2024 WP Senior Open Champion – Weyers Janse van Rensburg

2024 WP Senior Open – Kuils River Golf Club

Date: Thu, 15 Feb – Fri, 16 Feb

The 2024 Western Province (WP) Senior Open took place at the rejuvenated Kuils River Golf Club, showcasing a remarkable transformation of the golf course into a tourist hub. The venue, once a traditional golf course, has undergone surgery to revitalize its appeal. The result was a stunning landscape with sleek greens and well-manicured fairways, offering players and spectators an enhanced golfing experience.

The tournament kicked off on Thursday, 15 Feb, with players contending with challenging conditions, particularly the windy weather. The wind made scoring difficult for most players, reflected in the fact that only four participants managed to finish the round under par. Notably, Cameron Johnston (Milnerton) stood out on the opening day, delivering an impressive round of 67. His performance included five birdies, one eagle, and two bogeys.

Cameron’s exceptional round set the bar high, but others were close behind. Weyers Janse van Rensburg from AB Links finished three shots off the pace with a solid opening round of 70, despite an early setback with a double bogey.

Day 2 brought a slight overcast sky with intermittent drizzles. However, these weather conditions did not deter the players, and the atmosphere remained competitive. Overnight leader Cameron Johnston struggled to maintain his momentum, starting the day with an unexpected bogey and adding three more on holes 4, 5, and 7.

In contrast, Weyers had a fantastic start, securing two birdies in his first three holes. A 5-shot swing after nine holes saw Weyers taking the lead. He continued to impress with two additional birdies on holes 10 and 12, followed by a composed finish with six straight pars. Weyers concluded the tournament on a high note, finishing with an impressive -6.

In the Super Senior Section, Ralph Fransman (Somerset West) showcased consistent performance, shooting rounds of 71 and 72, earning him the well-deserved bragging rights in his category.

The success of the 2024 WP Senior Open wouldn’t have been possible without the support of major sponsors, The Barnard’s Barnyard and Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages. Their contributions played a vital role in making this event a memorable experience for players and spectators alike.

For detailed and updated scores, interested parties are encouraged to refer to the tournament scoreboard available here.