ALTIN VAN DER MERWE SEALS THE DEAL AT THE CLOVELLY OPEN
A popular stop on the Premier Amateur Tour, the Clovelly Open attracts a distinguished field.
Altin van der Merwe (Bellville), who recently returned home from a successful tour of the United Kingdom, has established himself as one of the leading amateur players in the country.
His last performance before departing for the UK was his emphatic victory at the Kind David Mowbray Open.
Six weeks later, he repeated the feat and delivered a masterclass.
He stood out from the field in Round 2 with a flawless card that included six birdies on holes 4, 5, 6, 10, 16 and 17. In round one, only the bogey on hole 4 caught the audience’s attention; the rest was flawless.
A three-shot victory over Jack Brugman, Matthew Cooper, Sean Howell, Pascal Gunther, Shaun le Roux and many other talented players is a positive indicator of his ascent to pro status.
Jack Brugman, an up-and-coming youngster from Strand Golf Club, has been in fine form in recent months, finishing second. Six unforced bogeys over the two rounds proved costly. Even so, it was a solid performance and there were valuable lessons to be learned.
In the Mid-Amateur Section, Wesley du Plessis (Durbanville), who recently returned from the USA, edged Dave Thompson and Matthew Mills of Clovelly by one stroke.
His five birdies on holes 1, 2, 5, 10 & 13 were offset by a bogey on hole 4 and an uncharacteristic double bogey on the par-5 15th.
The women’s section featured a head-to-head battle between Jordan Rothman and Kaylah Williams (Durbanville).
There was only one shot that separated the two players.
Jordan finished on three under par with rounds of 71 and 70.
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