The final outcome of the 2015 Challenge Cup Teams Tournament was poised on a knife’s edge, but when the last putt dropped at Milnerton Golf Club the South African Golf Association’s junior team were crowned the champions.
Twelve months after Central Gauteng won the final game in the final round at Cullinan Golf Club to edge out the SAGA Juniors for victory, the country’s rising stars reached the winner’s circle.
At the end of a long and challenging week, five teams were tied on six points, but the SAGA Juniors had done just enough to clinch the tournament by one game.
“Near the end of the final round, it really didn’t look good for us, but never underestimate the hunger of these young players,” said SAGA Golf Integration Manager, Eden Thompson.
“The SAGA Juniors team shared friendship and a common goal this week and they did incredibly well as a team, and individuals, to win this incredibly tightly-fought contest.”
USSA’s eight-man team from TuksSport Golf Academy slotted into a well-deserved second place with 33 game points, while Gauteng North celebrated third place in the standings with 32.5 game points.