PHOTOS: South Coast star does it again as Junior Africa Challenge returns to San Lameer

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Top young players from across the world converged on San Lameer last week for the SA Kids Golf Junior Africa Challenge.

It was the seventh edition of the event, and the fourth year in a row that the competition was staged by San Lameer. It has grown from 80 players in 2013 to 137 players in 2019, with seven countries being represented and 22 international players playing from Monday to Friday.

The tournament catered for juniors from six to 18 years old and was a qualifier for the Kids Golf World Championship, Malaysia IMG Academy Junior World Championships, Future Champions Callaway World Championship, Australian Junior Age Division Golf Championship and the Champion of Champions that will be taking place in Dublin, Ireland. The younger kids played off age appropriate tee boxes, enabling them to also achieve pars, birdies and eagles.

South Coast star Simoné Ferreira (right), winner of the Girls Under-14 division, with runner-up Alexa Horwood.

For the fourth year on the trot, Port Shepstone Country Club golfer Simoné Ferreira sealed the silverware, adding the Girls Under-14 title to the Under-11, Under-12 and Under-13 titles she won in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Mark McNulty Junior Golf Foundation product carded rounds of 88, 92 and 91 to win by 16 over Alexa Horwood.

The organisers thank all the players, parents, volunteers, Meyer du Toit and the team at San Lameer, The Mark McNulty Junior Golf Foundation, Score Capture, 3I Developments and product sponsor TaylorMade SA/Adidas for their support.

Photos by Justin Klusener

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