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Sweet taste of victory for Ayden Senger at Royal Cape

October 15, 2019

Ayden Senger bounced back from the heartache of losing in a play-off at Clovelly last month to win his first Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title of the season at Royal Cape Golf Club on Sunday 13 October 2019. By shooting a 2-under 70 in challenging conditions at Royal Cape, 18-year-old Ayden qualified for the…

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Jordan Duminy wins Bridge Junior Series at Clovelly

October 1, 2019

Jordan Duminy of Mossel Bay, who will represent the International team in the Junior Presidents Cup in Australia in December, produced a spectacular shot from deep in the trees to win the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title at Clovelly Country Club on Friday 27 September 2019. Having pushed his second shot right of the…

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Nikhil scorches to Bridge Junior Series title in Milnerton

Nikhil Rama, an 18-year-old member of Bryanston Country Club, produced exceptional and error free play to win his first Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title on a picture perfect yet scorching day at Milnerton Golf Club on Thursday 26 September 2019. Having never played the links course which has Table Mountain providing a dramatic backdrop,…

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Louis Loubser wins Bridge Junior Series title in Strand

September 25, 2019

Louis Loubser Jnr, a 17-year-old member of Durbanville GC, secured the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title at Strand GC on Sunday 15 September 2019. A Grade 11 pupil at The Golf School of Excellence in Tygervalley where he is coached by Paul McKenzie, Louis birdied the 15th and the 16th holes to end the…

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Ethan captures Bridge Junior Series at Royal Durban

September 11, 2019

17-year-old Ethan Gough of Hillcrest romped to a comprehensive 3-shot victory at Royal Durban GC on Sunday 8 September 2019 to win the opening tournament of Season 3 of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series. The Maritzburg College pupil, coached by Sean Coetzee at the SCIEG academy, shot level par 73 with Matthew Kruger and…

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Royal Durban hosts Bridge Junior Series opener

September 3, 2019

The iconic Royal Durban GC hosts the opening tournament of Season 3 of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series on Sunday 8 September 2019, as the country’s best young boy and girl golfers set their sights on the ultimate prize – an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the Junior North and South Championship at…

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Snyders captures SA’s first US North & South Junior win

August 7, 2019

PINEHURST, North Carolina (4 July 2019) – GolfRSA and Bridge Fund Managers celebrated a big win on Wednesday as Western Province junior Tyran Snyders became the first South African champion in the 41st North and South Junior Championship in the United States. The 18-year-old Paarl teenager fired a flawless four-under-par 68 on Pinehurst No 8…

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Teen golfer Tyran books his spot in the USA

June 15, 2019

Cape Town, South Africa (April 2019) – Talented teenage golfer Tyran Snyders was in sublime form shooting 65 and 72 to win the 36-hole South Final of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series at King David Mowbray Golf Club on Sunday 7 April 2019. By claiming the title Tyran, in matric at Paarl Boys High,…

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Sean eagles his way to Bridge golf title in Germiston

March 25, 2019

Germiston, South Africa (March 2019) – Sean Paxton, a 17 year old Maritzburg College pupil, fired a pair of eagles to win the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series 2019 tournament at Germiston Golf Club on Sunday 17 March 2019. Sean, who lives in Pietermaritzburg, travelled up from KwaZulu-Natal to compete in the event, and his…

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Paarl boy Tyran wins Bridge golf title in Robertson

March 15, 2019

Robertson, South Africa (March 2019) – Tyran Snyders finally made it to the winner’s podium after 2 runners-up finishes in the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series 2019, after shooting a sparkling 8-birdie 66 to win at a cold, wet and windy Robertson Golf Club on Sunday 10 March 2019. By winning the title Tyran,…

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Kiera Floyd overcomes disaster to win at Rocklands

March 7, 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa (March 2019) – Kiera Floyd became the second girl winner in the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Juniors Series 2019, having survived a potentially disastrous two shot penalty on the 10th hole when she played the wrong ball on the Rocklands course at Country Club Johannesburg on Sunday 24 February 2019. Despite the…

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Dean blazes back 9 to win Bridge event at Wingate Park

February 21, 2019

Pretoria, South Africa (February 2019) – Dean Wilken, a 15-year-old Grade 10 at Tyger Valley College in Pretoria East, eagled two par 5s on the back 9 to win the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at Wingate Park Country Club on Sunday 17 February 2019. By winning the title Dean qualifies for the…

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Maia secures Bridge Junior Series win at Oubaai

February 6, 2019

29 January 2019 – Calvin Maia shot 67 to win the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at Oubaai on Sunday. By winning the title, the 18-year-old Kenako Golf Academy boarder qualifies for the South Regional Final of the #BridgeJuniorSeries in April, where the ultimate prize is an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the…

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Yurav’s splendid 65 at State Mines

Sunday 13th January Yurav Premlall produced a near flawless 65 at the State Mines course. A total of 6 birdies, an eagle at the par 5 15th and a solitary drop at the par 4 5th produced one of the rounds of this edition of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series. Casey Jarvis was a…

