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It was a case of the Big Five at Atlantic Beach Links on Sunday – a hole-in-one, a sparkling winning gross 68, a good turnout, perfect weather and a picture perfect golf course. The Atlantic Beach Junior Championship delivered on all its promises, a tournament played in beautiful early spring weather.

The Atlantic Beach Links, offers the most spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and iconic Table Mountain, and winds its way through undulating dunes, with fairways and greens beautifully accentuated by natural local fynbos. An experience which all the juniors, that participated, thoroughly enjoyed.

After recent wins at the Rondebosch Junior Championship (a gross 71) and the prestigious Mini Masters (rounds of 71 & 70), local member 17 year old Mitch Phigeland, added another junior title to his resume. It was a tight affair but recording the only birdie on the day at the difficult par 4 17th was the defining factor – a fine 4 under par 68 which included 5 birdies and a lone drop at the par 3 3rd. Jungwi Lee (Royal Cape) continued with his recent fine form compiling a composed 69 – an outward half of 34 and coming back home in 35.

Rounding off the top 4 in the premier division was 13 year old Henru Walters (Durbanville) and 14 year old Noah Musikanth (KD Mowbray), both shooting 71s.

An interesting fact on the day was that Atlantic Beach Links may have given up over 60 birdies for the A division but penalized the players with double that amount in double bogeys or worse – a true test of the difficulty of the course is when the wind really blows!!
The B division was won by Megan Joubert (Bellville) on a gross 88 with the C division winner, Edoardo Cisari (Metropolitan) on a fine 37 individual stableford points.

The Under 13A division saw Evan Marais (Clovelly) win his countless title for the year – on this occasion a fine gross 74 with Traigh Pathon (Royal Cape) next on 77. Then the highlight of the event – 10 year old Louw Schoeman (Bellville) getting his hole-in-one at the par 3 16th – securing a 5 pointer at this hole enabled him to win with 37 individual points, followed by Aminah Hendricks (Royal Cape) close on his heels with 36 points.

Next Sunday sees the popular Royal Cape Junior Championship take place.

To view the final results – click here

Report by Peter Little