Zim junior golfers set for tri-nations

HARARE - Zimbabwe junior golfers are hoping to maintain the country’s good run at the Three-Nations Golf Challenge that tees off at Swakop, Walvis Bay, Namibia next week Tuesday.

Host Namibia continental rivals Zimbabwe and Kenya complete the trilogy that will battle it out in the second edition of 72 holes competition.

The junior challenge intends to give an opportunity for the three nations to develop their top talent for more competitive golf at international level.

Zimbabwe come into the tournament as favourites having won the inaugural Three Nations Golf Tournament at Elephant Hills Hotel and Golf Resort last year.

The overall points’ standings saw Zimbabwe claiming the 2013 Three Nations Golf Challenge on 32 and a half points.

Kenya was second on 24 points while Namibia was at the tail end for third place on 15 and a half points.

This time around, Zimbabwe Junior Golf Association (ZJGA) has named a relatively strong six man squad that will be led by Stuart Krog.

Also making up the side is Mbongeni Maphosa, Jack Allard, Kiren Vincent, Justin Kersten and new entrant David Amm.

ZJGA president Brian Maphosa is optimistic of the team’s chances of emerging victorious in Namibia.

“In terms of the region we are tops and we believe we have what it takes to go out there and win,” Maphosa said yesterday.

“Our boys are at the top of our game. David Amm will be one to look out for as he debuts for Zimbabwe at the junior tournament.”

Amm qualified for the Golden Pilsner Zimbabwe Open earlier this year at the age of 14, making him one the youngest players to accomplish such a feat.

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