Andrew Georgiou (Metropolitan) – 2023 Somerset West Open Champion

Andrew Georgiou (Metropolitan) won the Somerset West Open in spectacular fashion.

Georgiou dominated the 36 Stroke Play event from start to finish, carding impressive scores throughout. It was a comfortable victory for him as he recorded rounds of 66 and 67. Both rounds included 16 birdies.

A total score of 133, eleven under par, was sufficient to beat a field of 85 golfers, including many of Western Province’s top players. Throughout the tournament, Georgiou displayed an impressive level of poise and accuracy.

Georgiou’s win has also garnered attention from peers and many hail his performance as one of the most impressive golf displays this season.

The number one amateur golfer in South Africa, Altin van der Merwe (Bellville), failed to live up to expectations at the Somerset West Open, as his opening round was rather lacking. Round 2 was a race to catch-up, but his 67 gave him the runner-up position despite a hard-fought round.

Shaun le Roux (Westlake) finished third after a count out against van der Merwe following identical rounds of 71 and 67.

It was Chris Hanekom (Kleinmond) who captured his first Mid-Amateur title with a round of 73. With a back nine of two under par, he was able to secure victory in a count-in against runner-up Ian Truter (Somerset West).

Mid-Amateur Divisions are extremely competitive, attracting experienced players who wish to make their mark. His win is a testament to his dedication and hard work.

Chris Hanekom (Kleinmond) – 2023 Somerset West Open Mid-Amateur Winner

Kaylah Williams (Durbanville) posted the round of the day with a flawless 64 (-8) in round one. In total, she made eight birdies on holes 1,2,4,5,12,14,16 & 17, leaving her playing partners in awe. Williams kept the momentum going, posting a final round of 69 to finish with a gross score of 133, winning the Women’s Section comfortably by seven shots over Jordon Rothman (Durbanville).

Kaylah Williams (Durbanville) – 2023 Women’s Section Winner

Please click here to view the final results.

We would like to thank Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages and Subtropico for making this event a huge success.