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Albert Venter sinks 16-foot birdie to win Zimbabwe Open in playoff
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Albert Venter sinks 16-foot birdie to win Zimbabwe Open in playoff

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Albert Venter carded a superb final-round 66 and a playoff for the Zimbabwe Open at Royal Harare Golf Club, with the 26-year-old then sinking a 16-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to claim his maiden Sunshine Tour title on Sunday.

Venter had to hold off Stefan Wears-Taylor, who also shot 66 in the final round, and Louis Albertse (67) in the playoff after the trio all finished the tournament on 10-under-par. 

They all parred the 18th in the first playoff hole, but on their next attempt, Venter spun a sand-wedge from the fairway back to 16 feet from the pin and then nailed the birdie putt with Albertse and Wears-Taylor unable to make their shorter putts. 

Venter's success with the putter was unexpected because the Silver Lakes golfer struggled with the short stick in the third round.

"I knew I needed to just keep grinding today, follow my processes, and my goal was to just get in contention

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Maas Wins English Men's Open Amateur Stroke Play
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Maas Wins English Men's Open Amateur Stroke Play

Sourced Amateurgolf.com South Africa’s Christiaan Maas conquered a golf course he once thought was ‘impossible’ to win the Brabazon Trophy by five shots from Essex’s Arron Edwards-Hill. When the 18-year-old first clapped eyes on Saunton Golf Club and played a practice round in driving rain and howling wind, he thought he’d struggle to make an impact in his first major event on English soil. Fast forward four days and after racking up 25 birdies in 72 holes, the young golfer from Pretoria was crowned the English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play champion. The teenager started the day one shot ahead of Edwards-Hill and three clear of defending champion Sam Bairstow in his pursuit of the famous Brabazon Trophy. However, it soon became clear that the pressure of leading going into the final round was not going to weigh down the teenager. In fact, he seemed to thrive on it. In the end, Maas carded a final round 68 to go with previous scores of 65, 70 and 67 for a total of 270 (-14

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Emotional Erwee's hard work pays off with maiden Test ton: 'It's a very special day'
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Emotional Erwee's hard work pays off with maiden Test ton: 'It's a very special day'

Sourced from Sports24. Image from Getty Images Sarel Erwee carded his first Test century in just his third innings at the Hagley Oval on Friday as the Proteas batted themselves into a strong position on day one of the second Test against New Zealand. Erwee's 108 off 221 (14 x 4) helped South Africa to 238/3 at stumps as they look to level the two-match series, and while the 32-year-old put the team first in his initial assessment of the day, it was impossible to ignore how significant this moment was for a man who just two years ago never thought he would be in the position he is today. Erwee has played just under 100 first-class matches and has become a seasoned veteran on the domestic circuit where he has piled runs on for the Dolphins. Under the leadership of national head coach Mark Boucher, though, Erwee has been brought into that set-up where he has spent the last year carrying drinks for the Test team. With Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram the settled opening pair,

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Brave Broomhead seals stunning SA Stroke Play victory
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Brave Broomhead seals stunning SA Stroke Play victory

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Jonathan Broomhead capped an unforgettable week at Randpark Golf Club with the South African Stroke Play Championship trophy in his arms, a first international victory under the belt and the roaring applause of his peers and appreciative fans ringing in his ears.

Three off the pace at the start of the final round, the Durban golfer began the final push with a bogey start, but 17 holes later, Broomhead boxed a par putt on the 18th hole of the Firethorn Course to win the GolfRSA flagship event.

And with his rounds of 67, 64, 64 and 66, Broomhead equalled the 72-hole tournament record – set by Sweden’s Oliver Gillberg at Pecanwood in 2018 – with his winning score of 27-under-par 261.

The 2022 champion edged GolfRSA No 1 Christiaan Maas by two shots and finished four strokes ahead of Scotland’s top-ranked Rory Franssen. GolfRSA National Squad member Christiaan Burke and Sam Bairstow from England

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G425 MAX: MyGolfSpy’s “MOST WANTED DRIVER”
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G425 MAX: MyGolfSpy’s “MOST WANTED DRIVER”

MyGolfSpy named the G425 MAX driver its 2022 “Most Wanted Driver”.

The model was tops among 38 driver models tested, including several new entries to the marketplace.
The G425 LST (played by multiple-time winner Viktor Hovland, among many others), was #1 in the Total Distance category.
The G425 driver family has enjoyed considerable success on global tours, contributing to 40 wins.

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Ryan Rickelton benefitting from facing Lions bowlers as he gets Proteas Test call up
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Ryan Rickelton benefitting from facing Lions bowlers as he gets Proteas Test call up

Sourced from IOL Johannesburg — Having Malusi Siboto, Duanne Olivier, Lutho Sipamla and Sisanda Magala to practice against has greatly aided Ryan Rickelton’s development as a batter this season. There was a lot of work Rickelton had to do himself of course, but it was useful to gauge how well his off-season work functioned, by putting himself up against the most fearsome quartet of bowlers on the domestic circuit. “We usually get good spicy wickets at the Wanderers nets, and obviously, you ask the guys to take the newest balls they can get, and we have a proper contest,” Rickelton said on Wednesday. “I know if I’m holding my own against them, not getting out, and playing good shots against them, it's a good sign for me.” Rickelton’s the 10th highest run-scorer in this season’s Four-Day competition, but he’s one of just three batters to score two centuries so far. Both of those hundreds came at the Wanderers, in matches in which the opposing teams got bowled out for under 200.

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Thriston Lawrence’s dreams come true at the Joburg Open
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Thriston Lawrence’s dreams come true at the Joburg Open

Article Sourced from The Witness

South Africa’s Thriston Lawrence has had a “life-changing” moment.

He found the silver lining at the end of a week of storms in the Joburg Open as he won his first DP World Tour title at Randpark Golf Club on Saturday.

Lawrence was crowned the winner by four strokes after it was decided that a tournament, first reduced to 54 holes because of the Covid-19 travel red list, was further reduced to 36 holes on Saturday because of bad weather.

“It’s the best feeling in the world,” said Lawrence in a statement from the Sunshine Tour.

He won on 12 under par, with fellow South African Zander Lombard taking second on eight under and England’s Ashley Chesters and South Africa’s Shaun Norris sharing third on seven under par.

“I played unbelievable golf over the past two days. I would’ve liked to have finished with a winning putt on 18, but it was out of my control. I went out there with a mentality to finish the tourn

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