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Boland Golf Union achieved a remarkable feat in the first Nomads MFC Auto Imperial Heptangular held at Kingswood Golf Estate in George last week. boland golf team

Boland Under-19 team secured a successful title defence with an unbeaten performance against Western Province, Free-State, Border, Eastern Province, Southern Cape and Northern Cape.

The Under-17 team delivered a double celebration when they also came up trumps in the beautiful Garden Route town.

“We are extremely proud of both our teams, and especially of the U-17’s, who rallied for victory despite a loss to Eastern Province,” said Boland president, Johan Scholtz.

“The double victory is a record in the new Heptangular, but as far as we can ascertain, this also marks the first time in the history of the Hextangular that one union claimed both titles in the same year.

“This remarkable achievement exemplifies the fighting spirit, fantastic camaraderie and sportsmanship of the two teams. We didn’t have any stars on our teams – just a group of guys who all played for each other and shared in the glory.”

The prestigious annual tournament was previously known as the Hexangular. This year, the format and name was adapted to accommodate the newly formed Northern Cape Golf Union.

The 2014 Nomads MFC Auto Imperial Heptangular drew 104 players from seven provinces. The teams competed in two age divisions over three rounds of Foursomes and Singles.

Western Province finished second, Free State third and Southern Cape third in the Under-19 division.

Eastern Province claimed the runner-up spot in the U-17 division, while the host union finished third.

Scholtz welcomed the announcement by Southern Cape Golf Union that the union would host the Nomads MFC Auto Imperial Heptangular for a further two years.

“The Heptangular has a history that dates back more than 20 years,” Scholtz said

“We applaud Southern Cape Golf Union for securing the sponsorship from Nomads, MFC and Auto Imperial to guarantee the survival of this popular and prestigious tournament for two more years.”

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