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Caitlyn Macnab, Kaylah Williams, Kiera Floyd and Kaleigh Telfer secured South Africa’s best result yet in the prestigious Astor Trophy with a tie for second at Royal Colwood Golf Club in Canada.

The GolfRSA Proteas routed Canada 5 – 1 to win their final match on Saturday and moved into a tie for second in the quadrennial championship, however, the team had to wait for the final round matches to play out on Sunday before the celebrations could begin for their second place finish.

New Zealand lifted the title for the first time with 3.5 points, and South Africa shared the runner-up spot with Australia and Great Britain and Ireland on 2 points.

“We are absolutely over the moon with the result and I couldn’t be more proud of the team,” said Womens Golf South Africa President Sally Greasley.

“We played against the defending champions Australia and Great Britain & Ireland in the first two rounds, who have won the Astor Trophy multiple times. We knew the matches would be tight, but the girls did incredibly well to draw against both teams.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

By Ian Dei

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