McGillivray attempts highest score in Junior Champs
Eastern Province dynamo, Matt McGillivray, came close to achieving the highest heat score award yesterday in Round 3 of Hurley SA Junior Champs Jeffreys Bay .
The ‘Highest Heat Score’ award and its R3 000 payout is being closely followed by everyone as it could be won in any heat.
McGillivray recorded a 9.0 point ride early in his U15 Round 3 heat and needed 7.76 to beat the mark of 16.75 out of 20 set by Adin Masencamp (Boland). McGillivray took off on a set wave and delivered a series of critical turns, but while attempting a high risk aerial at the end of a ride he unfortunately fell, losing his chance to earn the extra points from the judges.
There were classic overhead waves at the Point in Jeffreys Bay for another day of action packed day of competition by South Africa’s top young surfers. Two EP Jerry van Wyk and Dan van Greunen put in impressive performances yesterday. All the girls’ Round 2 heats were completed followed by Round 3 of the boys’ U17 and U15 divisions.
The contest action ended with Round 3 of the girls’ U17’s followed by an impromptu session was staged featuring a host of SA’s legendary surf stars such former ASP world No. 7 Mike Burness, ASP Africa champion and Hurley SA head honcho Jevon le Roux, multiple SA champ Wayne Monk and former five-time ISA world knee-board champ Gigs Celliers.
Today’schedule (6 October 2012) sees the U17 girls get the day off while all the other divisions will be narrowed down to the semi-finalists.
The Hurley SA Junior Champs runs until Sunday when the 2012 SA champions in U17, U15 and U13 categories for boys and girls will be decided along with the Freedom Cup, which goes to the team accumulating the highest combined points total across all divisions.
The 2012 Hurley SA Junior Champs is supported by Citroën Port Elizabeth, Skullcandy, Red Bull, Zigzag and All Aboard Travel.
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