Zambezi Tour resumes next week

HARARE - The Golden Pilsner Zambezi Tour resumes next weekend with the Open Classic scheduled to tee off on June 22 at Wingate Park Golf Club.

The last tournament that was held by the tour was the Golden Pilsner Zimbabwe Open that took place back in April.

The tournament is going to be played over two rounds with a prize fund of $10 000 at stake for the professionals.

Entries for the tourney close this Friday and most of the leading local professionals are expected to take part.

Meanwhile, leading Zimbabwe golfer Ryan Cairns achieved a seventh place finish at the Polokwane Classic over the weekend in the Sunshine Tour.

Cairns shot a five-under 211 together with South Africans JJ Senekal and Pieter Moolman.

The trio received a prize of R15 308 each for their efforts.

The tournament was eventually won by 23-year-old Zimbabwe-born Dean Burmester, who shot a 12-under 204 to finish four strokes ahead of the second-placed pair of Merrick Bremner and Justin Harding.

“It’s been a long time coming, and I’m glad that I could finally pull it off this week. You obviously think ahead, but that’s something I’ll learn to improve. Right now I’m just happy to have the trophy in my hand,” Burmester told the Sunshine Tour website after his victory.

On the final round, Burmester made two birdies before the turn to chase down overnight leader Titch Moore, who was floundering after a bogey, bogey start.

“I saw Titch was a little jittery after his start,” said Burmester. “I just kept telling myself that with the wind blowing like it was, I just needed to focus on my pars and the birdies would come on their own.” - Sports Writer      

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