Bismark leads Pre-Open Classic

HARARE - Prefessional golfer Darren Bismark carried an overnight lead of the Golden Pilsener Pre-Open Classic currently underway at Royal Harare Golf Club.

Bismark carded a score of two-under 70. The day also saw three golfers Kaymar Mandhu, Julius Kamalizeni and Robson Saurombe finishing the day tied  in second place a stroke behind Bismarck on one-under 71.

Chapman’s Tich Musemburi was on even par 72. Top Sunshine Tour contender Ryan Cairns finished was further down the leader board two-over 74.

The second and final round of the tourney continues this morning with Bismark, Kalimazeni and Mandhu teeing-off at 8:02am as they compete for the $10 000 on stake.

The 36-hole Pre-Open Classic, is being sponsored is the first event on the 2013 Golden Pilsener Zambezi Tour Golf calendar.

The tournament seeks to provide local golfers with much needed preparations ahead of the prestigious Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open set for next month at the same venue.

Meanwhile Chitungwiza Central Hospital will host a charity golf tournament next week to fundraise for the refurbishment of the hospital.

The Chitungwiza Central Hospital Charity Golf day is to appeal to various sectors of the economy to partner the Hospital in developmental projects through participation in the golf event.

The Hospital is looking at raising more than one million dollars which will be channelled towards the building and equipping a new Maternity ward.

The hospital is also looking at building and equipping a new Opportunistic and Infections Clinic whilst repairing the male and female wards.

The tournament is set for April 5 at the Royal Harare Golf Club.

Speaking during a press conference yesterday, Chitungwiza Hospitals’ chief executive Dr Obadiah Moyo urged all sectors of the economy to support the initiative.

“We want to use this golf event as a platform to meet and mingle with our valuable stakeholders in a relaxed atmosphere where they know their involvement is for the benefit of the Excellent ISO certified facilities of the Hospital,” he said.

“Through the sport of golf we believe we will unlock various new linkages with the business sectors, diplomatic community and individuals which will lead to strategic partnerships.” - Godknows Matarutse

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