Zim qualify for Jr Golf World Cup

HARARE - Zimbabwe's junior golf team held on for second place at the All-Africa Junior Golf Championships to secure passage to qualify for the Toyota World Junior Championships in Nagoya, Japan later this year.

The tournament was won by South Africa, who claimed their 17th All-Africa Junior Golf Championships title with an emphatic 55-stroke victory at Lusaka Golf Club in Zambia.

Zimbabwe ensured they finished second with combined final round of 233 to finish on 929 for the tournament, edging out Zambia by seven strokes.

The result sees Zimbabwe join South Africa for a second year running at the prestigious Junior Golf World Cup in Japan later this year.

The two southern African countries will represent the continent against the world's top 15 teams from each continent over a four day tournament.

In terms of individual rankings in the All-Africa Junior Golf Championships, South Africa's Marco Steyn was overall gross winner with a score of 289.

Bulawayo Golf Club-based golfer Jack Allard played a captains role finishing as the highest placed Zimbabwean golfer in Lusaka, fourth on the individual standings.

David Amm finished eighth, Kieran Vincent, who had a challenging back ache throughout the tournament, finished 11th  whilst Bekithemba Ndlovu closed in 13th  place.

Other countries that competed in the 20th edition of the prestigious junior team championship included the Malawi, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Swaziland, Uganda, Namibia and Mauritius.

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