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Mercedes-Benz - Vodacom South African Open
Stellenbosch Golf Club
Cape Province, South Africa 21 Jan 1999 - 24 Jan 1999
Strong Cast at Stellenbosch
Ernie Els heads a star cast for his defence of the Mercedes-Benz -Vodacom South African Open Championship which takes place at Stellenbosch Golf Club for the first time this week.
Last week’s winner Els has dominated the Championship over the past decade, winning in 1992, 1996 and 1998 and finishing runner-up twice in 1993 and 1995.
Golf club is about 1 mile from the centre of Stellenbosch. Nearest airport is Cape Town (about 45 minutes drive).
Strüver Takes Command
With a second consecutive score of 67 for a total of 8 under par, Sven Strüver of Germany has taken a grip on the lead after the second round of the Mercedes-Benz - Vodacom South African Open Championship, leading John Bickerton of England by three strokes, and a further group of five players by four strokes.
STRÜVER LEADS BY ONE
A magnificent wedge from the semi-rough on the eighteenth to two feet ensured Germany's Sven Strüver held onto the lead going into the final round of the Mercedes-Benz Vodacom South African Open at Stellanbosch.
for the Leaderboard.
S.A. Open Pre-Qualifiers
26 players were successful in the Pre-Qualifing rounds, held at Devondale C.C. and Paarl G.C. on Tuesday January 19, for the Mercedes-Benz Vodacom South African Open.
Cosmopolitan Trio Lead SA Open
An Englishman, an American, and a German are joint leaders at the end of the first round of the Mercedes-Benz Vodacom South African Open Championship being played at Stellenbosch Golf Club.
for all the 1st Round scores.
Frost Captures second South African Open
David Frost won a sentimental second Mercedes-Benz - Vodacom South African Open title at Stellenbosch Golf Club.
Starting the final round four shots off the pace, Frost shot a brilliant 68 to move into a share of the lead and when Sven Strüver found water with his second shot on the last, the South African was crowned champion.
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