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Nel hits the front at CMR Challenge

ROODEPOORT, 3 May 2016 – Pretoria junior Eric Nel overcame a shaky start to fire a five-under-par 67 for the first round lead in the IGT Tour’s CMR Challenge at CMR Golf Club in Roodepoort on Monday.
The 18-year-old Centurion amateur will start the second round with a two shot cushion on former Sunshine Tour professional Johary Raveloarison and Damian Naicker, who recently returned from a two-year stint competing on pro Tours in the United Kingdom.
Mathew Spacey, Gerard du Plooy and amateur Stephan Erasmus lag three off the pace and 2015 IGT Tour winner David Ashley from England grabbed a seat in the six man-bus tied for seventh on one under 71.
Nel mixed bogeys at one and three with a pair of birdies at the second and fourth but found his stride after knocking in another birdie putt at the fifth. He birdied the short eighth to turn two under and offset a lone bogey on the back nine with a brace of birdies at 10 and 11 and a second pair at 15 and 16.
“It definitely wasn’t a pretty start, but I battled with the windy conditions and it took a few holes to settle down,” Nel said
“The set-up was tough, with all the tees off the back tips and more than a few pins tucked into some challenging spots. The swirling wind made it tough to judge the approach shots on some holes. It definitely could have been better. I made couple of great par-saves, but I left a few out there.”
Nel hit a great tee shot at the first down the middle of the fairway, but he got into some water trouble.
“I didn’t let that opening bogey set the tone for my round,” said the GFG Academy player.
“I hit a great approach to eight feet at the second and holed to putt for birdie. It was important not to let the early bogeys dictate the round, so I just stuck to my game plan for the course and I managed to get back into red numbers by the fifth hole.
“At the eighth, I holed a 15-footer for birdie and I hit it within three feet at 10 and 11. I had lip-outs for birdies at 12 and 13, but I three-stabbed 14 for another bogey. I was really pleased to make two more birdies coming home.”
Nel will be heading to the United States later this year to take up a golf scholarship.
“Ross Sinclair and I are going over, but we haven’t made up our minds yet where we are going,” he said. “I’ve had offers from Louisiana Munroe and Texas University. We both really want to go to Texas, but it will depend on what happens with our applications. We want to go together because it’s good to have some support over there.
“In the meantime, I’m sharpening my game on the IGT Tour and I’m really enjoying this environment. I started playing the IGT Tour at the start of the season and this is the first time I’m leading. I thought I would be really nervous, but it’s quite the opposite. I feel quite calm and I think that’s one of the things I’ve taken away from competing against the pros in the last four months.”

FIRST ROUND SCORES
All competitors RSA unless otherwise specified and amateurs are indicated as AMA:
67 - Eric Nel AMA
69 - Johary Raveloarison (MDG), Damian Naicker
70 - Stephan Erasmus AMA, Matthew Spacey, Gerard Du Plooy
71 - Garth Wolter, Clinton Grobler, David Ashley (ENG), Matt Wollman AMA (ZIM), John McClean (NIR), Stephan De Beer
72 - Justin Turner, Coert Groenewald, CJ Levey
73 - Michael Kok AMA, Carrie Park
74 - Warric Dyers AMA, Jacques De Villiers AMA, TJ Bekker, Tristan Nel AMA, Adriel Poonan AMA, NJ Arnoldi, Calvin Caldeira, Cameron Nesmith AMA, Keegan Steyn AMA
75 - Simon Kruger, Ricky Hendler AMA, Sam Metcalfe AMA, Gareth Akers
76 - Romano Saincic, Gary Daoust AMA (BEL), WM Coetzee AMA, Graeme Limper AMA, Marais Visagie
77 - Dwayne Coetzee, Etzard Grimbeek AMA, Duane Keun, Tyrone Lorusso, Conway Kunneke, Divan Marais, Alpheus Kelapile
78 - Devan Payne AMA, Hilton Hughes AMA, Wayne du Toit, Rudolph Van De Venter AMA, Paul De Beer
79 - Shaun van Tonder, Mohammed Ismail AMA, Jason Ackerman AMA, Bryce Myburgh
80 - Vid Gobac AMA, Duan Nagel AMA, Ashley Mulligan AMA, Liam Bezuidenhout AMA
81 - Cameron Gunning
83 - Dylan Foster AMA
85 - Ryan Wingrove AMA
86 - Stephane Van Neer AMA (COD)
87 - Tommie Brits AMA
88 - Andre De Jager AMA, Charles Grobler AMA

PHOTO – Eric Nel; credit CJ du Plooy.

