The matchplay finals in the various divisions of the GRINDROD WP Boys & Girls Championship has been completed with Luca Filippi comprehensively winning the A division Championship thereby completing the strokeplay and matchplay double.
The first championship matchplay final completed was in the C division held at Somerset West Golf Club on Monday 2nd May - here Cameron Seboa (KD Mowbray) accounted for Charl Morkel (Strand) by a margin of 7&6.
The A Plate final as well as the B division final was held at Royal Cape Golf Club on Saturday 7th May. The A division Plate final saw Hilmi Mallick (Rondebosch) defeat Brendan Els (Bellville) 7&5 whilst in the B division Mikail Munga (KD Mowbray) beat Justin Behrens (Atlantic Beach) 7&6.
The U13 final was held at Westlake Golf Club on Sunday 8th May. This was the closest of the five finals with Jack Lee (Westlake) defeating Christopher Gutuza (Westlake) 4&3.
The A division final, completed on Tuesday 10th May, was a tight affair after 9 holes with Luca Filippi (Milnerton) leading Luke Pienaar (Somerset West) by one hole. Luca won the 10th (the 1st at Mowbray GC), the 11th, and then a birdie, eagle finish on holes 13 & 14 finished the contest. Luca winning the final 5&3.
To reach the final was a great effort by 14 year old Luke Pienaar. The experience gained will certainly count in his favour going forward.
The event was well supported and thanks to the generous sponsor, GRINDROD Asset Management.
Report by Peter Little