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FSP Players shine at Zwartkop

 

TSHWANE, 7 May 2015 – The rising stars of the South African Disabled Golf Association’s First Swing Programme excelled in the recent Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open, played at Zwartkop Country Club in May.

Seventeen-year-old Charl Theron from Western Province lived up to his star billing with a fifth place finish in the Overall Stroke Play Championship for 0-18 handicaps, second in the Les Autres Division and first in the Under-23 Division.

Fellow Province player, 16-year-old Ignation Douries took 14th overall, and the 13-handicaper finished fourth in the Les Autres and second in the Under-23 Divisions.

Free State player Enrique van Wyk from Free State took the podium in the 54-hole Overall Stableford Championship (19-36 handicaps), while Raylen de Wee won the Arm-Division in the 19-36 handicap division and claimed the runner-up spot overall.

Charles Williams from Boland also impressed in the Deaf Championship for 0-18 handicaps. The Boland golfer, who plays off an 18, took seventh overall.

“We are very excited by the results our FSP players produced this year and extremely thankful to Nedbank for making their participation a possibility,” said SADGA CEO, Eugene Vorster.

“It is critically important to the development of these players that they are afforded the opportunity to test themselves at this level.

“Thanks to Nedbank backing our flagship event for the last 10 years, we are able to bring our top FSP players to the championship and afford them the chance to play on the big stage.”

 

Physically Disabled Overall Gross 0-18 Handicaps – 54-hole Stroke Play)

Charl Theron (Handicap 2)

Western Province

Rounds of 81-77-76

5th Overall

2nd Les Autres

1st Under-23

 

Ignation Douries (Handicap 13)

Western Province

Rounds of 85-88-86

T14 Overall

4th Les Autres

2nd Under-23

 

Physically Disabled Overall Gross 19-36 Handicaps – 54-hole Stableford

Enrique van Wyk (Handicap 29)

Free State

Rounds of 42-33-40

1st Overall

1st Les Autres 19-36

 

Ryalen de Wee (Handicap 30)

Western Province

Rounds of 41-32-41

2nd Overall

1st Arm-Amputee Overall Stableford Handicaps 19-36

 

Deaf Championship

Charles Williams (Handicap 18)

Boland

Rounds of 95-85-86

7th Deaf Overall

 

Daren Hanekom (Handicap 20)

Boland

Rounds of 36-24-21

T5 Deaf Overall Stableford Handicaps 10-36

1st Under-23 Deaf Division

 

Shane le Roux (Handicap 22)

Boland

Rounds of 22-19-18

7th Deaf Overall Stableford Handicaps 10-36

2nd Under-23 Deaf Division

 

Godfrey Baloyi (Handicap 14)

Limpopo

Rounds of 14-25-21

8th Deaf Overall Stableford Handicaps 10-36

 

Jaco Lumley (Handicap 26)

Free State

Rounds of 26-13-15

9th Deaf Overall Stableford Handicaps 10-36

3rd Under-23 Deaf Division

 

GROUP PHOTO – 2015 Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open champion Daniel Slabbert with the First Swing Programme learners; credit Carl Fourie

INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS: Charl Theron, Ignation Doeries, Enrique van Wyk, Raylen de Wee, Charles Williams, Darren Hanekom, Shane le Roux, Godfrey Baloyi and Jaco Lumley; credit Carl Fourie Photography.

 

For further information, please contact:

Lily Reich

Tournament Director

Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open

Cell: 082 888 9888

Email: lily@sagda.co.za

 

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the South African Disabled Golf Association.

Lali Stander

The Write Word Sports Media Consultants

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