Ethan's first round of 66 set up victory in Boland Closed

- 16 March 2020

Ethan Smith (21) showed his class when he won the Boland Closed Championship at Robertson with a winning score op 139 – 5 under par.
Smith set the pace during the first 18 holes when he fired a 66. His round included 6 birdies and an eagle at the 12th hole.
“My game was very solid and I hit 17 out of 18 greens in regulation. Also the putting stroke was working smoothly so I felt very comfortable on the Robertson course.”
“My afternoon round started on the wrong note when I hit my driver Out of Bounds. I made birdie with my second ball, but it was still a drop.”
On the par 7th hole Smith (Paarl) made double drop after his ball hit the island green but somehow ended up in the water.
“The weather was difficult in the afternoon – it rained for long times and coupled with the strong wind, we played in testing conditions.”
Smith pulled his game together over the last 9 with a 1 under par score of 35.
“I am proud that I pulled it back during the second round, because this year I struggled to put two solid rounds together in some of the bigger events.
* Boland provincial woman golfer Crystal Beukes had an excellent tournament scoring 154 after rounds of 74 and 80.
TOP SCORES:
ETHAN SMITH 66 73 139
LOUIS LE GRANGE 73 68 141
PHILLIP SWANEPOEL 66 76 142
LE ROUX FERREIRA 70 73 143
ANDRE FICKS 72 72 144
RYK VAN SCHOOR 73 72 145
JACK BRUGMAN 76 71 147
CLEMENT DE BRUIN 71 76 147
PHILIP SPIES 74 73 147
WP BOTHA 72 75 147
AIDON WILLEMSE 77 71 148
PETER WILLEMSE 72 77 149
SHANE ROSS 75 75 150
CORNEL MULLER 74 76 150
DAVID BARNARD 75 75 150
DICK ROSS 76 75 151
FRANCOIS HANEKOM 74 77 151
AJAY KLAVER 74 77 151
LUDWIG VERCUIEL 79 72 151

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