Dainfern: Kearsney Pupil wins Golf Championship

2013-04-02 00:00

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AT the recent Dainfern College National Golf Championships in Johannesburg, Kearsney College’s Greg Royston continued his superb run of form, winning the individual competition on a score of two under par over three rounds. After starting the final round with a lead of four, Royston managed to hold on in a hard fought battle with Dylan Naidoo from Tuks Sports Academy. Royston achieved the best gross score of the tournament.

In the team format, Royston and Greg McKay came second trailing by one shot, losing to Tuks Sports B team with Tuks Sports A team coming in at third place in a field of 51 teams.

At the KwaZulu-Natal Inter-High Schools’ Golf Championship held at Victoria Country Club in early March, where teams of four competed over 18 holes of Strokeplay, it was Hilton that dominated.

This tournament is one of two played by all KZN golfing schools in the province and is used to determine the school from KZN that will attend the Retief Goosen National Schools Golf Challenge at Humewood GC, Port Elizabeth, in June, 2013.

The Hilton B team of Matt Lauryssen 78, Rourke Lauryssen 73, Tyron Searle 79 and Matt Drysdale 73 won the tournament by four shots over Westville Boys’ High, with Hilton A side in third place, followed by Kearsney, Clifton and Westville B.

Four Westville boys out of the squad of 16 gained selection in the KZN Southern Coastal golf team, with three each from Kearsney and DHS making up the bulk of the team. The Southern Coastal team will play against the Midlands/Inland side during the third term and from this KZN A and B teams will be chosen.

All three rounds played between the two sides will count as part of the selection process for KZN Schools to play the IPT in Durban during the October holidays.

KZN Coastal A: C Mansfield (Westville), G Royston (Kearsney), D Govender (DHS), J Broomhead (Wvl), G McKay (Ksn), R Towell (Glenwood), A Gounden (Phoenix), B Botha (Wvl)

Coastal B: R Coetzer (DHS), D Walker (Gwd), J Kennedy (Ksn), R KiliiaN (DHS), l Mayo (Umhhlanga), R Karstadt (Clifton), A Earle (Cft), M Harcus (Wvl)

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