Bramford’s star continues to rise after Zim Open sucess


Rising Zimbabwe golfer Matthew Bramford continued with a memorable year after he emerged the best amateur at the FBC Zimbabwe Open which concluded at Royal Harare Golf Club on Sunday.

The 20 – year – old golfer finished in a six-way tie for 38th on level par for the tournament after rounds of 71 74 74 and 69 in four days.

A total of eight amateur golfers made it into FBC Zimbabwe Open including Tanaka Chatora, Keegan Shutt, Ethan Fichardt, Devon Valentine, Braydon Amm, Innocent Mukumba, Lloyd Dube and Bramford.

Valentine and Fichardt were the only South African amateur golfers in the field.

Bramford had a good out at the inaugural Africa Amateur Championship after securing a fourth-place finish at the tournament back in February.

The African Championship was played at the picturesque Leopard Creek Country Club in Mpumalanga, South Africa and the Zimbabwean star golfer managed to shoot an impressive 10-under-par score after the regulation 72 holes.

Bramford finished a gross of 278 following round scores of 65 74 71 and 68 in his four rounds.

He was just three shots behind the leading pack of Altin Van der Merwe, Christian Maas and Ivan Vester who all shot 13-under-par.

Van der Merwe would go on to win after a play-off.


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