Sally Little returned to South Africa triumphant. She returned with the simple golf ethos of ‘paying it forward’. She has thus dedicated herself to moulding the impoverished youth of South Africa, particularly young women in an effort to make this dream a reality and find the next Sally Little.
Youths such as those who represented South Africa in the World Junior Golf Championship represent that ideal. It is a playing field Sally wishes more South African’s will successfully compete on. Sally hopes to incorporate this proclivity into all youth arenas.
Congratulations to South African’s Cole Stevens and Caitlyn Macnab. The talented youths grabbed top five finishes in the 13-14 age group at the Ciputra Enjoy Jakarta World Junior Golf Championship. Further congratulations are in order for Symone Henriques and Hilmi Mallick who both finished just outside the top 10 in the 15-17 age group at Damai Inda Golf in Indonesia on Friday.
Cole enjoyed his best play on the last round at the Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK) Course. The Johannesburg youth closed with a three over 75 to tie for third on 22-over-par 310 in the Boys B Competition.
Caitlyn faired well amount high scorers. She returned in the final round to secure a share of fourth on 20 over 236.
Henriques carded rounds of 79, 78 and 79 to finish 11th overall on 20 over 236, whilst Mallick closed with an 81 to finish 14th on 23 over 311.
Sally Greaseley, vice president of Womens Golf South Africa was greatly impressed with the way “the four juniors embraced the challenges this event presented. It’s not easy to be confronted with so many foreign aspects, but they took to the task like real champions. They carried the flag for South Africa with pride and were fantastic ambassadors for the country.”
Content drawn from: The Citizen (Lali Stander)
Photograph credit: WGSA.