July 2016

SAGDB presence felt at SA Women's Match Play

Jamie-Lee Daniels won the plate at the Sanlam SA Women's Amateur Matchplay Championship

After the recent Sanlam SA Women's Amateur Match Play Championship at Ebotse there can be no doubt about the influence that the SAGDB is having on the women's game. With the support of Womens Golf South Africa and local unions, huge strides are being made in developing some top players from disadvantaged backgrounds.

In the 36-hole qualifier, SAGDB graduate Zethu Myeki from Border showed shy she is currently one of the country's top-ranked amateurs. She shot rounds of 73 and 72 to finish third overall.

That put her through to the matchplay event proper, where she was joined by two current SAGDB players. Boland's Crystal Beukes finished tied for 16th after carding 18-hole scores of 80 and 74, while Eastern Province's Jamie-Lee Daniels ended in a tie for 40th after shooting rounds of 87 and 80.

Zethu and Crystal both progressed through to the cup, but unfortunately both lost in the second round.

Jamie-Lee, on the other hand, lost her first match, which put her into the plate competition. However, that was the last time she would taste defeat.

After beating Desiree Geldenhuys 6&5, she got past Jenefer Haw 2&1 and Sonja Bland 3&2. That put her into the plate final against Zayb Fredericks.

The final was a tightly-contested affair, but Jamie-Lee held on to win one-up on the last hole and take the plate trophy.