Too close to call

The International Team competition being played at the same time as the 36-hole qualifying round of the Glacier South African amateur golf championship, could turn out to be a closely fought affair.

The International Team competition being played at the same time as the 36-hole qualifying round of the Glacier South African amateur golf championship, could turn out to be a closely fought affair.

Ten countries are participating, each represented by two players.

The lowest aggregate of the two players' 36-hole strokeplay scores will determine the winning team. Entries have been received from France, Finland, Canada, Uruguay, Mauritius, India and neighbouring countries.

The qualifying round is being played at Benoni Country Club, Ekurhuleni, starting on Sunday. In all 144 competitors will tee off in the tournament, which includes those participating in the team event. On conclusion the top 64 players qualify to compete in the matchplay, starting next Tuesday, which will determine the 2009 SA champion.

The South African team will be made up of local Ekurhuleni amateur Dean O'Riley and Western Province's Adrian Ford. The two make a formidable pairing, with O'Riley South Africa's in-form amateur. - Sapa

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