Youngest winner at WP Junior Open

Matthew Lotz

Despite having to contend with intermittent showers through out his round, 13-year-old Matthew Lotz (Atlantic Beach) became the youngest winner of a WP Junior Open, at the Steenberg Junior held on Sunday.

It was consistency that gave him the edge over the rest of the field.  With just three bogeys, and fifteen pars Lotz was able to beat the field by two shots.

His nearest challenger was Durbanville’s Loki Loubser.  Despite making two birdies on the 17th & 18th holes, Loubser was unable to cancel out earlier bogeys and finished two shots behind Lotz.  Du Toit Fourie (Strand) also finished tied 2nd on 77.