Mketekete beaming with confidence

HARARE - Ignatius Mketekete heads into the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open with his confidence on the rise after another disciplined performance saw him rally from behind to clinch the Pre-Open Classic on Saturday.

For the second time in as many weeks, the Chapman Golf Club attached golfer snatched victory on the final day after carding an even-par 72 in the final round to finish with a total four-under-par 140.

The Tour Players Champion won a cool $2000 for his one shot win over first round leader Tongo Charamba.

Charamba had gone into the final round at the top of the leaderboard after signing for a sizzling 67.

He however found himself in all sorts of problems in the final round, carding an uninspiring 74 to finish with a total three-under-par 141.

Mketekete will hope to build on his two good starts on the Zambezi Tour when he battles with at least 155 professionals, from different tours around the world who will descend on Harare next month for the Zimbabwe Open title.

Zimbabwe’s premier golf event will run from April 7 to 13 at Royal Harare with a pre-qualifier and the traditional pro-am tournaments running from April 7 to 9 at Chapman Golf Club.

The tournament has been bankrolled in excess of half-a-million dollars with golfers battling for a piece of the 1, 8 million Rand winner’s purse.

A Jaguar is also up for grabs for any golfer who strokes a hole in one during the main championship, courtesy of Premier Auto.

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