Zim jnr golfers struggle

HARARE - Zimbabwe's leading junior golfers are finding the going tough at the RB Global Junior Golf Tournament in Germany where they have been blown  away by the high standards of their illustrious opponents.

Falcon College student Justin Kersten has been the country’s only bright spark with his opening round 75 and second round 80 perching him on number 23 on the leaderboard going into the third round.

Kersten had come into the tournament as the most experienced of the country’s representatives having represented Zimbabwe at the British Junior Open 2014 but has not quite come to grips with the Heidelberg-Lobenfeld golf club.

Zimbabwe’s other duo of Irvine Nembaware and Tarisiro Fundira have both had nightmarish opening two rounds for a gross score of 11-over-par 155 at the 54 Hole individual stroke play tournament.

Nembaware of Falcon College shot an opening 90 and was 94 over the first 15 holes living him tied for 79 with a gross score of 55-over-par 260.

St John’s College’s Fundira’s cards of 99 and 110 +90-over-par 306 number 80.

The tournament is playing host to at least 120 participants from over 30 countries.

It offers an opportunity for junior golfers to gain amateur world ranking points

Apart from the championship carrying valuable amateur world ranking points, it also presents a wonderful opportunity for the trio to measure their standard of junior golf against some of the world’s emerging golf stars.

Comments (2)

Our golf junior policy is nothing to write home about. The ZGU has done very little in terms of golf development especially to juniors from other provinces save Harare. The pros we have should be deployed in all provinces and target mostly under privileged schools and selection should thus be based on merit

papa - 13 August 2015

Our golf junior policy is nothing to write home about. The ZGU has done very little in terms of golf development especially to juniors from other provinces save Harare. The pros we have should be deployed in all provinces and target mostly under privileged schools and selection should thus be based on merit

papa - 13 August 2015

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