‘Big Fish’ reels in another SKZN Closed title

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Gavin Sole won his umpteenth Southern KwaZulu-Natal Closed title at Southbroom Golf Club on Saturday.

The veteran, who won both the Southern KwaZulu-Natal Open and Closed titles last year, has dominated the tournament over the last decade and started the new one by reminding his competitors that he’s still “The Big Fish”, especially on his home course.

After signing for a 72 in the morning round, Sole had work to do and came on strong in the afternoon, producing a top-notch round of 69 to win by five from Jason Gilliver on 141. For Gilliver, it was his second successive runner-up finish.

Robert Mavundla was third on 147 (75 and 72), while Elvis Khawula (74 and 76) and George Botha (76 and 74) were joint fourth on 150, with Botha boasting the best nett (144), Andrew Sharp, meanwhile, lived up to his last name as he won the B Division stableford on 67.

Photo: Gavin Sole. (Ernest Blignault)

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