How South Africa’s overseas contingent performed over the past week.
US Open Championship (Major championship)
MJ Daffue, making his Major debut, carded a first-round 67 at The Country Club on Thursday, before grabbing a three-stroke lead early in Friday’s second round.
The 33-year-old birdied four of the first seven holes to reach six under par, three strokes ahead of overnight leader Adam Hadwin and four others. However, a back-nine 40, which included three bogeys and a double-bogey at the 18th, left the South African at one under.
Daffue carded a disappointing 78 in the third round but fought back well with a 69 on Sunday for a share of 31st place.
Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen, Shaun Norris and Erik van Rooyen all missed the weekend cut.
Kaskáda Golf Challenge (Challenge Tour)
Deon Germishuys finished in a share of 11th on 10 under par – 10 shots behind the winner, Denmark’s Martin Simonsen. It lifted him three places to 18th on the Road to Mallorca rankings on the Challenge Tour.
Jayden Schaper was the next best-placed South African (T36, three under) followed by Bryce Easton (T41, one under).
Jacques Blaauw, Haydn Porteous and Tristen Strydom all missed the cut.
Aramco Team Series LDN (Ladies European Tour)
While Nicole Garcia (three under) had to settle for a share of sixth place in the individual tournament, which was won by England’s Bronte Law, she was part of the winning team after a playoff victory at the Centurion Club.
Team Garcia (Garcia, Kelly Whaley, Madelene Stavnar and amateur Mia Baker) beat Team Wikstrom (Ursula Wikstrom, Julia Engström, Maria Hernandez and amateur Laurent Dhaeyer) after the captains played off over the 18th hole.
Alexander Casandra finished on four over (T32) and Stacy Lee Bregman on six over (T38), while Lejan Lewthwaite didn’t make the cut.
Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give (LPGA Tour)
Paula Reto finished on nine under at Blythefield Country Club, nine shots behind Jennifer Kupcho, Leona Maguire and Nelly Korda. Kupcho won the tournament at the second playoff hole.
Ashleigh Buhai failed to make the cut.