Els Wins Stroke Play Champs

The 17-year-old Caro Els from Swakopmund on Sunday won the Namibian Ladies Open Strokeplay Championships which were sponsored by Bank Windhoek.

Nineteen golfers entered the championships which were played over two days. On Saturday 14 June 2014, the women teed off at the Omeya Golf Course and on Sunday 15 June 2014, they played at the Windhoek Golf and Country Club.

Although the wind at some times made it difficult for the golfers, the organisers expressed satisfaction with the quality of golf played over the two days.

Another junior player, 17-year-old Jessica Dreesbeimdieke came second while the newly elected president of Namibian Ladies Golf, Thea Groenewaldt, came third. Their overall gross scores for the weekend were Els (158), Dreesbeimdieke (162) and Groenewaldt (178).

Ann Dumsa had the best nett score (149) and Heidi van Niekerk had the second best nett score of 151 for the weekend.

Renate Graupe won the Stableford competition with a score of 62.

Loide Ngenokesho won the prize for Nearest to the Pin for her performance on the third hole, while Jessica Dreesbeimdieke’s drive on the 18th hole won her the prize for the longest drive of the tournament.

It was the 27th year in a row that Bank Windhoek had sponsored the Namibia Ladies Open Strokeplay Championship.

Bank Windhoek congratulated the newly elected president, Thea Groenewaldt and her team on their election and wished them well for their tenure.

Source : The Namibian