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Nomads SA Boys U17 Final Day

28 Jun 2012

Xander Basson and David Meyers

The NOMADS SA Boys U17 Stroke Play Championship at Pretoria Country Club ended in dramatic fashion with David Meyers (Central Gauteng) and Xander Basson (Mpumalanga) finishing on the same score. Due to bad light the play-off could not take place and therefore the trophy was shared.

Starting the day with a 4 shot lead David started the day with a 2 over on the first hole and Xander recording a birdie – a 3 shot swing on the 1st hole. David finished the 1st nine in 41 which included 2 double drops, 3 bogeys and an eagle at the par five 4th. Xander played magnificent golf on the 1st nine to turn in 33, 4 birdies and a single drop shot. The final nine saw Xander take a 5 shot lead with 5 holes to go but a dramatic 16th hole turned proceedings around. This par 3 playing 213 metres long saw David record a birdie 2 against the 5 of Xander. Both players were tied at this stage but David dropped a shot at the 17th and had a birdie at the 18th against the par par finish of Xander. This was an exciting finish.

In joint 3rd place was Jason Froneman (Ekurhuleni) and Darin de Smidt (Central Gauteng), 4 shots behind the leaders. Kyle McClatchie recorded a great 2 under 70 to finish in 5th place with Hennie du Plessis (Limpopo).

The team tournament was dominated by the powerful Gauteng North A side (James du Preez, Keegan de Lange, Philip Kruse, Rosswell Sinclair, Ruan Conradie and Tristen Strydom). Mpumalanga finished 2nd, a distant 29 shots behind, with Gauteng North B 3rd, after a count-out with Ekurhuleni.

All four days produced marvellous golfing weather but Pretoria Country Club came up trumps as a formidable course.

Leading scores-

David Meyers                    76           75           68           78           297

Xander Basson                  77           71           75           74           297

Jason Froneman                73           74           82           72           301

Darin de Smidt                   72           74           79           76           301

Kyle McClatchie                  76           75           81           70           302

Hennie du Plessis               75           73           78           76           302

Tristen Strydom                  81           71           75           77           304

Luke Trocado                     76           74           80           76           306        

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