AS EXPECTED, the first round of matchplay action at the Glacier Amateur Golf Championship at East London Golf Club on Monday delivered a mixed bag of results, including a broken curse, a near record and some unexpected exits among the tournament favourites.
Winner of the qualifier, Englishman Laurie Canter, knocked out Justin Levy 7 and 6 to break the Proudfoot curse, while Rae Mackie and Cobus Oosthuizen caused the first major upsets by beating South Africa's No 4 amateur JG Claassen and Aaron Russell respectively.
Unheralded Vikesh Singh won the first match for KwaZulu-Natal when he beat Le Riche Ehlers, another favourite for the title.
And defending champion Ryan Dreyer had an equally hard time getting past Magheta Mazibuko in his first-round match. The final takes place on Friday. - Sowetan