Tournament Wrap: Ebotse Links Disabled Open

Ebotse Links, 5 March 2024: Get caught up on all the final round action from the second event of the All Abilities Golf Tour supported by Nomads season, the Ebotse Links Disabled Open.

Physically-Disabled Medal: Watts earns hard fought come-from-behind victory

Down by two strokes after a first round 77. Victor by a stroke after a final round 78 after a final hole Birdie-4. David Watts continues to demonstrate why he’s been the man to beat in South African golf for the disabled since making his golf for the disabled tournament debut at Ebotse nearly two years ago.

As in the first round, Watts made the turn in 37 after mixing a Birdie at the 5th with Bogeys at the 3rd and 7th. Overnight leader Iglin Grobbelaar endured a difficult start to his day after dropping four shots over his opening four holes en route to an outward-nine of 44.

Grobbelaar’s card was far cleaner coming home, a Bogey-5 at the 14th the only blemish on a second-nine 37. 

Watts meanwhile dropped five shots in a row from the 10th. Another Bogey at 17 had the tournament on a knife’s edge with either player in with a shot of victory. At the critical moment it was Watts who pulled a rabbit out of the hat and his ball from the hole for a Birdie-4 to round off a hard-fought victory. 

Physically-Disabled Stableford: Steenkamp triumphant in Physically-Disabled Stableford

Roux Steenkamp racked up another All Abilities Golf Tour title with a 12-point triumph  over Ernst Conradie. 

Steenkamp’s outward-nine was a mixed bag: Three-pointers at the 3rd, 5th and 9th holes offset the damage of one-pointers at the 1st and 7th along with zero points at the 6th as the arm-amputee made the turn with 17 points to his name.

Trailing Steenkamp by three points overnight, Conradie turned with 15 points to his name characterised by three-pointers at the 3rd and 9th and three two-pointers.

Steenkamp carded 19 second-nine points courtesy of a penultimate-hole 4-pointer and three three-pointers. By contrast, Conradie was only able to amass 12 second-nine points which put paid to his chances of victory. 

The day and tournament belonged to Steenkamp who, fittingly, capped off another memorable performance with a Par-5 at the 18th which yielded 3 points.

Deaf Medal: Williams earns emphatic 21-stroke victory 

What a difference a day makes. In Charles Williams’ case it made a difference of 12 strokes and proved the difference of converting a 3-stroke 18-hole lead to a mammoth 21-stroke victory over Mark Maconochie.

Williams’ final round performance was far steadier than his opening round effort. The Deaflympian bounced back from an opening hole Double-Bogey six by notching a Birdie-2 at the very next hole. Three successive pars followed and although he gave back shots at the 6th and 8th holes, Williams’ front-nine 39 was a nine-shot improvement on his round one showing.

After Maconochie had made the turn in 45, Williams began his homeward nine with a comfortable nine-stroke advantage. An advantage which grew all the more comfy after Williams made a string of four pars from the 10th while Maconochie played the same stretch in four-over par.

A Birdie-3 at the 16th was the highlight of Williams’ second-nine and not even a last hole stumble, a Triple-bogey 8, could take the gloss off a much-improved display from the PGA of South Africa student which culminated in a round of 79 and a second successive All Abilities Golf Tour title.

Deaf Stableford: Asia pips Goliath to win Deaf Stableford title

The titanic battle for the Deaf Stableford title which unfolded between Aiden Asia and Kyle Goliath was perhaps one of the best adverts for the SADGA First Swing Program ever seen in a tournament setting.

Asia began the final round with a two-point advantage over Goliath and carded 18 front-nine points highlighted by three-pointers at the 6th and 7th holes. But it was Goliath who found himself a point to the good after a 21-point opening-nine which featured five three-pointers.

Asia drew level after a three-pointer at the 12th as the nip-and-tuck battle continued for the balance of the back-nine. Asia’s final-hole three-pointer proved decisive as the pair finished the tournament level on 74 points before Asia won a count-out.

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