Upsets at Glacier Amateur

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.

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

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