April 2013

Crystal wins in Somerset West

Crystal Beukes (centre) with Somerset West GC captain Denise Codrington and president Jane Wagenfeld

12-year old Crystal Beukes is one of the brightest prospects amongst the girls in the SAGDB's programme. The youngster from Somerset West is already making a name for herself in Western Province golf.

At her recent club championships, Crystal dominated the field to be crowned the 2013 Somerset West ladies champion.

She shot rounds of 86 and 81 for a 36 hole total of 168. This effort put her seven shots clear of her nearest challenger.

She also won the nett junior trophy, as her nine handicap gave her a 36-hole nett score of 150.

A little over a month ago, Crystal was still playing off a 12 handicap. Playing in the Womens Golf Western Province Amateur Championships, she won the Executive Trophy in the division for handicaps 10-18.

That performance and a string of other good scores pushed her handicap down to nine, which placed her into the A division at her club championships. She rose to the challenge, and her win clearly marks her as a player for the future.