Modderfontein Golf Club mounted a spirited comeback in the final round to seal in a hat-trick of victories in the Louis Oosthuizen SA Junior Club Team Championship at Langebaan Country Estate last month.
Marco Steyn, Guy Waterhouse and Eric Wowor compiled a superb total of 221 and Modderfontein triumphed by three strokes on 689 over the Louis 57 Golf Academy.
“This was by far the hardest one to win and we are absolutely thrilled with this third victory,” said Modderfontein team manager Lance Michler.
“Marco, Eric, Guy and Dylan Naidoo showed incredible spirit, resilience and determination over the three rounds to pull it through.
“Regretfully, Langebaan had some difficulty with their greens and this resulted in a putting surface that was not up to the standard that the South African Golf Association or the representatives of The Louis 57 brand would usually present.
“SAGA didn’t learn of the situation in time to change the venue, but all credit to the staff at Langebaan who did everything within their power to make the situation better for the players during the tournament.
“Given the state of the greens, the players really battled with scoring, but our players committed to give the championship their best endeavour. I am incredibly proud that all four lads made our third successive victory a real team effort.”
“The Louis Oosthuizen SA Junior Club Team Championship is among the most coveted titles on the national junior circuit and, despite the hardships with the greens, this team is proud as punch to lift Louis’ trophy for a third year running.”
Although Modderfontein denied the Louis 57 Golf Academy a maiden breakthrough, Martin Vorster, Marcus Smal, Jordan Duminy and Christo Lamprecht did attain their best finish yet in this prestigious junior team event.
Vorster’s final round 76 lifted him to victory in the individual competition, while Smal and Duminy contributed respective rounds of 77 and 79 for a final round 232 and sole second on 692.
Rondebosch’s Hilmi Mallick (76), Alistair Snowdon (78) and Abduragmaan Adams (81) combined for a final round 235 to finish in third on 697.