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Jayden wins with a brilliant 66

Saturday 12th January Jayden Schaper recorded an outstanding 66 at the ERPM course. His round consisted of 6 birdies, an eagle at the par 5 2nd and two drops. This qualifies Jayden to participate in the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series regional final to compete in the USA. Ryan van Velzen finished a close 2nd…

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Girl power rules as Jordan battles boys in Durbanville

January 15, 2019

Teenager Jordan Rothman won an exciting playoff in the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at her home club, Durbanville Golf Club. Rothman, the reigning Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Champion, had to overcome a strong field of boys including plus handicappers Ayden Senger, Louis Loubser Jnr, Francois Cilliers, Justin Behrens, Calin Sanderson and Matthew McCarthy,…

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Golfing Galant brothers dominate in Rondebosch

December 18, 2018

It was a proud day for the Galant family of Belhar as teen brothers Tristan and Jaydon dominated the u19 and u13 divisions respectively of the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at Rondebosch Golf Club on Tuesday 11 December 2018. Tristan, who recently turned 17, bookended his round with a birdie on the…

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Nash and Rorisang do battle in thriller at the Wanderers

November 7, 2018

Nash de Klerk claimed the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title after chipping in for birdie to see off the challenge of his good friend and interprovincial team mate Rorisang Nkosi, as two of South Africa’s brightest young golfing talents shot matching 69s and then produced a thrilling four hole play-off at the Wanderers Golf…

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Carl Mwale has a shot at the USA after his biggest victory

October 30, 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa (October 2018) – Carl Mwale of Eagle Canyon Golf Estate in Honeydew scored one of the biggest wins of his young career when the teen shot a 67 to lift his first Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title on a day of exceptional scoring at Waterkloof Golf Club, Pretoria on Sunday 28…

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ERPM postponement – NEW DATE 12th January 2019

October 26, 2018

The BFMJS ERPM tournament postponed from the 13th October 2018 will now be played on Saturday the 12th January 2019 at the same venue. All players registered will automatically be included but will receive notification thereof.

‘No pressure’ as Van Wyk strides to victory at Clovelly

October 7, 2018

5th October 2018 A day after completing his Grade 12 exams, Southern Cape junior Ben van Wyk shot one of the rounds of his life to win the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series event at Clovelly with a round of 67 that included two bogeys in the final three holes. “I guess I just took…

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Bellville teen secures his biggest victory with playoff win

Cape Town, South Africa (October 2018) – 14-year-old Jeré Brits scored the biggest victory of his young career when he defeated Western Province Interprovincial player Tyran Snyders in a playoff at Rondebosch GC to lift his first Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title on Tuesday 2 October 2018. “I don’t usually play as well as…

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Durbanville teen a step closer to competing in the USA

September 19, 2018

Cape Town, South Africa (September 2018) – 17-year-old Sean Cronje took a giant step towards realizing a dream of competing in the USA after excelling in the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at a windy Strand Golf Club on Sunday 16 September 2018. Cronje lost a thrilling play-off against reigning WP Junior Matchplay Champion…

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Cilliers wins play-off battle to secure Bridge Junior Series title in Strand

Cape Town, South Africa (September 2018) – 17-year-old Francois Cilliers won his second Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title of the season in a thrilling play-off over Sean Cronje at a windy Strand Golf Club on Sunday 16 September 2018. Cilliers, a pupil at Paarl Boys High, won the title at his home club after…

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Loubser pips Couch for Bridge Fund win

August 23, 2018

20 August 2018 – Durbanville junior Louis Loubser Jnr defeated Keegan-Slade Couch from Milnerton in extra time to win the second event in the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series at Boschenmeer Golf Estate on Sunday. Francois Cilliers, who won the season-opening event at Royal Cape Golf Club in July, looked on course for back-to-back…

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Cilliers claims season-opening Bridge Fund event

July 26, 2018

Francois Cillers took scant notice of the cold and wet weather as he blitzed Royal Cape’s back nine en route to a round of 69 and a two-shot victory in the season-opening Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series on Friday. Three birdies and a chip-in eagle on the par-five 16th saw the Western Province Junior Matchplay…

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SA Juniors clinch top five and top 20 at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, North Carolina (5 July 2018) – GolfRSA National Squad player Deon Germishuys tied for fourth in the 40th Junior North and South Championship and fellow Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series finalist Nikhil Gopal signed off with a top 20 finish in North Carolina on Wednesday. Germishuys enjoyed his first success on American soil in…

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KZN teen Gopal seizes Junior Golf Series grand prize

May 4, 2018

24 April 2018 – A birdie at the closing hole for victory in the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series North final made the two trips to Gauteng worthwhile for KwaZulu-Natal junior Nikhil Gopal. The KwaZulu-Natal junior fired rounds of 70 and 71 at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington’s East Course to edge out Ryan van Velzen…

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Germishuys seals US spot with perfect chip

