Ernie Els Primary School Championship CGGU Qualifier
On a cold and windy day at the newly revamped Randpark Bushwillow course 40 primary school pupils participated in the Ernie Els Primary School Union Qualifier to qualify to participate in the National Finals at Oubaai.
Separated into two divisions, namely the Championship and Combined Schools, with the best three of the four players scores to count, it came down to the wire at the end.
Qualifying in the Championship Division was Dainfern College and in the Combined School Division was Mondeor & Glenander
This year saw the second year of the Ernie Els Primary School Championships. Each union has a regional qualifier to determine which two schools will go through to represent them at the National Finals. This year the Ernie Els Primary Schools National Finals are to be held at Oubaai from the 8th to 10th of August.
For the CGGU Union Qualifier ten schools participated and of those three were in the Combined Schools division. Conditions were very difficult with icy cold temperatures and gusty winds resulting in tough scoring. The young players play off scratch and play a capped Medal format
In the Championship Division, Dainfern College were victorious with the best three of their four scores combining for a total of 253, in the runner-up position was St. John's with a combined total of 261 and in third position was St. Benedicts A with a total of 273.
In the Combined Schools Division, Mondeor & Glenander ran away with the honours for a combined total of 263 with Jan Cilliers & Orban in runner-up position (278) and St. Benedicts & North West Christian in third position (292)
For the Overall Individual prizes, Bradley Dunbar from St. Johns finished on top with a gross score of 79 with Chandler Shaw from Mondeor & Glenander in runner-up spot on a score of 82.
Hopefully next year we will have a bigger and better tournament with more entries so check out the CGGU Junior Fixture list for 2013 when it becomes available.
Pictured above is the team From Dainfern with Andy Truluck from CGGU
Pictured above is the combined team from Mondeor & Glendander with Andy Truluck from CGGU