SOUTH Africa's top young golfers have made their way to St Francis Links for the national final of the prestigious Glacier by Sanlam Junior Series, which will be played today and tomorrow.
The series, which teed off in April, has travelled around South Africa to some of the leading golf courses for 25 tournaments that have identified the best juniors in each province. Each tournament was sponsored by a leading golfer – such as Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace and others – and an industry official or benefactor.
Tomorrow's overall winner will earn an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the Orange Bowl Invitational in the United States, one of the leading junior golf tournaments in the world. The Jack Nicklaus-designed St Francis Links will serve as a fitting backdrop to the final of what has been a highly competitive series this year.
"Our greatest golfers all benefited from a strong junior golf programme, and we believe in continuing this process to make sure we provide a strong platform for our champions of the future," Glacier by Sanlam chief executive Anton Raath said. "Our business is all about thinking world class, and that ties in perfectly with the vision of South African golf."
Top Eastern Province junior golfer Wian van Aswegen will be looking forward to the St Francis Links challenge, having won the A Division of the tournament sponsored by St Francis Links.