April 17, 2018

Cape Town, South Africa (April 2018) – A perfectly executed chip shot earned reigning Sanlam SA Amateur champion Deon Germishuys a coveted spot in the prestigious Junior North and South Championship at Pinehurst in July. The 18-year-old Strand junior was among the eight winners and finalists who qualified for the South Final of the popular…

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Jubilant Jones books ticket to Bridge Fund Junior Series final

February 22, 2018

19 February 2018 – Shaun Jones is a step closer to a tee time at Pinehurst after he swept to victory in the 12th event on the popular Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series on Sunday. Murad Hoosen from The Els Club Copperleaf and Victoria Golf Club’s Sean Paxton both birdied the par-five closing hole at…

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Jordan – the first girl to reach the national finals

January 18, 2018

Cape Town, South Africa (January 2018) – Jordan Rothman, a 15-year-old pupil at Curro Durbanville, has become the first girl to qualify for the finals of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series, a national series of 18 events sanctioned by GolfRSA. In the finals in April 2018, Jordan will compete against some of the country’s…

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Rose edges Stevens for Junior Series win

October 19, 2017

JOHANNESBURG, 16 October 2017 – Kian Rose from Bedfordview won the eighth event in the popular Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series in a play-off on Sunday. Rose set the clubhouse target at the Wanderers Golf Club at four-under-par 67, but Cole Stevens from Parkview reeled in a pair of birdies on the back nine to…

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Schaper stakes his claim at ERPM

October 16, 2017

BOKSBURG, 15 October 2017 – South Africa’s top junior Jayden Schaper lived up to his top billing with a superior performance in the seventh Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series on Saturday. All 18 winners in the Under-19 A-Division of the nationwide series will challenge in two regional finals for two coveted spots in the field…

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Attitude key to Senger’s success at Clovelly

October 7, 2017

CAPE TOWN, 7 October 2017 – Ayden Senger strongly believes that a positive mind-set helped him to a Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series breakthrough at Clovelly Country Club and the Western Province standout is taking that same attitude into the Lion of Africa Junior Open on Sunday. The Sunshine Tour Junior Series event tees off…

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Double celebration for Western Province juniors

GEORGE, 1 November 2017 – Nothing builds confidence more than victories, and Western Province duo Deon Germishuys and Connor de Groote gained a double dose of self-assurance in the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series in George last Friday. At the end of the 18-event nationwide series, all the Under-19 A-Section winners will compete for two…

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Broomhead seals stab at US Junior North and South

September 22, 2017

DURBAN, 17 September 2017 – Jonothan Broomhead gave himself an excellent chance to win a coveted spot in the 2018 Junior North and South Championship when he won the fourth Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series event on Sunday. When the nationwide series wraps up in March next year, all 18 of the A-Division winners will…

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Simpson seals victory in BFMJS Strand

September 13, 2017

STRAND, 12 September 2017 – A well-executed strategy at the closing hole at Strand Golf Club paid handsome dividends for Bellville junior Sam Simpson, who emerged victorious in the third Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series on Sunday. Simpson beat South African Golf Development Board member Hilmi Mallick in sudden-death play-off after the pair tied on…

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Snyders, Chuang celebrate Junior Series victories

August 23, 2017

PAARL, 22 August 2017 – Paarl Boys High scholar Tyran Snyders is one step closer to a possible start in a prestigious junior championship in the United States next year after he clinched a one shot victory in the second Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series, while Western Province junior Caden Chuang collected his second straight…

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Germishuys captures title

July 6, 2017

CAPE TOWN, 4 July 2017 – Western Province junior Deon Germishuys secured his chance to compete for a spot in the prestigious North and South Junior in the USA next year when he won the first Under-19 A-Division title in the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series on Monday. Ranked eighth in the country, the former…

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Germishuys geared for Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series start

July 1, 2017

CAPE TOWN, 30 June 2017 – Former Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play champion Deon Germishuys will spearhead the A-Division field when the exciting new Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series launches at Royal Cape Golf Club on Monday, 3 July. Currently ranked eighth in the country, the rising star from Western Province is the highest…

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The story of Pinehurst No.2

Opened in 1907, Pinehurst No.2 was designed by Donald Ross, who called it ‘the fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed’. Ross was associated with the course for nearly 50 years, improving the course continually until his death in 1948. Pinehurst No. 2 is best known for its crowned, undulating greens, which are…

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Q&A with Deon Germishuys

June 28, 2017

Deon Germishuys will be participating in the inaugural Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at Royal Cape Golf Club Player Profile: Deon Germishuys Date of birth: 22/10/1999 (17) Golf Club: Strand Handicap: +3 Union: Western Province Earliest golfing highlight: Winning US Kids European Championship in 2011 Biggest golfing achievement: Winning SA Boys U19 Stroke play…

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BIG BOOST FOR JUNIOR GOLF IN SOUTH AFRICA

April 12, 2017

Junior golf in South Africa has received a timely lift with the announcement of a brand new national series of events that will culminate in two players qualifying to take part in the North and South Junior at Pinehurst, North Carolina in the United States of America next year. The Bridge Fund Manager Junior Series…

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