MEYER PAUW WINS THE STRAND OPEN

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Heavy downpours greeted players at the start of the tournament. Despite the dampness, playing conditions were favorable, and greens were receptive.

Men’s Open

The highlight round of the day was Meyer Pauw (Stellenbosch), who opened with a 66 (-6), making one bogey, five birdies and an eagle. Andries van der Vyver (Strand) carded a two-under par 70 leaving him four shots behind heading into round 2, while Henru Walters (Durbanville) carded a conservative 72.

Van der Vyver, who has extensive course knowledge, maintained his composure and posted a two-under-par 72 to finish round 2 at (-4) overall.

Paauw (Stellenbosch) fought relentlessly, keeping a close watch on his rivalry. Pauw’s closing round of 73 was good enough to secure the victory by one shot over Andries.

Men’s Medal Stableford Section

Israel Mqingwana (Malmesbury) set the pace with an impressive opening round score of 76 (+4). In close pursuit was Milnerton member Barend van Rooyen, who shot a round of 77.

Barend Van Rooyen (Milnerton) bagged the Medal Stableford division with a gutsy performance in the afternoon session capping it off with a 79.

Women’s Strokeplay Division:

There is continued growth in the women’s section each week, with the women competing fiercely for the top position.

Stephanie Kiefer (Germany), who has established herself as a household name in PAT Women’s section, opened her campaign with a 72.

Ashley Huysamen (Durbanville) struggled to get going on the front nine with four bogeys. However, she rallied on the back nine with a 36, and finished with a four-over-par score of 76.

With an opening round score of 78, Odette Booysen (Royal Cape) fell six shots behind the leader. A different strategy was employed by Booysen in the afternoon session, which resulted in an impressive round of 74.

Stephanie, however, would keep her rivalries off her shoulders and cruised to a four-shot victory after shooting 76 in the afternoon.

Women’s Medal Stableford:

A close race was contested in the women’s Medal Stableford between Alli-Ann Van Schalkwyk (Somerset West) and Natasha Murray (KD Mowbray). Van Schalkwyk recorded 34 & 31 points as opposed to Murray’s 31 & 31 points, narrowly beating her by 3 points.

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