FootGolf South Africa (FGSA) hosted its final FootGolf World Cup Qualifier Tournament at the Serengeti Golf Estate in Kempton Park (City of Ekurhuleni) on Saturday, November 19.
After months of the Round of 16 League games since tee-off in April, over 30 players participated in the Tournament where players were contesting to be part of team South Africa for the 2023 Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG) World Cup.
“This is the first time FootGolf South Africa will be taking a team to the World Cup that is planned to take place from 27 May – 06 June 2023 in Orlando, Florida (USA). It was and still is our intention to select players who will best represent the country and the continent. The National Executive Committee will officially sign-off the list of all selected players before the announcement.” said Mr Norman Mphake, President – FootGolf South Africa.
The Federation for International FootGolf granted South Africa nineteen (19) spots comprising four (4) females, four (4) seniors and eleven (11) male players.
With players representing Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, North-West and Northern Cape provinces, Gauteng dominated the chart in both male and female categories with the Angolan guest player Carlos Gaião taking the Masters/Seniors category win home. Gaião travels around the world to play FootGolf as it is not yet available in his home country, Angola.
“I had a great experience and hope this is the first tournament of many to build FootGolf in Africa for International competitions. I have been talking a lot about FootGolf in all areas I have access to and a lot of people from Angola have been asking about it. Next year, I will be coming back again to participate in the Championship in March to prepare for the 2023 FootGolf World Cup.” said Gaião.
Vincent Mabusela, former Black Leopards player, won the males category with Sesebo Mokhopa retaining her first position in the females category.
The top list is as follows:
|Categories||Name besides Surname||Country/Province||Points: Par 72 Course|
|Male winner||Vincent Mabusela||SA/Gauteng||68|
|Male 2nd position||Letladi Madubanya||SA/Gauteng||70|
|Male 3rd position||Nhlanhla Makamu||SA/Gauteng||76|
|Female winner||Sesebo Mokhopa||SA/Gauteng||85|
|Female 2nd position||Chuene Matemaine||SA/Gauteng||86|
|Female 3rd position||Khutsafalo Tawana||SA/North-West||93|
|Senior winner||Carlos Gaiᾶs||Angola||78|
|Senior 2nd position||Clinton White||SA/Gauteng||80|
|Senior 3rd position||Scott Keevy||SA/Eastern Cape||86|
Official announcement of the nineteen (19) members of the FootGolf Team South Africa will be made on or before the 25th of November 2022.