Northern Amateur Open: Garrick Higgo wins tight championship match
18 Mar 2016
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Randpark Golf Club, Garrick Higgo Rankings

Garrick Higgo with Northern Amateur Open trophy <br>(Central Gauteng Golf Photo)</br>
Garrick Higgo with Northern Amateur Open trophy
(Central Gauteng Golf Photo)
RANDPARK, SOUTH AFRICA (March 18, 2016)--In a rain soaked week at the Northern Amateur Open Championship it was Garrick Higgo emerging victorious 2-and-1 over Angus Ellis−Cole in the finals.

The championship match at Firethorn Course at Randpark Golf Club was a back and forth affair. Neither player had more then a one hole advantage through the first 15 holes. However, down the stretch Higgo took control winning the 16th and 17th holes to seal the match.

In the consolation match Marco Steyn defeated Tyrone Gibb 6-and-4. Steyn won three of the first five holes to take control before wrapping the match up on the 16th.

It was the second straight win for Higgo on the South African amateur tour. Last week Higgo won the Curro SA Juniors International against some of the world's best junior amateur players.

Higgo reached the championship match with a 5-and-4 win over Gibb. Ellis−Cole punched his ticket thanks to hard fought 1-up victory against Steyn.


Angus Ellis−Cole vs. Marco Steyn

Garrick Higgo vs. Tyrone Gibb

Angus Ellis-Cole reached the semifinals on the strength of a 2-and-1 win over Dylan Naidoo. His semifinal round opponent will be Marco Steyn who defeated Jason Smith 4-and-3.

The other semifinal will feature Garrick Higgo, a 5-and-4 victor over Kyle McClatchie. Higgo will be matched against Tyrone Gibb tomorrow. Gibb won a tight quarterfinal match 2-and-1 over Jovan Rebula.


Angus Ellis−Cole vs. Dylan Naidoo

Jason Smith vs. Marco Steyn

Garrick Higgo vs. Kyle McClatchie

Jovan Rebula vs. Tyrone Gibb


18-year-old Dylan Kok (3-under par) surprised many earning medalist honors in the stroke play portion of the event. The qualifying was cut to 54-holes due to inclement weather.

Kok won by two stokes over Tristen Strydom (1-under par) and Aubrey Beckley (1-under par) who finished in second place. After taking home medalist honors Kok was the top seed once the tournament switched to match play.

-South African Golf Association contributed to this story

Results For Northern Amateur Open Championship
Place  Pts
WinSouth AfricaGarrick HiggoSouth Africa700
Runner-upSouth AfricaAngus Ellis-ColeSouth Africa400
SemifinalsSouth AfricaMarco SteynSouth Africa250
SemifinalsSouth AfricaTyrone GibbSouth Africa250
MedalistSouth AfricaDylan KokSouth Africa200

View full results for Northern Amateur Open Championship

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