100th SA Open to be staged in Durbs

THE South African Golf Association (SAGA) has named the Durban Country Club as the venue for next year's 100th SA Open.

THE South African Golf Association (SAGA) has named the Durban Country Club as the venue for next year's 100th SA Open.

In the past few weeks, speculation has been rife that the SAGA might opt to stage their centenary in Port Elizabeth, the birthplace of the Open in 1903, for sentimental reasons. However, the SA Open championship promoters, Maru Sport, have announced that Durban will be the 2010 host of the flagship tournament on the Sunshine Tour.

"We are delighted to be able to take the South African Open back to the one course in this country that has such close ties with the history of this great championship," said Mosire Motsei, the chief executive of Maru Sport. "In association with KwaZulu-Natal province, we look forward to celebrating 100 years of South African golf history."

Durban CC's par-72, 6 111m course is rated as the top course in the country and the second best in the Southern Hemisphere . - Sapa

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