"Africa Open" tag

Africa Open moves to ‘swing’ with world calendar

East London’s premier golfing event, the Africa Open, has been moved to the beginning of March to create a South African Swing.

2013 SA Open Championship: Day 3

Mayor says sorry for theft incident

THE executive mayor of Buffalo City Metro (BCM), Fukiswa Ncitha, yesterday issued an apology to four international golfers following a theft incident at the Garden Court Hotel.

IN THE SWING: Jaco van Zyl hits a tee shot on the eighth hole during the Africa Open at East London Golf Club. He was one of the early leaders on the opening day. Picture: GETTY IMAGES


SPORTS lovers and local businesses in Buffalo City Metro are in for a glorious weekend of sporting action with four major national and international events on the go.

IN THE LEAD: Overnight leader Adilson da Silva of Brazil hits his  tee shot on the seventh hole during yesterday’s Africa Open at  the East London Golf Club. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Africa Open excitement

ADILSON da Silva asserted his dominance in the à 1-million (about R11.77-million) Africa Open when he dipped 10 shots under par in his weather-interrupted first round yesterday morning and shot a second round 68 in the afternoon to take pole position at the East London Golf Club.


It’s Van-tastic

A RED-HOT Jaco van Zyl stamped his authority on the Africa Open with an impressive six-under-par 66 on a day that saw the bulk of the field struggle in the extremely windy conditions at East London Golf Club.

HOT SWINGER: Thomas Aiken from South Africa strikes the ball during the Pro-Am yesterday ahead of the Africa Open tournament  starting today in East London l See graphic on page 20. Picture: MARK ANDREWS

Africa safari hits EL

THOMAS Aiken and Jbe Kruger, the two players who chased Charl Schwartzel all the way to the winning post during the 2010 Africa Open, will renew their competitive rivalry at East London Golf Club today.

IN THE SWING OF IT: Australian  Brett Runford was getting in some  chipping practice at the Nahoon  driving range ahead of this  weekend’s Africa Open tournament. Picture: MARK ANDREWS

Africa Open a boost for EL

SET to tee off tomorrow , the 2013 Africa Open golf tournament is expected to give a significant boost to East London’s tourism sector.

ON TOP OF HIS GAME: Trevor Fisher Jnr is eager to make an impact at the Africa Open tournament this week. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Fisher eyes big prize

SEVEN-TIME Sunshine Tour winner Trevor Fisher Jnr believes the next few weeks could change his life.

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