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The IGT Challenge Pro Tour launched in 2010 and has fast grown into South Africa’s premier developmental golf tour, offering a tailor-made gateway for amateurs aspiring to join the pro ranks.
The IGT Challenge Pro Tour Gauteng and IGT Tour Cape provides significant financial opportunities and incentives, and statistical feedback with a full playing schedule of more than 50 events (36-hole, 54-hole and 72-hole tournaments) that enables its members and non-members to perform at a high level in a strong competitive environment.
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CMR Golf Club Day 1

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SA Disabled Golf Open 2 - 6 May 2016. Had the privilege to be here on day 1 and what wonderful new friends we met and old friends seen again. It was great to speak to Manuel de los Santos T6 & Juan Postigo T4 and the work rate of these two guys is just unbelievable. Liedeke took them on chipping contest and we still await the result.

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Pace and Strauss push Park to great heights

JOHANNESBURG, 2 May 2016 - A pure shot at the first hole sent Anton Haig on his way to a maiden IGT Tour victory in the ERPM Challenge, but Carrie Park also felt like a winner after she rolled in a par-putt at the final hole to finish second two weeks ago.
The pint-sized Park fired a 63 in the first round to tie Haig for the lead at ERPM Golf Club.
She shot 69 in the second round to keep pace with the former European Tour winner and closed with a 66 to finish four shots behind Haig.
Haig was so impressed with the 19-year-old Park that he asked about investing in her.
“Carrie is one helluva golfer and she is only 19,” Haig said. “She is straight, she’s compact, and accurate and she has a really good sense of where she is going with her shots.
“I loved playing with her, because she pushed me to lift my own game. She has all the marks of a champion and I reckon she will start paying great dividends in a few years,”
Haig will miss this week’s CMR Challenge to compete in the Investec Royal Swazi Open in Swaziland, but Park will be hunting more success on the IGT Tour as she prepares for her Asian Ladies Golf Tour debut in June.
“I watched Lee-Anne (Pace) and Bertine (Strauss) on the Ladies Sunshine Tour and I was amazed at how good their all-round game is,” said the GFG Academy player.
“You put so many hours into your game. You hit hundreds of shots and chips and putts, but it is so tough to get every aspect of the game to work together over three rounds in a tournament. But I did it at ERPM.
“I had three days of incredibly driving, great irons and solid putting and it felt wonderful to have everything coming together like that. I owe it to my coach Graeme Francis, who has been trying to help me get more distance so I can be more competitive.
“We have been working on my left hip rotation for a long time, but suddenly before ERPM I finally tweaked. I am hitting the ball at least 30 meters further and it puts me in a much better position to attack the pins with the short irons and wedges.
“Isn’t it funny how something so small can build your confidence? I felt much more in control at ERPM and I had a lot more confidence over my approach shots and putts.”
Park learned to play golf at a driving range in native South Korea at the age of 12, but after her father visited South Africa in 2012, he enrolled Park at Southdowns College in Centurion. She joined the GFG Academy, began competing through the Gauteng North Golf Union and within a year, she dominated the local women’s amateur circuit.
Shortly after she rose to the number one spot in the WGSA rankings, Park captured the 2014 Sanlam SA Amateur Women’s Stroke Play title and last year she won the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Championship to join the likes of Ashleigh Simon, Kim Williams and Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini as a ‘double’ winner.
As one of the first women to compete on the IGT Tour, Park has made it a habit to upstage the pros and leading amateurs on the country’s premier development Tour.
She campaigned full-time last year to prepare for her debut in the SA Women’s Open in December, where she cashed in on a third place finish. Five more top 10 finishes secured her spot in the Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies Final in March, where she placed eighth overall.
“When I first started to play here in South Africa, Lee-Anne, Bertine, Ashleigh and Stacy Bregman were my idols and it was really cool to qualify with them,” Park said. “I remember in my first tournament - the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur –Bertine beat me hands-down. It was such an honour to play with her in the first two rounds at Millvale. It meant a huge deal to me to know that I am good enough to compete against the best in the South Africa.”
Now Park is looking ahead at her next big test.
“Monique (Smit) loves playing on the Ladies Asian Golf Tour and she said I should give it a try,” Park said. “My entry for the Hong Kong Open was accepted, so we leave in early June. The next couple weeks are really important for my preparation and I’m excited to see how I will do, but any international experience will be good.
“I hope to get the funding together so I can join a few of the other South African girls at the First Stage of the LPGA Tour School. It’s important to set goals so you know what you are
The CMR Challenge will be played at CMR Golf Club from 3-5 May.

PHOTO - Anton Haig and Carrie Park; credit Graeme Francis.

