hilmi Mallick (left) and Tristan Gallant from Western Province will be two of the SAGDB players competing at the 2012 Fish River Challenge

In a show of strength, a host of SAGDB players have been chosen to represent their provinces at the 2012 Fish River Challenge inter-provincial. The annual inter-provincial event is contested by u/12 and u/14 golfers from South Africa's southern provinces.

Five SAGDB players will represent Boland at the tournament, with Riaan Rooi, Jamie Josephs and Crystal Beukes teeing it up in the u/12 event. The trio currently occupies the top three spots on the Boland u/12 order of merit. The SAGDB is delighted that 11 year old Crystal has been selected, as it is always notable when a girl is selected to compete in an event at this level.

Dylan Jacobs and Clint Jansen have been chosen to play for Boland u/14 team. Dylan, who is also a member of the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation is currently leading the provincial u/14 order of merit, while Clint is in fifth place.

The Western Province team will also have an SAGDB flavour, with Hilmi Mallick and Tristan Gallant turning out for the u/12 side. Dylan Scholtz was chosen for the WP u/14 A team, while Marcello van Rooyen and Abduraghmaan Adams will play in the WP B side.

"Dylan earned his place by shooting some low scores in the WP trials," says the SAGDB's development manager for WP Rodney Hess. "Now our challenge is to maintain the high standard set by these players, and this will be achieved through continued hard work from our coaches."

The Border squad will also contain three SAGDB players. Thobani Bilitane has earned a place in the u/12 team, while Chuma Adonis and Mangaliso Mnoto will play for the u/14 side.