Hilton’s young golfers dominate KZN schools’ championships

2011-08-09 00:00

ON August 4 and 5 the KwaZulu-Natal Schools’ Golf Championships took place at Victoria Country Club (VCC). Two earlier competitions had taken place at the Cotswolds Downs course, with the first won by Westville and the second by Glenwood.

Hilton College won the Schools’ Trophy at the VCC by 11 shots, a remarkable victory considering they have a young team with only two boys in matric. Their B side placed sixth, showing Hilton’s strength in golf at present. That they have six players in the A and B KZN golf teams, together with the only two reserves, shows they are undoubtedly the leading golf school in the province.

The final results of the top 10 teams were: 1. Hilton A, 2. Kearsney, 3. Westville, 4. Maritzburg College, 5. Michaelhouse, 6. Hilton B,

7. Clifton, 8. DHS, 9. Glenwood, 10. St Charles.

Following the matches, the KZN Schools’ golf teams taking part in the interprovincial schools’ tournament were announced. Two Hilton College boys, Mike Ryan and Jarryd Edy, were selected for the KZN Schools’ A team, with Matt Lauryssen and Chris Saunders being selected for the KZN B team. A further two members of the Hilton team, Keagan Thomas and Keaton Bottreill, are the two non-travelling reserves.

The next best representation was from Maritzburg College, with Sheldon Stroebel in the A team and Robert Quarmby and Neil Swanepoel in the B team. Kearsney also has two boys, Cameron Byrne and Greg Royston, in the A side but none in the B team.

KZN A: James Moody [Westville], Sheldon Stroebel [Maritzburg College], Andrew Plint [Glenwood], Cameron Byrne, Greg Royston [both Kearsney], Jarryd Edy, Michael Ryan [both Hilton], Andrew Pearson [Embury], Courtney Morris [Thomas More], Sherry King [St Anne’s]

KZN B: Matt Lauryssen, Chris Saunders [both Hilton], Robert Quarmby, Neil Swanepoel [both M College], Patrick Critchley, Jacque Swarts [both Michaelhouse], Matthew Main [Thomas More], Ruben Coetzer [DHS], Courtney James [Crawford LL], Demi Schoeman [St Mary’s]

Non-travelling reserves: Keaton Bouttriell, Keagan Thomas (Hilton).

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