As we stand at the beginning of 2016, we have a look at South Africa's top under-19 golfers.
Golf isn't just a sport for gynaes and bank managers. More and more local youngsters, from all ethnic groups, are heading for the greens. The South African Golf Association's Junior Rankings are dominated by boys, but the sport is becoming increasingly popular among girls.
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So here they are, the top young golfers in the country, as of 14 January 2016.
The SAGA Junior Rankings:
1. Marco Steyn, Modderfontein Golf Club, Central Gauteng
2. Dylan Naidoo, Modderfontein Golf Club, Central Gauteng
3. Ross Sinclair, Centurion Country Club, Gauteng North
4. Luca Filippi, Milnerton Golf Club, Western Province
5. Kyle McClatchie, Serengeti Golf And Wildlife Estate, Ekurhuleni
6. Anuerin Gounden, Mount Edgecombe CC, KwaZulu-Natal
7. Matt Saulez, Durban Country Club, KwaZulu-Natal
8. Luke Mayo, Mount Edgecombe CC, KwaZulu-Natal
9. Sentanio Minnie, Glendower Golf Club, Ekurhuleni
10. Dawid Opperman, Pretoria Country Club, Gauteng North
11. Dylan Mostert, State Mines Country Club, Ekurhuleni
12. Keegan Mclachlan, Silver Lakes Country Club, Gauteng North
13. Wilco Nienaber, Bloemfontein Golf Club, Free State
14. Herman Loubser, Theewaterskloof Golf Club, Boland
15. Keegan de Lange, Pretoria Country Club, Gauteng North
16. Juan-Pierre Cooper, Wingate Park Country Club, Gauteng North
17. Estiaan Conradie, Wingate Park Country Club, Gauteng North
18. Otto van Buynder, Blue Valley Golf Estate, Gauteng North
DNQ. Tristen Strydom, Serengeti Golf And Wildlife Estate, Ekurhuleni
19. Werner Deyzel, Woodhill Country Club, Gauteng North
20. Jovan Rebula, George Golf Club, Southern Cape
Rankings courtesy of SAGA. For updated rankings, visit: www.saga.co.za/rankings/juniors-all.
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