Leon van Aarde Claims maiden Duckhook Victory at Dainfern on -2 (38 points)!

📁 Blog 🕔19.November 2019
Leon van Aarde Claims maiden Duckhook Victory at Dainfern on -2 (38 points)!

The 11th and penultimate Sunday League event of the Season took place at Dainfern Golf Estate, another Golf Course making its debut on the Tour on the 17th of November.

With now only 2 events remaining in the 2019 Season, the Top 10 players on the Standings will be focus on the end of the season to either compete for the Top spot of the Standings or too secured a Top 10 finish come the end of the Season to make the 2020 Shootout team to take on the Sunday League Top 10!

Dhana Perumal goes into the November League Event with a firm grip at the Top of the 2019 Sunday League standings on 346 points at an average of 34,60 after 10 Rounds.
Dean Sherman occupies 2nd place on the standings 16 points behind on 330 points, with Danie Geldenhuys rounding up the Top 3 a further 2 shots behind on 328 points.

The field began to arrive early to enjoy the Dainfern setting, enjoy catching up with friends, playing partners as well as taking time to practice before the start of the Tournament.

An exciting finished played out at the end of the day with multiple players having the opportunity to win the Title. Tiaan Bekker, Anrich Fourie, Andre Ehlers, Cornell Erasmus and Pieter Prinsloo formed part of Five players who completed their rounds on -1 (35 points) to tie for 2nd place, leaving the door open for Leon van Aarde to better their score by one shot to take the Victory on -2 (38 points)!

Starting on the 1st Tee playing off his 20 handicap, Leon got his round off to a good start with a 3 point Par on the Par 5 – 2nd to move to -1. The following short Par 4 – 3rd saw Leon make his only Birdie of the round to earn another 4 points to jump to -3 after 3 holes. The Par 4 – 5th temporarily hauled his momentum making a Triple Bogey to drop back to -1. He quickly got back into point making mode carding 3 consecutive 3 point Pars on the Par 3 – 6th, Par 4 – 7th and Par 5 – 8th on his way back to the clubhouse to take the outright lead on -4 after shooting 22 points.

Leon reach the tournament low on -5 after carding his 4th Par on the Par 4 – 10th but gave a shot back on the Par 3 – 11th which he quickly regained on the Par 5 – 12th. The Par 4 – 14th was to be only his second hole not to score a point, giving two shots back to the chasing field to -3. He dropped his final shot on the Par 4 – 15th to settle on -2 and only needing to complete his final 3 holes without dropping a shot to stay in the lead which he did to take the Victory! Leon wins his first Duckhook Title earning 500 Player Ranking Points and his automatic entry into the Summer Cup.

Dainfern also featured the Final of the Team Match Play Tournament which started in February with the Group stages. This years Tournament saw 36 teams take part in a Group and Knockout stage format with the Top 2 teams of each group moving onto the Knockout out stages. The Joiner’s, Randal Chetty and Bryton Ndiweni took on Fairway to Heaven’s Paul Ricketts and Dean Sherman to battle it out for 750 ranking points and the Title.

Paul and Dean quickly pull out a 3 hole lead by the 5th hole before Randal and Bryton fought back to have the match All Square by the end of the front nine. Paul and Dean once again forged ahead to get their lead back to 2 holes by the Par 4 – 14th but Randal and Bryton again clawed their way back into the match to reach the Final Par 5 – 18th 1 down need to to win the last hole to take the Victory on a Stroke 1 count back. It all unfolded from 170 meters to the green as Dean pulled his 2nd into the Water and Paul finding trouble allowing Randal to set up a Birdie but to take the Victory. After a hard fought battle Randal was left with a 8 foot putt to pull off a magnificent comeback! The ball tracked straight for the hole and dropped setting off celebrations as Randal Chetty and Bryton Ndiweni became the best team of the 2019 Season!

With only one Sunday League event left this Season Dhana Perumal stays at the Top of the Standings with another solid round of 30 points to move to 376 points. Dean Sherman remains in second place now on 363 managing to shave off 3 points of Dhana’s October lead to 13 points. Aldo Fourie moves up one place into the Top 3 to 359 after making 33 points.

Dainfern was the 4th of 5 qualifying round for the 4th and Final Major of the Season. The Duckhook Summer Cup qualifying will be over 5 months with an exciting new Qualifying criteria. The Summer Cup will be hosted on Sunday the 8th of December at Glendower Golf Club as the 2019 Season comes to a Close

