The ‘Green’ jacket – a perfect fit for Raath

John Wibberley and Emile Raath

Atlantic Beach’s Emile Raath finds himself in the winner’s circle at the Mini-Masters played at King David Mowbray on Sunday. He was a cut above the rest of the field.

Raath cancelled out three drop shots with seven birdies in the 36-hole event to card rounds of 69-71, 140 (four-under-par) to finish four shots ahead of in-form Francois Cilliers 71-74, 145.

Luke Pienaar finished third on 146 with a group of four players 147 who followed closely behind, KD Mowbray’s Tristan Galant, Rondebosch’s Hilmi Mallick, Royal Cape’s Idrees Saban, Durbanville’s Connor de Groote.

Pinelands Golf Association have for the past 28 years sponsored this elite Junior event.  This event was won by Trevor Immelman in 1994, 1995, 1996 & 1997 before going on to win the real ‘Green Jacket’ at the Masters in Augusta in 2008.

Picture:  John Wibberley with Emile Raath

Results – Mini Masters KD Mowbray