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Mitch Phigeland

The 7th event in the local 2022 Junior Championship Tour, the RONDEBOSCH Junior Championship, saw yet another different champion crowned – on this occasion 16 year old Mitch Phigeland (Atlantic Beach). A fine birdie birdie finish on the final two holes saw Mitch home with a 71 from a host of players that were close on his heels.

Mitch has a reputation for steady golf and this he proved again with 3 birdies and 2 bogeys over the 18 holes. To say that the players encountered a perfect day for golf is an understatement – Rondebosch Golf Club was in superb condition with hardly a breath of wind on the day.

James Boustead (Erinvale), who won last month’s junior event at Erinvale, was a close 2nd on 72. Grouped together on 73 was a group of 5 players, namely Gabriel Firer (KD Mowbray), Craig Jacobs (Atlantic Beach), Adam Johnston (KD Mowbray), Andries van der Vyver (Strand) and Pearce Lewin (Steenberg).

Each of these players had an opportunity to win but lapses on the course cost them dearly. Gabriel Firer had 6 birdies but 5 bogeys and a double drop were costly, Craig Jacobs had 2 double drops and a bogey which offset his 4 birdies. Adam Johnston had 5 birdies but he also had 4 bogeys and a double drop. These are all valuable course management lessons for these young up and coming players.

Other noteworthy results was the B division winner, Zayaan Hendricks (Royal Cape) on gross 85, the C division victor was Taite Sauls (KD Mowbray) on 42 points. The U13s was runaway win for 12 year old Vincent Venter on 77 gross whilst the U13B winner was 10 year old Nico Grove (Parow) on 38 points.

The next WP Junior Golf event is the SOMERSET WEST Junior Championship on Friday the 17th June.

Qualifiers thus far for the WP Junior Golf 2022 Championship Tour Final are as follows, namely

Jack Buchanan – Parow (74)

Craig Jacobs – Kuils River (69)

Jan Stals van Rooyen – Bellville (73)

Jungwi Lee – King David Mowbray (71)

Pearce Lewin – Durbanville (65)

James Boustead – Erinvale (71)

Mitch Phigeland – Rondebosch (71)

To view the full results click here

Report by Peter Little