World Golf Events South Africa has announced yesterday the two Team South Africa squads for the amateur World Golfers Championship to take place at the World Final in November.
60 Regional finalists, who had qualified across four eliminations, converged in KwaZulu-Natal from 9-11 September, to compete for a finish in the top 2 of their flight in the final round of the Team SA qualifiers.
Day 1 teed-off on the south coast at Selborne Park Golf Club and Day 2 at Cotswold Downs Golf Estate. Both host courses had been kept a ‘secret’ and only announced to the golfers at the Welcome Dinner to ensure each finalist had a fair shot at winning a team placement.
In his role as Master of Ceremonies for the National Final, PGA Master Professional, Dale Hayes announced the top two winning scores in each flight and the players who would be raising the flag for South Africa at the World Final.
“The 20th anniversary event is a special milestone for the Championship and we are thrilled with teams that we will be taking to the World Final,” said Craig Clay-Smith, spokesperson for World Golf Events South Africa, the SA event owners and organisers.
“Judging by the consistently high standard of golf played throughout the qualifiers through to the team selection, we feel extremely confident that Team South Africa will defend the title against the competing countries from all over the globe that will be traveling to KwaZulu-Natal from 1 – 8 November.”
The amateur golfers who will represent Teams South Africa for 2014 are:
- A Division (0-5 flight): Kreuben Thambiran and Stephen Marais
- B Division (6-10 flight): Nundhkumar Maharaj and Richard Blignaut
- C Division (11-15 flight): Eugene Mbambo and Obie Oberholzer
- D Division (16-20 flight): Marius de Bruyn and Darrell Bailey
- E Division (21-25 flight): Leon van der Walt and Matthew Pravda