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PRETORIA, 8 October 2014 – Ekurhuleni junior Liam van Deventer delighted in a double celebration after the young gun scored a play-off victory in the prestigious Nomads SA Boys U-13 Championship and helped his team to win the Team Competition at Wingate Park Country Club on Wednesday.

Van Deventer was two off the pace from Southern Cape’s Jordan Duminy at the start of the final round, but the Germiston young gun reeled in four birdies to offset three dropped shots for a one-under-par 71 to set the clubhouse target at four-over-par 221.

Duminy from Mossel Bay birdied the second and bogeyed the fifth to stay in front, but after 12 straight pars, the Louis Oosthuizen Junior Golf Academy member dropped a shot at the par-five 18th to finish in a tie for lead at the end of regulation play.

The leaders finished the first extra hole in par, but during the third trip down the 18th, Van Deventer turned the tide in his favour. He timed his second shot perfectly and finished 20 meters before the green, while Duminy overshot the pin.

The Ekurhuleni junior chipped to six feet and drained the birdie putt for victory.

Meanwhile Yurav Premlall carded a 79, Zamokuhle Nxasana returned 82, Casey Jarvis registered an 82 and Jaryd Venter contributed an 84 to win the Team Competition.

The runner’s up last year, Ekurhuleni scored 392 in the first two rounds and combined for a 399 in the final round to defeat Central Gauteng by two shots.

FINAL ROUND INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD (top 10)

221 Liam Van Deventer 76 73 72*

221 Jordon Duminy 74 73 74

222 Barend Botha 76 72 74

229 Emerson Bam 73 75 81

230 Luke Pienaar 74 79 77

231 Kian Rose 77 80 74

232 Daniel van Seumeren 79 74 79

233 Yurav Premlall 79 75 79; Kieron van Wyk 76 77 80

237 Casey Jarvis 78 77 82

FINAL ROUND TEAM RESULT (top five)

1183 – EGGU 392 392 399

1185 – Central Gauteng 385 399 401

1202 – Southern Cape 394 400 408

1223 – Gauteng North 397 410 416

1230 – Border 411 408 411

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