The annual KeNako Schools Gold Festival teed off on Sunday 25 March at Kingswood Golf Course. Once again the event was a huge successand the different school teams had an amazing time competing for the trophy. Rundle College defended its title as KeNako Schools Golf Champions in a close fought battle with St John College from Johannesburg. Thank you to all the schools and players who competed – really great to have schools like Milnerton High, Paarl Gymnasium, Strand High, St Hohns College and Trinity House returning each year! All of the 12 participating teams and their players showed excellent team spirit and they all contributed to the event. It was an absolute pleasure for KeNako Academy to host you all.

KeNako Academy would like to extend gratitude to the host golf clubs for allowing the players to compete on their wonderful courses; Kingswood Golf Course, George Golf Course and Mossel Bay Golf Course. Thank you to everyone involved and the amazing sponsors; The Pro Shop, Canon, Just Water, Golden Harvest and The Golfers Club for their support. The full album can be viewed in the gallery.


Some Highlights Worth Sharing:

Nicola Gerhardsen Wins Individual Stroke Play Division

Nicola Gerhardsen enjoyed an excellent final round shooting 6 under par 66 at Mossel Bay Golf on the final day of the KeNako Schools Golf Festival. Nicola won the Individual Title by 12 shots and played a pivotal role in the Rundle College’s team victory. Good golf Nicola!

Cronjé de Villiers Wins Stableford Individual Champion

Cronje De Villers keeps improving! Cronje was the youngest player at the KeNako Schools Golf Festival and in the first round at Kingswood Golf Course on Sunday, representing one of the Rundle College teams, he scored a career-best 97. The following day, at George Golf Course, he did it again this time scoring an excellent round of 95.  Just 2 weeks ago we reported that Cronje had achieved his 2018 goal of breaking a 100. And well done on winning the Stableford Individual division Cronje. Keep it up!

Junior Golfer CF Koen

Another young junior player, CF Koen, gained the most individual points in the last round of the tournament at Mossel Bay Golf Club. CF was a member of the Rundle College 3rd Team which played in the Stableford Division.

Winning Team:

KeNako Schools Golf Festival Champions – Rundle College 1st Team

Front: Jaydon Liddel, Calvin Maia

Back: Jay Nathwani, Carlo Kok (Coach), Nicola Gerhardsen

Runner-Up Team in Stroke Play Division – St Johns College 1st Team

Front: Carlo Kok, Bradley Dunbar, Kian Rose

Back: David Brown, Alan Borkowski

Tournament Score Sheet: