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Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:09

Westville Golfers Take 4th Spot in World Challenge.

During the Easter Holidays, the WBHS Golf team travelled to Stellenbosch to compete in the World Schools Golf Challenge from the 25th - 29th April.

There were 40 teams competing from 23 schools, which travelled from New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Namibia and Zimbabwe, to participate in this prestigious event which takes place every two years.

Teams comprised of four members each with three out of the four strokeplay scores to count each round.  Four top championship Cape courses were used, namely Erinvale, Devonvale, De Zalze and Stellenbosch.

The weather certainly did us no favours and our boys had to overcome the challenge of playing in heavy rain, wind and cold. As alien as these conditions were to our boys, the New Zealanders and English found themselves playing in an environment that they were accustomed to.
The WBHS A team finished in an impressive 4th place behind convincing winners Millfield from England, with Strand second, and Dainfern third.

Our B team finished in a respectable 18th place overall.

The A team claimed 2nd in the Best Nett competition with Kyle Simmonds winning a medal for Best Nett in the Individual C Division.

Individually, William Bruce finished in 9th position and James Moody 15th. This was backed up by good performances from Mansfield, Simmonds and Springate, each player contributing to the overall success of the team. Mention must be made of the leadership shown by the captain Ryan Springate and the discipline of the team in general.

WBHS has cemented its reputation as one of the top golfing schools in the country.

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