Five golf titles in just over five weeks for Shutt

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Keegan Shutt with his harvest of trophies early this year.

Zimbabwean junior golf sensation Keegan Shutt has won five golf titles in just over five weeks.

The 16-year-old first won the Harare Amateur Golf Championship that was played at the Royal Police Golf Club in the capital city in April. His 293 total consisted of a first-round 77, followed by three wonderful level par rounds.

Keegan, who is based at the KeNako Academy in George, South Africa, won the tournament by four shots. He then proceeded to win three additional tournaments in the past month.

In the Nomads u.23 golf tournament at Harry Allen Golf Club in Bulawayo, his 148 total secured him first place.

The following day he competed in the Matabeleland Open at Bulawayo Country Club. His 147 total consisted of two good rounds; 75 and level par 72, to secure him yet another victory.

Keegan Shutt receives his Harare Amateur Championship trophy from the Zimbabwe Golf Association president Martin Chikwana at Police Golf Club in Harare on Sunday. Credit Tee Time Magazine

On Wednesday 13 April, Keegan scored 144 with two beautiful rounds of 73 and 71 to walk away as the champion of the Lion Stores Junior Challenge.

And this past week Keegan did it yet again. After receiving an invite to compete in the Sunshine Tour’s FBC Zim Open that ended at Royal Harare Golf Club last Sunday, he finished with a commendable five-over-par total after carding scores of 71, 75, 76 and 71). His good start and solid final round ensured he win the amateur division in the tournament.

 

Keegan Shutt claiming his trophy in the FBC Zim Open on 22 May.

Shutt will be aiming to make it six weeks in as many weeks in the inaugural First Capital Bank Zimbabwe Junior Golf Open which ends on Sunday at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Estate.

The 16-year-old sensation carded a two-over-par 74 in the penultimate round on Saturday to move into second position on two-over-par 146.

Shutt is just three shots adrift of the lead ahead of South Africa’s Ian Vorster, who vaulted into the lead after following up his opening 71 by carding a level-par round of 72 for a 36-hole total of one-under-par 143.

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