Matthew Lotz on fire at Atlantic Beach

Sunday 16th August – The 4th edition of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series (BFMJS) started with a capacity field at the majestic Atlantic Beach Links in Melkbosstrand. With Table Mountain in the background and the benign weather experienced on the day, the course did not bear its ferocious teeth.

 A blistering 5 under 31 on the front nine set up an outstanding 66 for 15 year old Matthew Lotz, a member at Atlantic Beach Links.

A 5 hole stretch home, from the 4th, saw Matthew record an eagle (par 5 6th) and 3 birdies interspersed with a drop shot at the par 4 7th. A steady final nine of 35, which had 2 birdies, ended a wonderful display of golf.

 After the round Matthew said

“My game plan today was to go out and play the best I could. After I hit my first drive my nerves kind of went away. After my first birdie at 4 it felt as if I could not miss a putt. The second nine I went out to play shot for shot.”

 By winning the Atlantic Beach leg Matthew has qualified for the regional South 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 Atlantic Beach was the runner-up 15 year old Jack Buchanan (Milnerton GC), on 70. Zara Le Keur (Royal Cape GC) and Justin Behrens (Atlantic Beach Links) were joint 3rd on 73.

The next BFMJS event takes place at the popular Royal Cape Golf Club on the 30th August.

Further tournaments in the near future are scheduled for

Strand 13th September

Royal Durban 20th September (Kwazulu Natal)

Robertson 24th September (Boland)

Clovelly 25th September

Zwartkop 4th October (Gauteng North)

CMR 18th October (Central Gauteng)

State Mines 25th October (Ekurhuleni)

 Visit for the full schedule and entry mechanism, or contact Peter Little of the SAGDB on

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Paul Stewart, Chief Executive Officer – 021 4920210.


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