Zim golfers disappoint at SA Amateur Champs

HARARE - There was carnage for Zimbabwean amateur golfers at the Sanlam South Africa Amateur Championship in Silver Lakes Golf Estate, Pretoria with non-able to make it past the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier.

Zimbabwe was represented by Stuart Krog and Jack Allard, who had a forgettable but learning curve outing in their effort to assert themselves against South African golf’s most talented teenagers.

The international World Amateur Golf Ranking event teed off with a 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier with only the top 64 finishers advancing to the Match Play Championship.

Krog fell by the wayside after closing on 15 over par after two rounds following rounds of 82 and 77.

The Chapman based golfer’s scorecard included one triple bogey, 11 bogeys and the positives of three birdies.

“Not so good I had a really bad first day shooting 82 and today I was happy with my 77 could have been a few shots lower,” Krog told the Daily News from South Africa yesterday.

As for Allard, a nightmarish 83 and 88 left him on 27 over par.

The Bulawayo Golf Club amateur’s scorecard had two birdies, a first round eagle on the 18th hole, four double bogeys, and four triple bogeys.

Meanwhile, former SA Stroke Play champion Jason Smith spearheads the local challenge alongside Hendrikus Stoop and Free State Open champion Keegan de Lange.

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