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SA extend Lead as does Porteous

04 Apr 2011

Haydn Porteus, during SA Amateur in 2010

South Africa extended their overnight lead by another three shots, to six in total, over host nation Namibia after the second round of the All Africa Junior Golf Challenge being played at the Windhoek Golf and Country Club.

Enjoying the drier conditions, when compared to the first round, the South African team of four players strengthened their grip on the event by all producing solid performances in the second round.

With three scores to count in each round, in the team competition, Porteous (69) and Christiaan Bezuidenhout (71) produced the two best rounds for South Africa. Both Armandt Scholtz and Martin Rohwer recorded one over par 72s. This gave South Africa a one under par second round score of 212 and a five under par 36 hole aggregate of 421.

Namibia trail on one over par 427. A whopping 28 shots further back is Zimbabwe.

Porteous extended his lead to three shots in the individual competition. His 36 hole aggregate is six under par 136. Chasing the sixteen year old Moddefontein Golf Club member are Namibian Roux Jeffery followed by Bezuidenhout a further two shots adrift of the Namibian.

“Porteous was four under par playing hole eleven today,” said Gerhard Conrade, the South African Golf Association’s second vice president and team manager in a telephonic interview after the conclusion of the second round. “He bogeyed the next two holes and was never able to make up the dropped shots coming home.”

“Generally all the guys played steadily. Armandt Scholtz is struggling with his driving but despite this recorded a one over par today. Chris Bezuidenhout played steadily. However all credit must go to Martin Rohwer. The Kloof Country Club golfer from Kwazulu Natal played his second round with a thorn in his foot. Despite this obvious discomfort he recorded a respectable one over par today.”

The third round commences on Tuesday. It is a seeded draw based on second round scores. The final round will be played on Wednesday.

The winners of this tournament qualify to participate in the Toyota Junior World Cup, a four player international team event taking place in Japan towards the middle of the year.

2011 All Africa Junior Golf Challenge

Windhoek Golf and Country Club

(par 71: 36 holes – 142; Team: par 213: 36 holes - 426)

Second Round leaders

421 – South Africa (209,212)

427 – Namibia (212,215)

455 – Zimbabwe (225,230)

480 – Kenya (243,237)

495 -  Zambia (252,243)

Individual Competition

Second Round Leaders

136 – Haydn Porteous (RSA) (67,69)

139 – Roux Jeffery (NAM) (69,70)

141 – Christiaan Bezuidenhout (RSA) (70,71), Glen de Waal (NAM) (71,70)

144 – Martin Rohwer (RSA) (72,72)

148 – Ruan Huysamen (NAM) (72,76)

149 – Clive Nguru (ZIM) (76,73), Armandt Scholtz (RSA) (77,72)

150 – Brendan Britten (NAM) (75,75)

151 – Brett Krog (ZIM) (73,78)

155 – Raynard Badenhorst (ZIM) (76,79)

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