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Central Gauteng Open: Crismar Engelbrecht secures the win
12 Nov 2023
by Amit Pandey of AmateurGolf.com

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Crismar Engelbrecht from Boland, South Africa, shot 5-under with rounds of 71-68-72 to lift his maiden winning trophy at the Central Gauteng Open played out at Royal Johannesburg located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Simoon du Plooy, Tiago Swart, and Oliver Goodhill all shot matching 3-under 69 to finish T2. Plooy from Krugersdorp Golf Club was also awarded the CGGU Closed Trophy to mark his achievement as the leading Central Gauteng Golf Union player.

Plooy carded rounds of 75-66-73, while Swart shot rounds of 71-73-70, and Goodhill followed suit with rounds of 69-74-71.

Engelbrecht approached the final round, following closely behind William Geach of the Royal Harare Golf Club in Zimbabwe. Geach had established a 36-hole lead, posting impressive rounds of 70-67 for a 7-under, while Engelbrecht trailed with scores of 71-68, totaling 5-under 139.

Engelbrecht sealed his victory with a final round score of even par 72, featuring an impressive balance of five birdies and an equal number of bogeys.

In contrast, Geach, who initially led after 36 holes, struggled in the final round, posting a disappointing 9-over 81 and concluding tied-12th at 2-over.

The tournament featured 156 top golfers, with 61 successfully making the 36-hole cut. While the majority hailed from South Africa, there was representation from neighboring countries such as Ghana, Malawi, Swaziland, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Seychelles.

Additionally, the international flavor was enhanced by the presence of four golfers from distant locations, including China, Italy, and Germany.

Results: Central Gauteng Amateur Open
1South AfricaCrismar EngelbrechtSouth Africa40071-68-72=211
T2South AfricaSimon du PlooySouth Africa30075-66-73=214
T2South AfricaTiago SwartSouth Africa30071-73-70=214
T2South AfricaOliver GoldhillSouth Africa30069-74-71=214
T5South AfricaMichael SimSouth Africa20074-73-68=215

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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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