The Grade 9 St Charles College student has been selected for the SA Schools team after a successful golf tour after taking part in the SA High Schools Inter Provincial Tournament.
The 2015 National College Golf Championship recently took place at the Dainfern Country Club. This was the 16th yearly premier high school golfing calendar event, where Pecanwood Preparatory brought home most of the trophies.
Our exposure to cartoons, comic book heroes and animated television series has made us accustomed to expecting the bad guy to be lurking around in the darkness, waiting for the perfect opportunity to pounce. However, if you happen to find yourself in the vicinity of a golf course, putting green or a driving range anywhere in or around Cape Town, it would more than likely be Rondebosch Boys High School, 15-year-old golfing sensation Luca Filippi that you encounter. Sunset has been the signal for the rising young star to start his last half an hour of training, praying for just a little bit more light!
Camouflaged in between the abundance of rugby and cricket talent flowering around the Cape, is one of the best kept golfing secrets in the country. Wynberg Boys’ High prodigy, Sean Ernest Bradley is on a mission to go pro and if his achievements of the past four years as golfer, are anything to go by, we might well be featuring the next Louis Oosthuizen or Ernie Els.
Fifteen-year-old Greg McKay demonstrated his extraordinary talent when he won a provincial under 23 golf tournament last week.
Greg, who is in Grade 10 at Kearsney College in Botha’s Hill, won the KZN under 23 Strokeplay Tournament at San Lameer Golf Club on the KZN South Coast.
Bruce Thompson, master in charge of golf at the school, said Greg was an extremely talented sportsman, who worked hard at his game.
“He deserves success and is to be congratulated on this superb victory,” Thompson said.
Kearsney College’s Greg Royston has had a successful week on the golf courses around the country.
On Sunday he placed 2nd on three under par in the KZN u23 Open at Mt Edgecombe Country Club and has been selected for the KZN u23 team to play at Interprovincials later this year.
Last week he made the cut at the SA Amateur at Oubaai, and went on to finish tie 50th on a score of eight over par for the four rounds. Considering that many of these players are looking at turning professional during the year, this is a great performance from a Matric student.