Verster wins First Capital Bank Zimbabwe Junior Golf Open

May 30, 2022

PHILLIMON MHLANGA

 

South African golfer, Ivan Verster, won the inaugural boys  First Capital Bank Zimbabwe Junior Golf Open on Sunday  at the  Borrowdale Brooke  Golf Estate, finishing two shots  ahead of Zimbabwe’s Michael Wallace.

 

Verster finished with a birdie on the final hole  for a four over par 76 to finish  on a 54 hole total of three over par 219.

 

He produced brilliant  golf to hold off the persistent challenges  of Wallace,who closed with a superb round of two under par 70 for a three round total of five overpar 221.

Another Zimbabwean golfer, Keegan Shutt, finished third on eight  under par after carding a 78.

 

In the girls category, Zimbabwe’s Margret Nyamukondiwa  carded a final round of nine-over-par 81 to finish with a 54-hole gross of 238, six shots clear of  another Zimbabwean golfer ,Primrose Chikwaya, who carded rounds of 82, 84 and 78 for a total of 244.

Margaret Nyamukondiwa

Afterwards, the guest of honour, the Sports and Recreation Commission chairman, Gerald Mlotshwa,  said:

“Tournaments of this nature involving international participants present local junior golfers with the necessary platform to showcase their talent and provide invaluable experience and exposure to the standard they must achieve to reach the world stage.”

 

He added: “The development of competitive structures at junior levels in all sports is of vital importance to the development and sustainability of that particular discipline. Junior structures provide the foundation from which the sport grows.”

An array of golfers from six countries including Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, China, and Malawi  took part in the tournament,

 

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