ABOUT THE IGT TOUR
The IGT Challenge Pro Tour launched in 2010 and has fast grown into South Africa’s premier developmental golf tour, offering a tailor-made gateway for amateurs aspiring to join the pro ranks.
The IGT Challenge Pro Tour Gauteng and IGT Tour Cape provides significant financial opportunities and incentives, and statistical feedback with a full playing schedule of more than 50 events (36-hole, 54-hole and 72-hole tournaments) that enables its members and non-members to perform at a high level in a strong competitive environment.
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Anton has 7 top 10 out of 7 starts with a recent win at the IGT ERPM Challenge with a score of 64 69 62 for 21 under par.
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IGT Pro Tour with Sadga - South African Disabled Golf Association and Reinard Schuhknecht at Zwartkop Country Club.

Schuhknecht wants to shake SA Open bridesmaid tag

TSHWANE, 27 April 2016 – The only thing to do when victory keeps eluding you is to ‘try and try again’, says double World One-Arm champion Reinard Schuhknecht.
The towering Vanderbijlpark golfer is targeting the Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open as one of the most important titles on his schedule this season and will spearhead the home challenge in the 18th edition of SA disabled golf’s flagship event alongside four-time winner Daniel Slabbert at Zwartkop Country Club from 2-4 May.
“Since my first appearance in 2007, I’ve won the Junior Division, the Arm Amputee Division and finished in the top three a couple of times, but the title keeps eluding me,” says Schuhknecht.
“Not only do I have with Daniel and James Hourigan from South Africa and defending champion Josh Williams to contend with, but there are some big guns coming over from the States and Europe this year. Hopefully having so many rivals will be just the kick I need to get the monkey off my back.”
Schuhknecht spent the last two weeks playing the IGT Tour to get into competitive mode and surviving the cut in the ERPM Challenge last week was a great confidence booster.
“It felt great to keep pace with the pros and some of the top ranked amateurs in the country,” says Schuhknecht. “I haven’t competed for a while. I wanted to get the rust off and see where I stand and I came away feeling good about my game.
“My dream ultimately is to play the pro circuit. Guys like Chad Pfeiffer from the States and Manual de los Santos from Europe already made that transition and it’s going to be awesome to go up against them next week at Zwartkop. I didn’t play my best golf in the ERPM Challenge, but I managed to score well enough. Making my first cut against the pros really boosted my confidence.”
Fate dealt Schuhknecht a heavy blow at 14 years old, but he survived the shock of an 11,000 electric current. The amputation of his right arm didn’t deter him from realising his goals and dreams and he has become a shining example of true grit and an iron will to succeed despite adversity.
Schuhknecht certainly hasn’t had a problem converting form into success abroad. In fact, he has emerged as one of the brightest stars in South African disabled golf.
In 2014, he won the World One-Arm Match Play Championship title and not only defended his title last year, but scored an unprecedented ‘double’ when he claimed the Stroke Play title as well.
He travelled to Spain where he collected the International Handisport / BGC Mallorca Open trophy and then the 24-year-old took on 40 of the best one-armed golfers from the United States and abroad in the North American One-Armed Golfers Association Championships, where he finished second in the Match Play and Stroke Play Championships.
Schuhknecht also performed very well at the Swedish Invitational in Bokskogen and in several Para-Longdrive Competitions held across the United States.
Off the golf course, he has excelled in wake boarding, completed a 900 km quad bike tour, earned certification in Padi, Nitroc and Advance Scuba Diving and qualified as a PGA Teaching Professional from the Golf Management Campus (previously called the Dale Hayes School of Excellence) in 2013.
Fear is certainly not a factor in this young gun’s life, so what does he believe stands in the way of success in the Nedbank SA Golf Disabled Open?
“I’ve gained a lot of experience competing abroad in the last two years, and with that experience came the confidence that I can win, but it’s different when you compete overseas,” he says.
“I know it sounds like it should be the other way around, but I feel less pressure on me when I compete abroad. No-one really expects you to excel and it’s pretty cool to surprise them. Here at home, everyone expects you to win.
“You also put a lot of pressure on yourself. I haven’t started well in the last couple of years and I was on the back-foot, playing catch-up. The international guys are going to take this year’s event to another level, so it’s good to know that the 15 students from the Golf Management Campus who are volunteering next week will have my back. I just need to bring the kind of form I take abroad and translate it to a strong start and then keep it going to the finish line.”

PHOTO – Reinard Schuhknect will be challenging for a Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open breakthrough at Zwartkop Country Club from 2-4 May; credit Carl Fourie/SADGA.
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