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A spectacular eagle, birdie, birdie finish saw 15 year old Pearce Lewin (Steenberg) win the 2021 Strand Junior Championship with a gross 71.

Although the prediction was rain throughout the afternoon play, the few isolated showers did not dampen the enthusiasm and spirit of the players.

Pearce Lewin, who has steadily climbed within the top 10 of the WP Junior Golf U19 Order of Merit, was 3 over par after 15 holes โ€“ that final 3 hole burst elevated him past a number of players. 14 year old local member, Andries van der Vyver, played his usual steady, trouble-free golf. Andries was in pole position for most of the afternoon, finishing level par with 2 birdies and 2 bogeys but he could only witness the speculator finish of his playing partner. Another 15 year old, Jungwi Lee (Royal Cape), finished in sole 3rd spot on 73.

A group of players finished on 75 which included some recent winners of the โ€œChampionship Tourโ€ events, namelyย  Craig Jacobs winner at Erinvale and Atlantic Beach, Murray Boast โ€“ winner at Royal Cape, and Justin Behrens โ€“ winner at Durbanville. Danie Jooste and Njoroge Kibugu also recorded 75s.

The B division was won by Uwen Januarie (Fairview) on a gross 86 with fellow club member Mogammed Eesa Peterson winning the C division on 37 points.

It was 2 wins in a row for 12 year old Henru Walters (Durbanville) who added the Strand Junior Championship U13A division title to his win of last week at Royal Cape. Henru recorded a gross 78. The U13B division another tight tussle with Zoey Rhoda (KD Mowbray) leading the pack on 36 points.

The next WP Junior Golf event is scheduled for the 1st October at Clovelly followed on the 4th October at Westlake. Two great courses that always gives much pleasure to play.

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Report by Peter Little