Record field for the Classic

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FORE! Dr Siya Heathcote at the Komani ClassicPicture: CHRIS NEPGEN
FORE! Dr Siya Heathcote at the Komani ClassicPicture: CHRIS NEPGEN

THE eleventh edition of the Komani Classic was played over the weekend with a new record field of 116 players taking part over the two-day competition.
The golf course is in top notch shape and the efforts of Duggie Rheeders and his greens staff were roundly applauded by all the players. The greens were true and the course neat and many visitors commented on our golf course.
Visiting golfers came from Cathcart, Dordrecht, Port Elizabeth and East London and it was good to see some new faces. The committee ensured that every player enjoyed the competition and all the sideshows that went with our premier fundraising golf day.
The weekend got off to a good start with a lazy Friday evening with musical entertainment provided by The Fezz, a two-man band from Port Elizabeth. The two days of betterball and individual stableford format sorted the field and Team Mfuraa, consisting of Mxolisi Vanda, Rix Quwe, Vusi Njoli and Elijah Dayi played good golf over the two days to amass 245 points and win by a big margin.
In second spot, Team Saleni made up of Mike Saleni, Vuyisile Ngoqo, D Holland and Monde Nongalo also managed to keep their games together to score 233 points and end up in the prizes.
The third spot went to Team Qoba on 233 points as well, represented by Asanda Qoba, Job Gobizembe, Nzame Rawula and Bandile Nakani. The rest of the field followed closely behind with Team Chaos, Team Shooters and Team Mashinya closing out the top six.
The generous field prizes were on offer both days and the accurate golfers all received their reward for the closest to the pin competition.
The Madalas used the weekend as warm-up for the annual clash to be held in one month’s time as they all played solid golf. The Kweds blew hot and cold, with some real shockers by Team Grootbek, and the youngsters will need to find some inspiration if they are to even contemplate an unlikely comeback victory in the fourth Ryder Cup edition.
With the support of many wonderful sponsors, the Queenstown Golf Club managed to host an excellent weekend of sporting entertainment and ensured that next year all the teams will return plus bring more teams to play in this annual event. Well done to the chief conveners Cor Oosthuizen and Sean Heideman and their committee for their efforts and thanks to all the kitchen and bar staff. Other dates to look forward to is the penultimate round of the Old Mutual Grand Prix this Saturday, and the Dordrecht Open over 27 holes to be held on November 19.
The Cathcart Classic is scheduled for December 3 and a big contingent of local players have committed themselves to supporting the Cathcart Golf Club that weekend in the betterball format.

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