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Scots sweep inaugural African Amateur Team Competition

13 Feb 2016

Scotland’s Grant Forrest, Bob MacIntyre,  Connor Syme and Jack McDonald; credit Ernest Blignault.

Birthday boy Jack McDonald and compatriots Connor Syme and Grant Forrest combined for a superb final round 207 to win the inaugural Team Competition in the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship on Friday.

McDonald from Kilmarnock Barassie anchored the side with a sweet 66 at Leopard Creek Golf Estate, while Syme added 70 and Forrest 71 to carry the side to an eight stroke victory on 639.

The South African Senior team finished in a tie for second on 647 with France, while the RSA Juniors took fourth on 650.

FINAL RESULT – TEAM COMPETITION
639 Team Scotland 223 Jack McDonald 73 Connor Syme 73 Bob MacIntyre 77; 209 Grant Forrest 69 Jack McDonald 70 Connor Syme 70; 207 Jack McDonald 66 Connor Syme 70 Grant Forrest 71

647 Team RSA 222 Herman Loubser 67 Tristen Strydom 77 Marco Steyn 78; 220 James du Preez 70 Herman Loubser 73 Tristen Strydom 77; 205 James du Preez 66 Marco Steyn 69 Tristen Strydom 70

647 Team France 222 Ugo Coussaud 73 Victor Veyret 74 Robin Roussel 75; 217 Robin Roussel 70 Ugo Coussaud 73 Anthoine Auboin 74; 208 Ugo Coussaud 68 Robin Roussel 68 Victor Veyret 72

650 Team (Jnr) RSA 218 Dylan Naidoo 72 Rosswell Sinclair 73 Luca Filippi 73; 212 Rosswell Sinclair 66 Dylan Naidoo 72 Luca Filippi 74; 220 Luca Filippi 72 Rosswell Sinclair 73 Dylan Naidoo 75

652 Team India 227 Yashab Chandra 73 Samarth Dwivedi 77 Aman Raj 77; 215 Samarth Dwivedi 69 Veer Ahlawat 72 Yashab Chandra 74; 210 Yashab Chandra 66 Aman Raj 72 Samarth Dwivedi 72

656 Team England 216 Jamie Bower 66 Paul Kinnear 75 Alfie Plant 75; 226 Jamie Bower 72 Paul Kinnear 76 Nicholas John Elliott 78; 214 Jamie Bower 68 Alfie Plant 71 Nicholas John Elliott 75

674 Team Switzerland 227 Jeremy Freiburghaus 75 Robert Foley 76 Neal Woernhard 76; 222 Robert Foley 72 Neal Woernhard 73 Valerian Huelin 77; 225 Neal Woernhard 72 Robert Foley 74 Valerian Huelin 79

680 Team Mauritius 224 Ludovic Bax 72 Ian Espitalier Noel 74 Phil Minkley 78; 223 Ludovic Bax 69 Ian Espitalier Noel 76 Phil Minkley 78; 233 Ian Espitalier Noel 75 Ludovic Bax 78 Rakesh Channoo 80

690 Team Zimbabwe 230 David Amm 72 Kieran Vincent 74 Tafara Mpofu 84; 229 Kieran Vincent 70 David Amm 75 Tafara Mpofu 84; 231 Kieran Vincent 69 David Amm 77 John Milazi 85

717 Team Kenya 249 Kenneth Bollo 79 Alfred Nandwa 82 Edwin Mudanyi 88; 239 Kenneth Bollo 76 Edwin Mudanyi 79 Alfred Nandwa 84; 229 Edwin Mudanyi 76 John Kariuki 76 Kenneth Bollo 77

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

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