Hilton College News October 2017
Hilton College wins Douglas Cup
The Annual Douglas Cup is a fiercely fought Golf competition between two old rivals, Hilton College and Michaelhouse. This year it was played in perfect conditions at Bosch Hoek Golf Club in the Midlands. Hilton College was under pressure from the beginning to retain the cup which they won convincingly last year. The 2nd teams always go out first. Hilton College managed to build up a slender lead in the Four Ball format, but in the Foursomes they extended their lead comfortably going into the single match play. They emerged victorious beating Michaelhouse convincingly by 16 points to 4. The Hilton College 2nd team has not won previously.
The 1st team matches were not as fortunate as the 2nd’s. they had to work very hard from the beginning. After the Four Ball and Foursomes both Hilton and Michaelhouse were tied at 6 points each. During the singles match play the advantage moved between the two schools. Three quarters into the match the advantage was in the Michaelhouse corner and it seemed as if Michaelhouse were going to win. However, the courage and determination shown by the Hilton boys, evened out the match. Because Hilton had won the cup convincingly last year all Hilton had to do was to draw the match to retain the cup. The result this year was dependent on the final two matches. Mbongeni Malinga who was 1 down with 2 holes to play won the 8th hole and went into the last hole all square. He needed to win his match to relieve the pressure on the final match which was played by the captain, Chris Woollam.
Mbongeni drained a difficult put after a magnificent shot out of a bunker to win his match. The loud cheers from the Hilton players and parents were heard on the 8th green where Chris Woollam was playing his 2nd shot out of the bunker. The noise motivated Chris and he played a shot of his life and chipped his ball out of the bunker into the hole. This meant that he had won his match 3 and 1. This handed Hilton College their second consecutive win.
Hilton College Dux Scholar 2017
Congratulations to our Dux Scholar for 2017, Buhle Solomon, who received the top accolade of the Dick Graham Memorial prize for the best Trials Results at our Hilton College Speech Day.
Hilton College congratulate Heads of School
Congratulations to our 2018 Head of School Stuart Roy and our 2018 Deputy Head of School Luyanda Cingo.