South African Stroke Play Preview

DOWERGLEN, South Aftrica Feb. 6, 2012) -- Brandon Stone will spearhead the local challenge against a strong international line-up when this year’s South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship gets underway at Glendower Golf Club from 7-10 February.

Since the inaugural event was won by Dale Hayes in 1969, just a handful of visitors have been able to lift the title, including Yuan Ching Chi (1981), Wen-Sheng Li (1982) and C-S Hsieh (1986) of China and Ireland’s Ciaran McMonagle in 1982.

Not since Gary Wolstenholme from England beat Wesley Tucker by three shots at George Golf Club in 2002, has a foreigner been successful and a valiant effort from former Scottish Amateur champion David Law last year was derailed by a determined Jared Harvey, who claimed the title at the first play-off hole after both players tied on 274 at Mount Edgecombe.

But Stone and company will have their job cut out to keep the trophy on home soil this year.

Nearly 30 foreign entries were received this year from seven countries, including Austria, England, France, Italy, Namibia, Scotland and Zimbabwe and the visitors are eager to chase down one of the two prized titles on the South African amateur circuit.

The SA Amateur Stroke Play Championship is contested over 72 holes. The field of 144 will be cut to 65 and ties after 36 holes.

Results For South African Amateur Stroke Play Golf Championship
1South AfricaHaydn PorteousSouth Africa70068-71-69-72--280
2ItalyAndrea BolognesiItaly50069-70-68-74--281
T3South AfricaDrikus BruynsSouth Africa40072-72-70-68--282
T3ItalyFilippo BergamaschiItaly40073-69-69-71--282
5FranceMathieu DecottigniesFrance40075-73-69-66--283

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ABOUT THE South African Stroke Play

The premier amateur stroke play event in South Africa, with a field comprised of the best South African amateurs and a strong contingent of Europeans. 72 hole stroke play championship with a cut after 36 holes.

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