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29 March 2019

University of Toledo bound athlete through to the final 8 in SA u19 Matchplay

For the second year in a row University of Toledo bound Barend Botha is through to the final 8 of the SA Boys u19 matchplay at Humewood Golf Club.

Today Barend will compete against Sam Simpson in he final 8 of the SA Boys u19 Mtachplay Championships 2019. Barend has reached the final eight by defeating his close friend and fellow Southern Cape golfer James Murray in the opening matchplay round. In what was a tight match Barend's five birdies and an eagle were enough to help him progress. In the next round Barend was up against Kian Rose a member of the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Course. Three birdies and an eagle in the matches final nine holes were enough to see the 2018 FP Markets Race to the USA winner progress through to the next round.

In teh final 8 round Barend faces new Golf RSA squad member Sam Simpson. The Western Cape golfer is in fine form and who most notably won the strokeplay aspect of this competition with a fine total of fourteen under par. So the stage is set for what should be a fine test of golf on one of South Afica's only true Links courses. 

Notes to Editors

About FP Markets:

  • FP Markets is an Australian ASIC regulated global CFD and Forex provider with more than 13 years of industry experience.
  • The company’s vision has always been to deliver the ultimate trading destination for clients by combining the best technology, product range, pricing and client services available to those wanting to trade the markets.
  • The convenience of being able to trade CFD’s from the one account across an extensive range of equities, indices, commodities, Forex, futures and Bitcoin is why so many market participants are opting to trade with FP Markets.
  • FP Markets prides itself on its deep understanding of what traders are looking for. Our clients can even choose to trade on-the-go from their mobile devices across several online platforms like MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, WebTrader and IRESS.
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About ASM Academy:

  • ASM Academy was founded to help aspiring young golfers to develop their skills and achieve sufficient exposure to secure scholarships to US Colleges 
  • ASM Academy is based at one of South Africa’s most prestigious golf estates, Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa.
  • The FP Markets Race to the USA is a bespoke and holistic programme that helps 14 to 18 year olds to develop their golfing and academic abilities to achieve a US College Scholarship 

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