Wilco Nienaber cruises to Central Gauteng Amateur Victory
Wilco Nienaber <br>(SA Golf Association Photo)
Wilco Nienaber
(SA Golf Association Photo)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (November 19, 2017) - Wilco Nienaber opened with an 8-under 64 and never looked back as he cruised to victory at the Central Gauteng Amateur. Nienaber followed up his first round play at the Country Club of Johannesburg with rounds of 69-69-67 to finish 19-under and as the eight-stroke winner over runner-up Matt Saulez.

In his stellar first round Nienaber got off to an interesting start with a birdie on No. 1, a bogey on No. 2, an eagle on the par-5 3rd and then another bogey on the 5th. The opening stretch left Nienaber 1-under before he really found his grove playing the rest of his round in 7-under, including Nos. 11-18 in 5-under.

Saulez was second at 11-under, Jayden Schaper took third at 10-under while defending champion Garrick Higgo and David Mcintyre shared fourth at 9-under.

Results: Central Gauteng Amateur Open
1South AfricaWilco NienaberSouth Africa40064-69-69-67=269
2South AfricaMatt SaulezSouth Africa30070-71-69-67=277
3South AfricaJayden SchaperSouth Africa20069-71-69-69=278
T4South AfricaDavid McIntyreSouth Africa20072-67-68-72=279
T4South AfricaGarrick HiggoSouth Africa20069-68-69-73=279

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ABOUT THE Central Gauteng Amateur Open

72 hole stroke play championship with a cut after 36 holes. Open to Amateurs who are members of a Golf Club affiliated to a Union recognised by the South African Golf Association and GolfRSA and who have a handicap index of 4 (four) or less as assessed in terms of the SAGA Course Rating and Handicapping System or any other system acceptable to the SAGA.

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