WBHS is proud to announce the achievement of Grade 12 pupil and leader, Jason Broomhead who won the Durban Country Club Championships on Sunday the 26th of April 2015.
This win earns him the right to represent the club at the World Club Championships at the “Nine Bridges” Golf Course in Korea in mid May this year. This tournament is by invitation only and is extended to courses and clubs ranked inside the top 100 in the world by USA “Golf Magazine.”
Jason’s victory is a massive achievement for a number of reasons;
- Subject to final verification he appears to be the first junior to win the DCC championships in its 95 year existence, not even Golf Hall of Famer, David Suddards managed this.
- Golf Journalist David Rush rates the tournament as harder to win than most KZN Golf Union tournaments such is the quality of the competitors.
- This year’s field had 6 ex-professionals and 22 competitors with some form of representative honours competing.
- In the second qualifying round Jason shot a 5 under par 67 which is the lowest score recorded at our Club Championships for 20 years.
- En route to lifting the trophy, Jason beat Philip Grant who currently plays at number one for the KZN Seniors team, former KZN player and current KZN Mid-Amateur representative player and former professional Graeme Inggs and then beat Sean Fenger in the final-Sean is a former multiple club champion, provincial player and current KZN Mid-Amateur representative.
Jason has already represented the KZN U19 and U23 teams. Furthermore, at the recent inter-provincial tournament he was the Most Valuable KZN Player. He already has school provincial honours to his name.
Message from Mr Garth Davis, Golf Captain at Durban Country Club, had the following to say:
Jason along with the other members of the Westville Boys High School who use our facilities and support our league teams are by their on and off course behaviour a credit to their school, the golf programme run at WBHS and indeed their parents or primary care-givers.
Always polite, well dressed and conducting themselves with due regard for golf ettiquette sums up the image and WBHS golf brand, a credit to the institution.