Jere Brits

2024 Dowie Dunn Champion – WP Amateur Championship Strokeplay Qualification

The WP Amateur Championship, a prestigious golf event, recently unfolded over three days of intense competition, showcasing the best players from across the country vying for the esteemed Dowie Dunn Trophy. The tournament was marked by perfect conditions, yet the challenging course tested the skills and resilience of the players throughout.

The championship commenced with Day 1 and Day 2, each comprising 18 holes, followed by the final day where the top 65 and ties advanced to battle it out over 36 holes. Among the contenders, Jere Brits of Langebaan Country Club emerged as the standout performer, capturing the WP Amateur Strokeplay Championship with a display of flawless golf. His consistent scores of 69, 69, 69, and a final round of 67 secured him the coveted title.

In a closely contested race, the 2023 Champion, Daniel Bennet, commenced his campaign with a modest 72 but rallied with impressive rounds of 67, 69, and 69. However, finishing four shots behind the champion, he had to settle for a commendable runner-up position.

Claiming the third spot on the leaderboard was Ivan Verster from the Southern Cape Golf Union, who delivered another stellar performance with rounds of 68, 71, 72, and 68, showcasing remarkable consistency and skill throughout the tournament.

Among the notable WP Golf players in the Top 5 was Travis Procter, securing the fourth position with rounds of 71, 69, 73, and an impressive final round of 67. Following closely behind was Cole Cruickshank, the Royal Cape’s Club Champion, whose standout performance included a remarkable round of 65, the lowest recorded during the Championship, amidst rounds of 68, 74, and 73.

The success of the WP Amateur Championship wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of the main sponsors, Cobra/Puma Golf, The Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages, and The Barnyard’s Barnyard. Their continued commitment and backing have contributed significantly to the success of the tournament, ensuring its status as a highlight in the golfing calendar.

In conclusion, the WP Amateur Championship showcased the pinnacle of amateur golfing talent, with players demonstrating exceptional skill, determination, and sportsmanship. As the curtains close on another thrilling edition of the championship, anticipation builds for future tournaments and the continued growth of golf in the region.

Report by: Robert Scott