Young star Casey crowned golfing champ

Casey Jarvis (left) with Ekurhuleni teammate John-William Blomerus.

Jarvis, who was representing Ekurhuleni and Parkrand Primary School at the tournament, claimed the winner’s crown with a score of -11.

The win adds to his already impressive golfing résumé, which includes tournament wins in America, Scotland and Malaysia.

“I love playing golf at Randpark Golf Course,” enthused the 13-year-old champion.

“The greens are good and there are lots of trees. The practice facilities are excellent. I am happy I have won and I’m very proud of myself.”

John-William Blomerus (Ekurhuleni) and Chrisjan Maas (Gauteng North) completed the top three from the day’s overall winners.

Casey Jarvis with the CEO of Central Gauteng Golf Union, Bill Swailes.

Casey Jarvis with the CEO of Central Gauteng Golf Union, Bill Swailes.

The championship has been running for 10 years to date and gives all primary school golfers an opportunity to compete against other golfers from other provinces with an aim to find the best players.

The provinces which participated include Ekurhuleni, Gauteng North, Central Gauteng, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

“This is where the children start, from grass roots, developing their golf and where the stars are born,” explained Central Gauteng Primary School Golf Coordinator Hardus van der Merwe.

Full results:

* Girls U-13 individual stroke play

Winner: Kiera Floyd (Ekurhuleni)

Runner-up: Kim Turgut (Central Gauteng)

Third place: Holly Lau (Gauteng North)

* Boys U-13 individual stroke play

Winner: Casey Jarvis (Ekurhuleni)

Runner-up: John-William Blomerus (Ekurhuleni)

Third place: Chrisjan Maas (Gauteng North)

* Team results (boys):

1. Ekurhuleni

2. Gauteng North

3. Central Gauteng

* Girls:

1. Central Gauteng

2. Ekurhuleni

3. North West

The boys’ team competition consisted of 12 players and the best of 10 scores were counted. The girls’ team competition consisted of six players and the best of four scores counted. – @SabeloBoksburg


Sabelo Mashego
Sports Journalist

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