South African Amateur: Gregor Graham wins the title behind an impressive final match
Gregor Graham (Golf RSA Photo)
After two rounds of stroke play and six match play wins, Gregor Graham
is the 2024 South African Amateur Champion at Royal Johannesburg Golf Club in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Graham defeated Jordan Burnand 4&2. Graham was 3-up through the first 18 holes after shooting 7-under with a double bogey and an impressive nine birdies.
Graham made five more birdies on the second 18 holes to keep Burnand at arm's length and win the championship. He recorded 14 birdies and one double bogey total over the course of 36 holes.
Burnand won the 2024 South African Stroke Play Championship earlier in the month.Related: SOUTH AFRICAN AMATEUR STROKE PLAY: JORDAN BURNAND BOUNCES BACK TO WIN
Graham and Burnand moved on in the stroke play portion, and in the quarterfinals, Burnand defeated Jack Buchanan 4&3 and then defeated medalist Benjamin Weber 5&3 to advance to the championship match.
Gregor Graham defeated Jack Ingham 2&1 in the quarterfinals and defeated Pearce Lewin 4&2 in the semifinals.
Also, in the quarterfinals, Pearce Lewin defeated Thom Linssen 1-up, and Benjamin Weber defeated Dan Copeman 4&2.
The South African Amateur is the premier match-play event in South Africa. The championship starts with 36 holes of stroke play qualifying, from which the low 64 advances to match play.
ABOUT THE South African Amateur Championship
The premier match play event in South
holes of stroke play qualifying, from which
64 advance to match play.
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