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Bredell’s Jonathan (14) wins first national golf title

The youngster had to hole several tricky putts to defeat his competition.

Fourteen-year-old Kempton Park golfer Jonathan Wilsenach walked away with his first national title after a stunning game during the Gowrie SA U-15 Challenge held in Mooi Rivier in KwaZulu-Natal on March 27.

According to a statement released after the event, the local lad opened with a three-over 74 but overcame a six-shot deficit with a second round 70 to lead the field into the final round.

Wilsenach, who represented the City of Ekurhuleni, also had to hole several tricky putts to defeat his competition.

“I didn’t get off to the best start, but a really good second round put me in contention,” the young golfer said. “I have been practising a lot because I felt like this was an event that I could win. I’ve been playing around five times a week to prepare, so I went there in good form.”

Wilsenach added that the experience was unforgettable. “It’s one of my favourite courses to play and the hospitality was unbelievable. This was really a fun event for juniors and a great learning experience.”

 

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