Gauteng take early control in East London

EAST LONDON (24 May 2015) – Gauteng threw down the gauntlet with a very solid one-two start in Sunday’s opening round of the 72-Hole Teams Championship in Buffalo City.

Eleonora Galletti fired a three under 70 to help Gauteng B the early lead in the Swiss Trophy at the 72-Hole Teams Championship at Mossel Bay Golf Club; credit Catherine Kotze / SASPA
Eleonora Galletti fired a three under 70 to help Gauteng B the early lead in the Swiss Trophy at the 72-Hole Teams Championship at Mossel Bay Golf Club; credit Catherine Kotze / SASPA

Youth Games gold medallist Eleonora Galletti dipped three strokes under par to sign for a 70, while fellow Gauteng B player Natasha Carlsson added a 75 to cement Gauteng’s early advantage in the Swiss Team Trophy with a one-under-par 145 at East London Golf Club.

Reigning Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Stroke Play champion Ivanna Samu opened with a 72 for a A-team and recent Free State & Northern Cape Open champion Kaleigh Telfer contributed a 74 to put Gauteng in a challenging position with even-par 146.

Cara Gorlei and Ji Sun Kang from Western Province A both returned 75s for a 150 to finish a stroke clear of Gauteng North A and Boland A.

Gauteng North’s Carrie Park carded a 74 and Danielle du Toit registered a 77, while Boland’s Lohbauer and Theron returned respective rounds of 75 and 76.

Meanwhile Eastern Province’s Minette Olivier (74) and Imkeleen Meyer (82) combined for a 156 to take the early lead in the Challenge Trophy.

Western Province C finished three strokes adrift after Katia Shaff posted a 79 and Ashleigh Mills carded an 80.

Border’s Zethu Myeki (79) and Siviwe Duma (81) share third on 160 with Ekurhuleni A’s Sarah Bouch (78) and Caitlyn Macnab (82).

Swiss Team Trophy

145 Gauteng B Eleonora Galletti 70 Natasha Carlsson 75

146 Gauteng A Ivanna Samu 72 Kaleigh Telfer 74

150 Western Province A Cara Gorlei 75 Ji Sun Kang 75

151 Gauteng North A Carrie Park 74 Danielle Du Toit 77

151 Boland A Bianca Lohbauer 75 Bianca Theron 76

152 Western Province B Zayb Fredericks 75 Kelly Erasmus 77

154 Gauteng North B Ruzanne Van der Walt 75 Larissa Du Preez 79

161 Southern Cape Desiree Geldenhuys 79 Anzelle Zeelie 82

162 Kwazulu Natal A Brittney-Fay Berger 79 Lizzie Currie 83

163 North West A Mae Cornforth 80 Lindi Coetzee 83

163 Gauteng North C Marike Reyneke 81 Mercedes Kreissel 82

166 Mpumalanga Chanelle Botha 81 Chante Boonstra 85

CHALLENGE TROPHY SCORES – ROUND 1

156 Eastern Province Minette Olivier 74 Imkeleen Meyer 82

159 Western Province C Katia Shaff 79 Ashleigh Mills 80

160 Ekurhuleni A Sarah Bouch 78 Caitlyn Macnab 82

160 Border Zethu Myeki 79 Siviwe Duma 81

160 Gauteng C Chiara Contomathios 80 Kajal Mistry 80

162 Kwazulu Natal B Jessica Shurety 80 Sharyn Owen 82

165 WGSA Invitational Team Caro Els 82 Tara Griebenow 83

167 North West B Jhanelle Strydom 83 Frankie Bosman 84

168 Free State & Northern Cape Chante Van Zyl 84 Chante De Lange 84

169 Boland B Leanke Vlok 82 Lynne Behagg 87

174 Limpopo Lenanda Van der Watt 84 Lynn-Mariè Combrink 90

184 Ekurhuleni B Andrea Manuel 92 Carmen Taljaard 92

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD – TOP 10

70 Eleonora Galletti

72 Ivanna Samu

74 Kaleigh Telfer; Minette Olivier; Carrie Park

75 Bianca Lohbauer; Ruzanne van der Walt; Zayb Fredericks; Natasha Carlsson; Cara Gorlei; Ji Sun Kang

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of Womens Golf South Africa.

Lali Stander

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