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City golf news.

At the Upington Golf Club at the weekend, Kimberley Golf Club’s Geoffrey van der Merwe carded 71, 76 for an aggregate 147 to win the 2019 Northern Cape Mid-Amateur Open. Bertie Steenkamp, playing on home ground, was the runner-up on 149 in a count-out. The KGC’s Basil Nortjé was deemed third also on 149.

Donald Whitebooi returned the best net overall, a 71, to win the monthly OBC Chicken and Meat sponsored Rhodes Medal on Saturday.

Machiel Cronjé (73) and Neil Langley (74) were first and second in the A division while Kariem Anderson (74) and Bernie Turton (76) were first and second in the B division. Dries Mostert carded the best gross on the day, a 77.

The, 19 points was the top score in the Friday Sun Flamingo Meat Niner. Similar count-outs followed by a draw placed Wade King first and Bernie Turton second. Ramon Barlow and Thsepho Molusi were third and fourth, each on 18 points. Francois Schwartz claimed the fifth prize on 17 points.

On Friday the QACCS interprovincial triangular attracted 64 competitors in an event that included not only the team results but an IPS and a fourball alliance. Hosts Northern Cape (29.67) claimed the triangular with Northern Free State (28.35) second and Free State (26.82) third.

The Northern Cape’s Neels Snyders won the IPS on 40 points, while Danny Shaw, Ralph Rex, Clive Korope and Cedric Bredenkamp were the winners of the fourball alliance.

Johnny Cloete (24) and Machiel Cronjé (23) were first and second in the Thursday KWV Niner, each posted two big sixes on the day. A count-out on 22 points placed Ant Crozier third, a big six to his credit.

Wednesday’s Leon’s House of Liquor IPS had Ian Kidson fire a career-best outward nine, a gross 38 for a remarkable 25 individual stableford points.

A more modest return journey was had, he nonetheless posted a winning 39 points for the day.

Bennie Claasen was second on 38 points with Mike Vigne third on 37 points.

The week ahead

This week has the John Dory’s IPS today, the KWV Powerplay Niner tomorrow and the Sun Flamingo Meat Niner along with the snowball draw on Friday.

On Saturday it is the KGC’s BMW Golf Club International tournament. There are two divisions for men, A division 0-12, B division 13-28; and a single division for Ladies 0-28.

Winners proceed to the regional finals at the Bloemfontein Golf Club on Thursday, September 19.