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South African Golfers are champions in Manila

South African ‘golfers’ working and residing in the Philippines, with support from the South African Embassy during December 2011 won the Annual St Andrews International Cup in Manila beating teams of 12 other countries including the host country of the Philippines. The team was elated winning the Tri-Nations Cup section (vz Australia and New Zealand) 3 years in a row, but was beyond themselves becoming the overall champions, beating the UK team by 6 points as well as the USA,  last year’s champions! The team’s captain, Deon James - pictured on right -  was also crowned as the overall individual champion.  As the picture shows, it was a night of many CUPS and much celebration!!!!  

The  South African community counts less than 100 in the whole of the Philippines, a very a small pool to choose from compared to other countries with tens of thousands of citizens in the Philippines. At the award ceremony, as the countdown for the 12 teams were announced, defending champs USA were fifth, and when it came to the last 2, it was between SA and England. There was a high expectancy in the England camp that they had won, and their disbelief was clear to see when the final scores were displayed - SA won by 6 points! Needless to say the Vuvuzela was another winner, or maybe it was the team’s secret weapon to defeat the more favoured teams.
SA Embassy Manila, Philippines
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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September 2018

 
 
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