2019 Sunday League Standings

2019 Player of the Season Rankings2019 Summer Cup Qualifying

1st PlaceLeon van AardeR1000-00  DHG Player Credit – Sleeve Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x & R1000-00 CTHEWORLD Voucher
2nd PlaceTiaan BekkerR300 DHG Player Voucher & R1000-00 CTHEWORLD Voucher
3rd PlaceAnrich FourieR200 DHG Player Voucher & R1000-00 CTHEWORLD Voucher
4th PlaceAndre EhlersLesson with Dylan de Beer (Jackal Creek Academy) & & R1000-00 CTHEWORLD Voucher
5th PlaceCornell ErasmusSleeve Titleist Tour Soft
6th PlacePieter PrinslooSleeve Titleist Velocity
7th PlaceKarl JaacksSleeve Titleist DD Velocity Orange
8th PlaceRichard StewartSleeve Titleist DT Trusoft
Closest to the Pin – Par 3 -6thJandri OosthuizenSleeve Titleist Tour Soft
Closest to the Pin – Par 3 – 16thGrant McCannR500 World Sports Betting Voucher
Closest in 2 – Par 4 – 17thNdaba Nkomo2ball Voucher from Jackal Creek
Longest Drive – Par 5 – 18thDawie van der Merwe2ball Vouchers Huddle Park
Best ball AllianceAnrich Fourie, Aldo Fourie, Raymond Nel, Frikkie Kleyn-18 (90 points)

2019 Team Champions League – Final

The JoinersSTROKE 1Fairway to Heaven

Final Result

1Leon van Aarde203890500,00
T2Andre Ehlers173788174,00
T2Anrich Fourie163785174,00
T2Cornell Erasmus93780174,00
T2Pieter Prinsloo103781174,00
T2Tiaan Bekker113782174,00
7Karl Jaacks7367990,00
T8Richard Stewart10358475,00
T8Grant McCann2357475,00
T8Wayne Hardaker20359275,00
T11Bryton Ndiweni14348852,14
T11Dylan de Beer-2347252,14
T11Randal Chetty7348152,14
T11Raymond Nel5347952,14
T11Rhyan Jeanson12348652,14
T11Ruben Swart8348252,14
T11Terance Richardson5347952,14
T18Aldo Fourie10338537,50
T18Dean Sherman5338037,50
T18Wayne Jeanson4337937,50
T21Dawie vd Merwe1327731,75
T21Francois Kamffer19329531,75
23Frikkie Barnard8318529,50
T24Carl van der Linde16309426,13
T24Dhana Perumal7308526,13
T24Frikkie Kleyn7308726,13
T24Mazz Lacueva17309726,13
T28Adam Ford4298322,25
T28Danie Geldenguys0297922,25
T28Leon Oosthuizen242910322,25
T28Llewellyn Mycroft12299122,25
T28Marthinus Bekker11299022,25
T28Paul Ricketts19299822,25
T34Alan Louw3288320,00
T34Christo Ehlers9288920,00
T34Roger McGhee-228 20,00
T37Barry Venter13279418,00
T37Jandi Oosthuizen212710218,00
T37Louis Jeanson302711118,00
T37Prinay Panday15279618,00
T37Wayne MacMillan17279818,00
42Ndaba Nkomo8259216,50
T43Lyle Langley12249615,75
T43Neels du Toit192410315,75
T45Auret van Tonder8239514,25
T45Francois Calitz7239014,25
T45Gideon Richter7239214,25
T45Graham de Villiers152310014,25
T49Dylan Stafford10229711,00
T49Klari van Zyl202210511,00
T49Peter Zachariou13229911,00
52Rudi Matthee3219110,00
53Kobus Schoeman222011010,00
54Gerhard Snyman171810710,00

The player with the most points at the end of the Season will be crowned the 2019 Sunday League Champion and win a 2 Night, 8 man Golf Tour sponsored by Nkonyeni Residential Golf Estate!

VISIT NKONYENI 2019 Sunday League Standings

This Season Player of the Season is Sponsored by CTheWorld, and the Champion will receive a Valued Travel Voucher to any of their magnificent Destinations! (t&c apply)

VISIT C THE WORLD 2019 Player of the Season Rankings

DateSunday 17th November
CourseDainfern Golf Estate
Loyalty MemberR360-00
Non-Loyalty MemberR420-00
Cart Bookings(011) 469-0101

Dainfern Field

Red – Team Match Play Final

Purple – Sunday League Leaders

1st TeePlayer 1Player 2Player 3Player 4
11:20Ndaba NkomoJandri OosthuizenLeon OosthuizenCraig Greybe
11:28Wayne JeansonRhyan JeansonLouis JeansonLeon van Aarde
11:36Daniel JacobsWayne HardakerRudi MattheeTerance Richardson
11:44Mazz LacuevaGerhard SnymanKarl JaacksGideon Richter
11:52Richard StewartPrinay PandayCarl v/d LindeAuret van Tonder
12:00Randal ChettyBryton NdiweniPaul RickettsDean Sherman
12:08Dylan de BeerKlari van ZylRoger McGheeBradley Bekker

*Fourballs are not Final

10th TeePlayer 1Player 2Player 3Player 4
11:20Marthinus BekkerTiaan BekkerFats CalitzDylan Stafford
11:28Barry VenterPieter PrinslooChristo EhlersAndre Ehlers
11:36Cornell ErasmusPeter ZachariouNeels du ToitRuben Swart
11:44Aldo FourieAnrich FourieRaymond NelFrikkie Kleyn
11:52Danie GeldenhuysAlan LouwGraham de VilliersDhana Perumal
12:00Frikkie BarnardDawie vd MerweKobus SchoemanAdam Ford
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