Gavin Knoesen Prevails at De Zalze to win 1st League Title!

📁 Blog 🕔12.September 2019
Gavin Knoesen Prevails at De Zalze to win 1st League Title!

The 9th event of the Duckhook Season took place in heart of Stellenbosch at De Zalze Golf Estate on Sunday the 8th of September!

De Zalze featured for the first time in 2018 and included in the 2019 Tour Calendar for the Tour players to enjoy anther opportunity to take on the 6385 meter estate layout.

57 Players arrived early to prepare for yet another competitive Social League Event. After 8 events on Tour Mario van Rooyen leads the Standings on 270 I.S points at an average of 33,75 points with Charl Wolmerans and Bertus Schaap occupy the 2nd spot both on 269 points only 1 shot behind and with only 4 League outing to play with every round vital in the quest to occupy the Top spot of the Sunday Standings.

De Zalze was also the 1st Qualifying Round for the 3rd Major of the Season, The Masters to hosted at West Lake on Sunday the 8th of December where the Top20 Players from the 4 month qualifying cycle will qualify!

With near perfect conditions, a group of players were up for the challenge reaching -3 and -4 come the closing stages of the Tournament. Geo Venter (16) started from the 10th Tee and put together a brilliant run of five consecutive Pars with 3 points coming on the Par 4 – 10th, Par 4 – 11th, Par 3 – 12th and Par 5 – 15th to co-lead the field on -4! Another 3 point Par came on the Par 3 – 16th before a Double Bogey on the difficult Par 5 – 17th saw him reach the halfway stage on -3 (21 points). Onto the front nine where Geo managed a sole Birdie on the Par 5 – 6th hole to return to -4 with only 3 holes to play but the midday wind began to picking up to add to the challenge in the closing stages which saws Geo card three consecutive Double Bogeys and drop 4 shots to finish his round on Even Par (36 points).

Graham Walker (10) constructed a classy front nine to shoot -4 (22 points) which included 6 Pars and a Birdie on the Par 3 – 9th hole to join Geo at the top of the leaderboard at the halfway stage. Graham unfortunately also found himself in trouble with the windy conditions making Double Bogeys on the Par 4 – 13th, Par 5 – 17th and final Par 4 – 18th to drop back to +1 (35 points).

Alan Ayers (14) started his round on the back nine and quickly made his way up the leaderboard with a Birdie and 4 points on the Par 4 – 11th and then his second Birdie on the Par 4 – 13th to go with his two 3 point Pars on the Par 4 – 15th and Par 5 – 17th to reach the halfway stage on -2. Alan’s third and final Birdie came on the Par 3 – 3rd followed by another 3 point Par on the Par 4 – 4th to now take his score to -3 with 5 holes to play. The windy conditions also impacted Alan’s momentum as he return to the club house dropping shots with 1 points Double Bogeys on the Par 5 – 6th and Par 4 – 7th and then a Final Double Bogey on the Par 3 – 9th to also complete his round on +1 (35 points).

Gavin Knoesen playing off his 9 handicap made the perfect start with a 4 point Birdie on the Par 4 – 1st to move to -2. Bogey on the Par 3 – 3rd gave one shot back to the field to -1 but quickly made up the shots with two consecutive 3 point Pars on the Par 5 – 6th and Par 4 – 7th to take his score to -3 after the front nine. Moving onto the back nine Gavin stumbled on the Par 3 – 12th and short Par 4 – 13th with 1 point bogeys to drop back to -1. He would make up for the dropped shots with 3 points on the Par 5 – 14th and then his second Birdie and 4 points on the Par 4 – 15th to take his score to -4 and right in contention with only 3 holes to play! Now also having to contend with the wind Gavin managed to limit his damage to only Bogeys on the closing three holes to dropping a shot on the Par 3 – 16th and Par 4 – 18th while the leaders fall back to open the door for Gavin to take his first Duckhook League Title and 550 Player Ranking points!

Another great competition all round!

After 9 competitive rounds on Tour Justin Roper now leads the Standings for the 1st time with his 36 point Haul to jump from 4th to 1st on 303 I.S points at an average of 33,67. Charl Wolmerans remains in 2nd place only 3 points behind the lead on 300. Francois de Wit moves back up the standings from 6th to 3rd to 292 points.

