The finals of the 26th edition of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge (SCC) were hosted at Sun City on Tuesday, with about 40 000 golfers from at least 800 clubs raising more than R4,3 million for the fight against cancer.
The club winners qualified for regional finals, with the top golfers taking part in Tuesday’s national finals.
The overall women’s title went to Olebogeng Matshabela of Seasons Eco Golf Estate in Brits. Olebogeng, who also won the B Division with 81 points, is the first black golfer to win the SCC.
Kempton Park Country Club’s Clifford Gous, who won the Men’s A Division title, was playing in honour of his son, a teaching pro, who underwent surgery for a brain tumour the previous week.
‘It was fantastic to win this beautiful tournament, a great honour,’ Clifford said after his win.
Gary van Loggerenberg, Sponsorship Manager, thanked all the golfers who took part in SCC 2018. ‘Your commitment and contribution will make a real difference to those affected by the disease – today and for generations to come,’ he said.