Andre Nel and Jade Buitendag Selected for South Africa

Andre Nel and Jade Buitendag have been selected to represent South Africa at the 8th African Amateur Golf Teams Championships to be played in Kenya in October. It is a 4 man team so the KeNako Academy provides half the team, an amazing accomplishment!  They were the first and only 2 School Leavers to join the then new School Leaver program at KeNako Academy in January 2014.

Andre was ranked 88th and Jade 53rd in South Africa when they joined KeNako. Both boys have thrived since joining KeNako Academy and both boys have risen to a ranking of No.3 in South Africa this year. They are currently ranked 4th and 5th respectively. This is the 3rd time this year that Jade has been selected for South Africa but it will be Andre’s first ‘cap’.  KeNako Academy is very proud of the achievements of these two young men. Congratulations Andre and Jade and may this be a stepping stone to greater achievements in the future! “The African Amateur Golf Teams Championships is undoubtedly the most esteemed teams’ event in Africa.” said Gerhard Conradie, President of the SAGA.