Garen Niemand Wins KeNako Junior Series at Kingswood

Garen Niemand’s excellent recent form continued as he won the KeNako Junior Series tournament played at Kingswood Golf Estate with an excellent 69.  Garen had finished 3rd in the Oubaai Club Championships played the week before and during the following week he participated in the SA Amateur, where he made the cut.

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Garen Niemand Wins KeNako Junior Series at Kingswood

Garen Niemand Wins KeNako Junior Series at Kingswood

Garen is entering his fourth year at the academy and he was recently elected Student Leader for 2013.  He has made wonderful all round progress since joining KeNako, both on and off the golf course.  He plans to study for a degree at University starting in 2014 before giving golf a go as a career alternative.  Only once he has done all of this will he make a final career decision.

Garen won the tournament from fellow KeNako student Alan Lones, who shot a career best one under par 71 in tournament competition to finish second.  Alan hails from the Border region and he joined the KeNako Academy at the beginning of 2013.  It is apparent that the work that he is doing with the team of professionals at KeNako Academy is already starting to show dividends.  Like many of the students at KeNako Alan is just 15 years old.

Young Dijon Coetzer played an outstanding round in the U13 Division, scoring level par 72 to beat Martin Vorster by 3 shots.  Dijon plays off a 6 handicap and this was his career best competitive round, an achievement shared by Poon du Plessis who scored a 77 off his 12 handicap to pip Dijon to the Best Nett prize by just a single stroke.   Dijon started a coaching program at the KeNako Academy at the beginning of 2013, although he is not a full time KeNako student.[/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]

 

Top Results

 69  Garen Niemand  A Division Best Nett        68    Jabulane Mabilane
 71  Alan Lones
B Division
 72 Cameron Moralee  Winner Gross                      88  Grant Chapman
Jabulane Mabilane  Best Nett                              76  Hijke Pretorius
 73 Caylum Boon
 75  Mentz Germishuis  Under 13’s (Ladies Tees)
 76  Damonn Tait  Winner Gross     72  Dijon Coetzer
 77  Reinhardt Claassen  Other Top Gross Scores  75  Martin Vorster
 James Pennington  77  Poon du Plessis
 78  Cyril Botha  79 Luhan Bester
 Marcus Smal  Best Nett  65  Poon du Plessis

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