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SA leads windy All-Africa Junior

24 Mar 2016

Herman Loubser; credit Ernest Blignault.

Herman Loubser, Dylan Mostert and Dylan Naidoo got South Africa’s title defence in the 2016 All-Africa Junior Golf Championship off to a solid start in Sousse, Tunisia on Wednesday.

The trio combined for an opening six-over-par 225 at the El Kantaoui Golf Course and the SA team will start the second round with an 11 stroke lead over last year’s silver medallists, Zimbabwe.

“The wind blew an absolute gale out there,” said SAGA Golf Integration Manager Eden Thompson, who accompanied the team to Tunisia.

“The club advised wind speeds of 50 to 60 km per hour and the field definitely battled, especially on the exposed back nine of the South Course.

“Herman posted a one-over-par 74, Dylan (Mostert) contributed a 75 and Dylan (Naidoo) added a 76 to put us at the top of the standings.

“Marco (Steyn) had a really tough first nine after starting with a triple bogey eight and turned eight over, but in in typical fashion he bounced back and played the back nine in one over for an 82.

“We are in a solid position after the first round and we look forward to see what the weather will dish up for us on Thursday.”

FIRST ROUND LEADERBOARD
225 South Africa 74-75-76
236 Zimbabwe 77-78-81
238 Morocco 77-80-81
247 Kenya 81-82-84
250 Egypt 79-85-86
252 Tunisia 82-83-87
263 Uganda 86-87-90
269 Zambia 88-88-93
284 Nigeria 86-99-99

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the South African Golf Association.

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