Southbroom sides claim KZN Interclub hat-trick

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Southbroom golfers made the most of their local knowledge to clinch three trophies in the KwaZulu-Natal Men’s Interclub Championship at the weekend.

Southbroom, Margate and Port Shepstone played host to the three-day provincial interclub competition, in which players from across KwaZulu-Natal competed for top honours in four divisions.

The action teed-off with a two-day threeball alliance competition, with the top four teams in each division qualifying for the matchplay play-offs.

Two scores counted in the top two divisions, while all three scores made up the final tallies in the frog divisions.

Southbroom’s Cyprian Xolo, Kevin Murray and Gavin Sole, who once again captained KwaZulu-Natal in the South African Inter-Provincial Tournament recently, were crowned A Division champions with a comfortable three-point margin over runners-up Drakensburg on 69 points.

Their clubmates Paul Lawson, Brian Jolliffe and Don Osbourn were in a class of their own in the Senior Frog Division, taking the title in dominant fashion on 97 points. The men from Monzi were a distant second on 89, with Port Shepstone and Cato Ridge joint third on 85.

Southbroom’s Senior Frog Division Alliance winners (from left) Paul Lawson, Brian Jolliffe and Don Osbourn with Ivan Curlewis (KZNGU president).

Kloof clinched the B Division by two over Amanzimtoti on 66, while Cato Ridge edged Darkies by one to take the Frog Division spoils on 98.

Jan Roos, Grant Richards and Gary Purtell completed a Southbroom hat-trick when they secured the Frog Division matchplay silverware after seeing off Maidstone in the semi-finals and Durban Country Club in the final on their home course on Sunday.

The other matchplay trophies were won by Durban Country Club (A Division), Royal Durban (B Division) and Vryheid (Senior Frog Division).

Southbroom’s Frog Division Matchplay winners (from left) Jan Roos, Grant Richards and Gary Purtell with Ivan Curlewis (KZNGU president).


Team: Southbroom GC A1
Gavin Sole, Kevin Murray, Cyprian Xolo
Matchplay R/Up: Mount Edgecombe CC A1
Jonothan Popesque, Derek Scullard,
Luke van den Berg
Matchplay Winners: Durban CC A1
Sean Fenger, Murray Gilson, James Buzzard

Team: Kloof B1
Richard Firbank, Bradley Jones, S. Theunissen
Matchplay R/Up: Port Shepstone CC B1
Graham Fabricius, Kirk Larsen, Sanjay Singh
Matchplay Winners: Royal Durban GC B1
Dean Stopforth, Gary van der Spuy, Steven Young

Team: Cato Ridge GC F1
Glenn Smith, Brian van Heerden,
Derek van Heerden
Matchplay R/Up: Durban CC F1
CJ Field, Aaren Marinus, Greg Townsend.
Matchplay winners: Southbroom GC F1
Gary Purtell, Grant Richards, Jan Roos

Team: Southbroom GC SF1
Brian Jolliffe, Paul Larson, Don Osbourn
Matchplay R/Up: 
Ethekwini GC SF1
Jerome Hlophe, Stephen Sibetha, Fizele Sineke.
Matchplay winners: 
Vryheid GC SF!
Paul Kruger, Dickie Miller, Kurt Spannenberg

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