Juniors golfers strike silver in Zambia

HARARE - Zimbabwe booked their place at the Toyota World Youth Golf Championship set for Japan in June after striking silver at the All-Africa Junior Golf Championship in Lusaka.

The four-man junior squad combined for a final round 230 to the end the week on a score of 908, 35-strokes off eventual winners South Africa who claimed 16th consecutive victory in the continent’s most prestigious junior golf event.

The defending champions combined for a final round 216 to end the week on a winning score of 873.

For Zimbabwe it was Stuart Krog, who once again set the tone for the locals in their final round firing a 75 which was ably supported by Kieron Vincent, who carded a 76 and Justin Kersten, who signed for a 79.

Jack Allard posted a non-counting 81 to close off Zimbabwe’s campaign that had started shakily on day one before a fiery 222 on day two moved them into second place.

Meanwhile Zambia finished the four-day competition with an accumulated gross score of 923, 50 shots adrift winners South Africa and 15 behind second-placed Zimbabwe.

The Reunion Islands, hosts of next year’s tournament, were in fourth and eight shots off Zambia with 931 points.

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