James Jarvis wins tight race in Durban

20th September – Local Royal Durban Golf Club junior, James Jarvis, emerged from a tightly packed group to win the 4th event in the 2020/2021 Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series (BFMJS) Tour. The players all experienced a beautiful windless Durban morning at a Royal Durban course that was in tip top condition.

James had a level par 1st 9 that included 2 birdies and 2 drops whilst he finished with a 1 over par 38 for the 2nd 9. A number of players were in with a shout but the steady golf of James saw him push over the line.

By winning the Royal Durban leg James has qualified for the regional North finals of the BFMJS, where he will be playing for the opportunity to compete at Pinehurst in July 2021.

The Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series launched in 2017, is managed by the SA Golf Development Board and endorsed by GolfRSA. Open to boys and girls in the U13 and U19 divisions, it is played across 18 tournaments at leading courses countrywide.

Other notable scores at Royal Durban GC was the runner-up Luke Cubitt (Umdoni Park) on 75. Michael Sim (Kloof Country Club) and Connor Thomas (Royal Durban) were joint 3rd on 76.

The B division was won by Kamaya Moodliar (Umhlali) on 87, and the C Division by Liam Terry (Royal Durban) on 33 points. The Under 13As was won by Benjamin Wilson (Durban CC) on a gross 80 and the Under 13Bs by Immanuel Govender (Mt Edgecombe) on 40 points.

The next BFMJS event takes place at Robertson Golf Club (the Boland leg) on the 24th September Tournaments in the near future are scheduled for

Clovelly 25th September (Western Province)

Zwartkop 4th October (Gauteng North)

CMR 18th October (Central Gauteng)

State Mines 25th October (Ekurhuleni)

Erinvale 1st November (Western Province)

Visit juniorseries.bridgefm.co.za for the full schedule and entry mechanism, or contact Peter Little of the SAGDB on littlegolfers2@gmail.com.

Media Contacts:

Paul Stewart, Chief Executive Officer – 021 4920210. paul.stewart@bridgefm.co.za

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