Jedeal Tshwane Disabled Open Final Round Wrap

Jedeal Tshwane Disabled Open Final Round Wrap

Get caught up on all the the Jedeal Tshwane Disabled Open final round action from Waterkloof Golf Club.

Slabbert wins second SADGA Open title of the year

Daniel Slabbert won a second SADGA Series title of the year after claiming an eight-stroke victory over Kelvin Van Baalen in the Physically-Disabled Medal. Slabbert, winner of the Nomads Joburg Disabled Open, trailed Van Baalen by a stroke after a first round 82. He shot a much-improved 77 in the final round while Van Baalen struggled to a round of 86 and a runner-up finish. Les Autres golfer Iglin Grobbelaar was two shots further adrift after rounds of 85 and 84.

Van Niekerk holds off Simenya for PD Stableford title

Deon Van Niekerk held off a charging Jimmy Simenya as he followed his stellar opening round of 43 points with a final round of 37 to claim victory in the Physically-Disabled Stableford division by three points.

Simenya should be commended for a fantastic tournament and his final round of 42 points certainly gave Van Niekerk something to think about but ultimately there was no stopping Van Niekerk’s victory bid. It must be said that Simenya’s presence in the field gave the tournament some welcome  international flavour and hopefully  the young Kenyan will contest a few more SADGA Opens in the near future.

Williams seals emphatic Deaf Medal triumph

Seemingly every time Charles Williams tees it up in a SADGA Open he walks away with victory and so it proved yet again as he closed out a 28-stroke triumph over Albano Dos Santos after shooting rounds of 86 and 84.

Williams held a six-stroke lead over Mark Maconochie overnight but in the final round he seemed to be playing a different course to the rest of the Deaf Medal field as he serenely strolled to a resounding win.

Glory for Goliath in Deaf Stableford

Kyle Goliath punctuated a solid two days of golf as he followed an opening round of 31 points with a closing round of 27 to complete a 10-point win over Zubenathi Kroti. Goliath’s victory highlights  the great talent the SADGA’s First Swing Program continues to unearth and with the Cape Town Disabled Open fast approaching, don’t bet against the former Dominican School For Deaf Children Golfer winning another SADGA Open title very soon!

Final Thoughts

Four deserving champions prevailed in the event but were it not for the fantastic sponsorship of Jedeal Construction the tournament wouldn’t have been possible. Everyone at Jedeal, in particular owner and SADGA member Dewald Albertze, pulled out all the stops to ensure the Jedeal Tshwane Disabled Open was a tremendous success. Thank you to Waterkloof Golf Club’s staff for their collective efforts and contribution to what was a memorable event.