Luke Jerling wins Prince's Grant Amateur
Luke Jerling while at Lamar University <br>(Golfweek.com Photo)</br>
Luke Jerling while at Lamar University
(Golfweek.com Photo)

STANGER, ZA (May 4, 2016) - Luke Jerling has won the Prince's Grant Amateur by three-strokes over Matt Saulez. Jerling finished the 72-hole event 3-under after rounds of 71-70-71-73 at Prince's Grant Golf & Country Estate.

In the final round Jerling, 1-over for the day, was able to minimize the damage although things looked shaking for a while. Jerling, a former Lamar University player, was even for the round after the front nine but bogeyed three of the first four holes on the back nine. Fortunately, he was able to right the ship with a birdie on No. 16 and then par the final two holes sealing the victory.

Matt Saulez who finished in second place started the day 5-under but struggled to a closing 5-over 77, completing the tournament at even-par. Despite two bogeys on the front side Saulez was still in a position to win, and after a birdie on the 12th it looked as if Saulez might survive his front nine struggles.

Then disaster struck, on the par-5 15th Saulez double-bogeyed to drop back to 2-under for the tournament. Still with a chance Saulez bogeyed the final two holes, going 4-over on the final four holes of play.

Last years winner Andrew van der Knapp (+2) finished third while it was Brandon Cloete and Aneurin Gounden both 9-over tied for fourth.

Results For Prince's Grant Amateur Championship
1South AfricaLuke JerlingSouth Africa40071-70-71-73=285
2South AfricaMatt SaulezSouth Africa30070-70-71-77=288
3South AfricaAndrew van der KnaapSouth Africa20072-76-72-70=290
T4South AfricaBrandon CloeteSouth Africa20077-70-74-76=297
T4South AfricaAneurin GoundenSouth Africa20069-72-80-76=297

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ABOUT THE Prince's Grant Amateur

This prestigious event began in 1996 and since then, every year, talented amateur golfers head down to Prince’s Grant Coastal Golf Estate to take part in the tournament. The Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational consists of a challenging 4 round tournament which tests both the ability and endurance of young, up and coming golfers.

The event attracts high profile amateur players in South Africa, and as a result this attracts local and international media to the event. Additionally, top business executives are present at the event, and this makes for a very attractive opportunity to network.

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