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Curro Aurora leads SA High School Champs

03 Aug 2017

Woo Ju Son, Kieron van Wyk and Cole Stevens from Curro Aurora; credit Shaun Roy / Image SA

Curro Aurora set the first round pace in the South African High School Championship on Thursday, but Glenwood House and Grey College Secondary are in close pursuit at Rustenburg Golf Club.

Woo-Ju Son – a seven-time winner on the women’s senior and junior circuit this season – anchored the team with a three-under-par 69. Her effort was well supported by GolfRSA National Squad duo Kieron van Wyk and Cole Stevens, who carded respective rounds of 71 and 73 to move Curro Aurora into the top spot with a total of 213.

However, the former Ernie Els Primary School Championship winners will have to pull out all the stops if they hope to secure the seventh SA High School Championship title on Friday.

Glenwood House, led by James Murray, lurks just a stroke off the pace, while one of South Africa’s top junior performers this season – Wilco Nienaber – blistered the par-72 layout in 65 strokes to help Grey College Secondary within striking distance of the lead.

Murray carded a 70, while Bradley de Beer and Jean Pierre van der Watt added rounds of 72 for an opening total of 214, while AJ Bezuidenhout contributed a 72 and Neil Delport returned an 80 to secure third for Grey College Secondary at 218.

Curro Durbanville is fourth on 224, while Barend van Zyl (72), Ray Janse van Rensburg (73) and Hendrik Naude (80) from Rustenburg High School combined for 225 to move into fifth.

The reigning Curro SA Juniors International Boys and Girls champions – Nienaber and Son – also dominate the Individual Leaderboard.

Nienaber finished four shots clear of Son and leads by five from Murray and Stals Swart from the Afrikaans Hoerskool vir Seuns. Daniel Cronje from Paarl Boys High shares fifth with Van Wyk, while eight players share seventh at even-par 72.

Team Result
213 Curro Aurora (Woo-Ju Son 69 Kieron van Wyk 71 Cole Stevens 73)
214 Glenwood House (James Murray 70 Bradley de Beer 72 Jean Pierre van der Watt 72)
218 Grey College Secondary (Wilco Nienaber 65 AJ Bezuidenhout 73 Neil Delport 80)
224 Curro Durbanville (Ayden Senger 72 Matthew McCarthy 74 Gheran Hattingh 78)
225 Hoerskool Rustenburg (Barend van Zyl 72 Ray Janse van Rensburg 73 Hendrik Naude 80)
227 GED Academy (Nash de Klerk 72 Rigardt Albertse 77 Haydn Driver 78)
228 Afrikaans Hoerskool vir Seuns (Stals Swart 70 Francois van der Walt 75 Dean Sanders 83)
228 TuksSport High School (Samual Mckenzie 73 Nicholas Souranis 74 Francois J V Rensburg 81)
229 Paarl Boys High (Daniel Cronje 71 Tyran Snyders 75 Francois Cilliers 83)
229 Woodlands College (Liam van Deventer 72 Grant Ferreira 78 Kyle Mendes 79)
230 De Villiers Graaf High School (LB Boshoff 75 Carlos Losper 75 Aidon Willemse 80)
233 Daniel Pienaar Tegniese Hoerskool (Tiaan van der Bank 77 Curtley Stofberg 78 Tian Delport 78)
235 Paul Roos Gymnasium (Jaco de Kock 78 Niehaus Loots 78 Adriaan de Waal 79)
240 Klerksdorp Hoerskool (Andre van Dyk 72 Jaco Anderson 78 Brendan Snyman 90)
241 Hoer Tegniese Skool Middelburg (Reghard Viljoen 77 Stian van Aswegen 80 Zandré Storm 84)
242 Curro Bankenveld (Darren Neyt 76 Jarryd Elliot 82 Luke Lopes 84)
245 Piet Potgieter High School (Declan Brews 80 Keagan Ross 81 Percy Hawken 84)
249 Marais Viljoen Hoerskool (John Liebenberg 77 Gustav de Lange 85 Brohnan Borrajeiro 87)
257 Hoerskool Duineveld (Willem Gresse 82 Nelius de Jager 87 Desmond van der Walt 88)
263 Framesby High School (Dantre Haasbroek 84 Bradley Smit 86 Michael Randall 93)

Individual Result
65 Wilco Nienaber
69 Woo-Ju Son
70 James Murray; Stals Swart
71 Daniel Cronje; Kieron van Wyk
72 Bradley de Beer; Liam van Deventer; Andre van Dyk; Jean Pierre van der Watt; Alex van Wyk; Ayden Senger; Barend van Zyl; Nash de Klerk
73 Ray Janse van Rensburg; Cole Stevens; Samual Mckenzie; AJ Bezuidenhout
74 Nicholas Souranis; Matthew Mc Carthy 

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of GolfRSA, a SAGA and WGSA Not-For-Profit company.


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