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Andries - SM

The final event on the WP Junior Golf calendar for 2022 took place at Royal Cape Golf Club, the oldest club in the country, having been established in 1885.  The course was in pristine condition and the weather was superb, hardly any wind to speak of. The conditions assisted with some great scoring – with the winner on the day being Andries van der Vyver (Strand) after a round of 68.

The event, the WP Junior Golf “Championship Tour” Final, brought together qualifiers from various selected local junior events. A total of 14 juniors teed it up on the day to see who the champion would be.

After the completion of the first 9 holes Andries and Henru Walters (Durbanville) were both tied on a total of 2 under – a steady final 9 that included 2 birdies propelled Andries to post a score of 68. 13 year old Henru Walters finished 2nd on 71, followed by Matthew Lotz (Milnerton),  the defending champion Craig Jacobs (Atlantic Breach Links), Jack Buchanan (Milnerton) and Nicolas van der Vyver (Strand) – all on level par 72.

Andries van der Vyver has had a breakout year – winning the WP Junior Championship matchplay title (beating Jack Brugman 4&3 in the final), runner up in the WP Junior Championship Strokeplay after rounds of 72&69, and then also runner up at the Somerset West Junior Championship with a 70. Besides these achievements Andries was also a leading member of the Paul Roos team that captured the SA High Schools Championship at Humewood and the WP Junior Interclub Challenge at Parow GC as a member of the Strand side.

During the course of 2022 some fine junior golf was played in the Western Province – highlights being Pearce Lewin’s 65 at Durbanville, James Boustead a 67 in the Prentice Memorial Trophy at KD Mowbray and then recently 14 year old Noah Musikanth capturing the Somerset West title with a 67. Then Mitch Phigeland (Atlantic Beach Links) capturing 3 titles – 5th June Rondebosch (71), 31st July Mini Masters (71&70) and then the 28th August the Atlantic Beach Links Junior Championship with a 68.

After the completion of another fine junior golfing year, a sincere thank you to all the clubs in the Western Province for their promotion of junior golf.

To view the full results – click here

Below is a winners list of selected local junior events during 2022, namely

3rd January               Parow Junior Championship                     Jack Buchanan – 74

4th January               Kuils River                                                     Craig Jacobs – 69

7th January               Bellville                                                           Jan Stals van Rooyen – 73

10th January             KD Mowbray                                                 Jungwi Lee – 71

6th February              Interclub Challenge/Kuils River              KD Mowbray – 212

(Daniel Davidson, Adam Johnston, Gabriel Firer, Noah Musikanth)

25th March                 Durbanville                                                  Pearce Lewin – 65

1st May                         Erinvale                                                        James Boustead – 71

5th June                       Rondebosch                                                 Mitch Phigeland – 71

13th July           Prentice Memorial/KD Mowbray                       James Boustead – 67

14th July       WP Junior Championship Strokeplay/Strand     Jack Brugman – 72&68

15th&16th     WP Junior Championship Matchplay/Strand     Andries van der Vyver

18th July       Milnerton                                                                     James Boustead – 65

31st July       Mini Masters/KD Mowbray                                     Mitch Phigeland – 71&70

28th August  Atlantic Beach Links                                                Mitch Phigeland – 68

4th September        Royal Cape                                                       CANCELLED

11th September         Strand                                                             Nicolas van der Vyver – 72

18th September Interclub Challenge/Parow                               Strand – 230

(Andries van der Vyver, Nicolas van der Vyver, Matthew Arendse, Canzius Erwee)

25th September        Somerset West                                             Noah Musikanth – 67

3rd October               Westlake                                                        Dylan Kayne – 74

7th October                Clovelly                                                          Lyle Pedro – 71

16th October             Championship Tour Final                           Andries van der Vyver – 68