Zim jnr golfers upbeat

HARARE - Zimbabwe junior golfers believe they can only get better following their impressive showing at the Western Province Under-23 Championships.

This comes ahead of the Curro South African Junior International tournament that starts today in Cape Town, South Africa at the Durbanville Golf Course.

The Western Province Under-23 Championships concluded on Sunday at the same venue with Justin Kersten and Kieran Vincent finishing seventh and 12th respectively.

Kersten recovered from a first round six-over-par to shoot a brilliant three-under-par and finish seventh in the 36 hole tournament.

The Falcon College pupil was naturally elated with his performance.

“Well, after yesterday (Sunday) I’m quite confident going into tomorrow (today). I think if I can just keep calm and focus on the job at hand, I’ll put a decent score on the board,” Kersten told the Daily News yesterday.

“If I can just keep it going and not get too far ahead of myself, I’ll have a good chance. The wind is predicted to pick up tomorrow and it blew quite substantially yesterday, so I’m quite happy with my 69 in the strong wind,” he said, adding:

“The birdies are there for the taking so putting myself in positions to score is my main focus and possibly recreate some of yesterday’s afternoon round.”

Vincent also had a good outing at the Western Province Under-23 Championships for his 12th position.

The tournament also saw Tafadzwa Nyamukondiwa play his maiden international.

Meanwhile, the Curro South African Junior International will be played over three rounds and will host a field of 150 players drawn from 23 countries.

Apart from Kersten and Vincent, Zimbabwe will be represented by Mbongeni Maphosa, Stuart Krog, David Amm and Jack Allard.

Completing the local contingent is Nyamukondiwa, Tari Fundira, Danielle Bekker, Irvine Nembaware, and Tadiwa Dzuda.

The two amateur tournaments are expected to give Zimbabwe valuable experience given the competitiveness of South African players.

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.