THERE is likely to be some fierce jostling for EP Golf Union Order of Merit positions when the Fallow Deer Trophy is contested at Royal Port Alfred on Sunday.
The EPGU selection panel will meet after the event to pick their team for this year’s interprovincial at Rustenberg Country Club from September 22-27.
Some solid performances this weekend could help one or two borderline players come into the reckoning for selection.
The EPGU selection policy is that the first five players on the stroke averages who have played at least 70% of the designated rounds are automatic selections. The other three players are wild cards or selectors’ choices.
Going into this weekend, Sieg Human jnr, Mzuyanda Zingela, Naldo Claassen, David Konzani and Andile Adam occupy the top five averages. They are followed by Fezekile Kana and Ryno Ferreira.
All of those players have represented EP except for Konzani, who, if chosen, would be receiving his first cap at the age of 53.
Veteran Zingela will be going for a record 22nd cap.
The other players in with a chance are Hando Brophy, Attie Burger, Karl du Preez, Ray Taverner and Morris Olivier.
Sieg Human snr will manage the side.
The draw for the Fallow Deer Trophy is:
1st tee: 7.18 11.28 M Daniels, B Conraad, D Njimla; 7.24 11.34 D Daniels, A Preston, M Olivier; 7.30 11.40 E Day, J Maree, P Totyi; 7.36 11.46 O Pieterse, C Howard, R Acton; 7.42 11.52 M Slavert, M Nyendwana, P Ludick; 7.48 11.58 M Zingela, ML Olivier, W Muller; 7.54 12.04 Z Konzani, P Rademeyer, A Griebenow; 8.00 12.10 S Human, A Burger; 8.06 12.16 K du Preez, H Brophy, C Evans; 8.12 12.22 J Vorster, R Ferreira, J Ludick; 8.18 12.28 D Tam, R Manuel, A Adam; 8.24 12.34 N Claassen, L Jerling, W van Aswegen; 8.30 12.40 M Bavuma, R Tavener, F Kana
14th tee: 7.48 11.58 L Mbabela, S Mlenyeni, N Mbabela; 7.54 12.04 M Mbabela, S Hani, J Tekota; 8.00 12.10 G Chrisjans, J Louw, Z Mgugwa; 8.06 12.16 C Bresler, C Rushmere, MJ Madikane; 8.12 12.22 L Tsolekile, L Alexander, F Kana snr; 8.18 12.28 C Daniels, G Manuel, I Daniels