Zim name Curro South African Juniors team

HARARE - Zimbabwe Junior Golf Association (ZJGA) has announced a six-man team to represent the country at the Curro South African Juniors International that will be held in March.

The 54-hole tournament is set to be played at the Durbanville Golf Club in Cape Town where 150 players from 23 countries around the world will be taking part.

The team consists of Stuart Krog, the in-form Kieren Vincent, Mbongeni Maphosa, Jack Allard, Justin Kersten and David Amm.

These six form a strong team that promises to continue with the juniors’ excellent performance on international assignments.

Krog has had an impressive run and finished as the number one junior golfer in the country last year whilst Vincent recently finished sixth at the prestigious Orange Bowl Junior Golf Championship played at the Biltmore Golf Course Coral Gables, Miami, USA.

Kieren together with Mbongeni Maphosa had earlier played in the American Junior 2014 tournament where they both finished tied fifteenth.

Kersten recently stamped his authority when he finished second at the Dugmore Tournament played in Bulawayo shooting 67, 74, 74, and 68 for an impressive total of 285 (five under par).

Jack Allard was fifth in the same national amateur tournament. David Amm on the other hand was the youngest player in the Zimbabwe Open 2014 to make the cut where he established himself as a young man to watch.

Mbongeni Maphosa goes back to the tournament hoping to better his credible performance last year at Langebaan Golf Estate where he finished 11th in a field of 112 players including the world’s top ranked junior golfer, American Brad Dalke.

In the same tournament, Mbongeni carded 78, 76, and 69.

The six will be joined by five other players who are playing in their own individual capacity. These are Tarisiro Fundira, Tafadzwa Nyamukondiwa, Tadiwanashe Piwayi Dzuda, Irvine Nembaware, and Danielle Bekker.

The ZJGA president, Brian Maphosa said his charges have always been impressive and have done the nation proud in most international assignments as well as in local junior and amateur tournaments.

“We are seeing a new breed of players who will make their mark in the world of golf in years to come,” he said.

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