2019 Sunday Standings2019 Player of the Season Rankings2019 Masters Qualifying

1st PlaceGavin KnoesenR800 DHG Player Voucher + Sleeves Titleist  (1 x Pro V1 & 1 x Pro V1 X), R1000-00 CtheWorld Travel Voucher
2nd PlaceAlan AyersR300 – DHG Player Voucher + Michael Angelo Bottle of Wine,R1000-00 CtheWorld Travel Voucher
3rd PlaceGeo VenterStellenbrau Voucher & Bottle of Michael Angelo Wine,R1000-00 CtheWorld Travel Voucher
4th PlaceJustin RoperBottle of Michael Angelo Wine,R1000-00 CtheWorld Travel Voucher
5th PlaceGraham WalkerSleeve Titleist Tour Soft,R1000-00 CtheWorld Travel Voucher
6th PlaceMark SchoombieSleeve Titleist Velocity
7th PlaceStefan BlommertSleeve Titleist DD VISI Velocity Orange
8th PlaceKelly DorringtonBottle of Koelenhof wine
9th PlaceDuwayne CowneySleeve Titleist DT Trusoft
Last PlaceMarius VisserTeaching Lesson with Abrie Swanepoel
Closest to the Pin – Par 3 – 3rdAlan AyersSleeve Titleist Tour Soft
Closest to the Pin – Par 3 – 12thJulian PittWine Essentials
Closest in 2 – Par 4 – 13thCobus GerberBottle of Koelenhof Wine
Closest in 2 – Par 5 – 14thBertus SchaapStefan Blommaert
Longest Drive – Par 5 – 8thMelinda vd Heever2ball Voucher at De Zalze

Team Knockout Results

Team AvsTeam B
Alan Ayers & Justin Roper5&4Kelly Dorrington & Abrie Swanepoel
Bernard Taljaardt & Pieter Hamman3&2Bernard Farmer & Andrew Heggie

Final Result

1Gavin Knoesen938550
T2Alan Ayers1436191,4
T2Geo Venter1636191,4
T2Justin Roper836191,4
T2Graham Walker1036191,4
T2Andries de Klerk1236191,4
7Mark Schoombie43599
T8Stefan Blommaert23477
T8Kelly Dorrington223477
T8Duwayne Cowney143477
T8Hein van der Merwe83477
T8Cobus Gerber163477
T13Ashley Wagner173352,8
T13Brent Pienaar123352,8
T13Jonathan Digby153352,8
T13Roy Huddy63352,8
T13Stephen Davey43352,8
T18Abrie Swanepoel-13241,25
T18Adrian Quinn193241,25
T18Thomas Venter123241,25
T21Charl Wolmerans103133,275
T21Julian Pitt73133,275
T21Pieter Hamman173133,275
T21Wade October133133,275
T25Jonathan Kay233028,05
T25Rakesh Rama213028,05
T25Sammy Kelbrick153028,05
T28Bernhard Taljaard182925,3
T28Darryll Wohlters212925,3
T28Evan Schiff132925,3
T31Claude Chantler132822,825
T31David Robinson142822,825
T31Francois de Wit162822,825
T31Mark Tonkin162822,825
T31Ryan Farrell122822,825
T31Sam Sithole112822,825
T37Chris Maddison122720,625
T37Eugene Pretorius162720,625
T39Andrew Hegie62618,7
T39Ashlin Freddy192618,7
T39Damian Daverveldt72618,7
T39Mario October162618,7
T39Neil van Kraayenburg172618,7
T44Andrew Parker82516,5
T44Bernard Farmer212516,5
T44Brent Nieuwoudt72516,5
47Melinda van den Heever 112415,4
T48Deon Seboa92214,575
T48Latiff Adam82214,575
50Dirk Laubscher142113,75
T51Michael van Rensburg192010
T51Victor Steenkamp141910
T51Johan Koegelenberg261810
T51Thiren Pillay171810
T51Steve Mohacsy 161210
T51Christiaan Pick23710
T51Marius Visser23610

The 2019 Season is proudly sponsored by Simola Golf and Country Estate! The 2019 Sunday League Champion will also Win a 2 Night Weekend at the Magnificent 5 Star Simola Golf and Country Estate

2019 Sunday Standings2019 Player of the Season Rankings

DateSunday 8th September
CourseDe Zalze
Loyalty MemberR420-00
Non-Loyalty MemberR480-00
Cart Bookings(021) 880-7300

Please make payment before the Event.

Payment Details 
Account nameDuckhook Golf
Account number62572251511

De Zalze Field

1st TeePlayer 1Player 2Player 3Player 4
07:30Johan KoegelenbergDirk LaubscherHein van der MerweCobus Gerber
07:38Sammy KelbrickThomas VenterJohnny FinikaridesAvailable
07:46Sam SitholeJonathan KayMarius VisserLatiff Adam
07:54Gavin KnoesenMark SchoombieRakesh RamaChris Pick
08:02Graham WalkerRyan FarrellJonathan DigbyEvan Schiff
08:10Bernhard TaljaardPieter HammanBernard FarmerAndrew Hegie
08:18Wade OctoberBrent PienaarMario OctoberSteve Mohacsy

*Fourballs are not Final

10th TeePlayer 1Player 2Player 3Player 4
07:30Julian PittCharl WolmeransDamian DaverveldtAvailable
07:38Darryll WohltersMark TonkinAshley WagnerClaude Chantler
07:46Andries de KlerkMelinda van den HeeverDuwayne CowneyEugene Pretorius
07:54Roy HuddyDeon SeboaVictor SteenkampThiren Pillay
08:02Francois de WitBrent NiewoudtAdrian QuinnStephen Davey
08:10Abrie SwanepoelKelly DorringtonAlan AyersJustin Roper
08:18Geo VenterStefan BlommaertMichael van RensburgAshlin Freddy
08:26Niel van KraayenbergDave RobinsonChris MaddisonAndrew Parker
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