Zimbabwean professional golfer Stuart Krog is one step closer to earning his Sunshine Tour card.
The 24 year-old rising star signed for a final round of five-under par 67 to finish in a time for ninth position and comfortably make it through the First Stage of the Sunshine Tour’s Qualifying School at Maccauvlei Golf Club last week.
The top 40 players and ties progressed to the Final Stage of Qualifying School, which will be played in April.
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Krog initially got his campaign off to a difficult start after carding a 73 in the in the first round but bounced back into contention with solid rounds of 70 and 67 finish the 54-hole qualifying tournament on six under par.
He finished four shots behind American Thomas Longbella and South African amateur Gregg Gilson led the golfers who made it through the First Stage of the Sunshine Tour’s Qualifying School at Maccauvlei Golf Club on 10 under par.
Krog represented Zimbabwe with distinction both as a junior and amateur golfer before earning a golf scholarship at Henderson State University in Arkansas, USA.
After excelling both on the golf course and in the lecture room at Henderson State University, Krog, who graduated with a degree in sports management decided to turn professional late last year.
“College golf was fantastic; it really helped me prepare for professional golf. There were lots of ups and downs but being part of a team and the relationships made will definitely be the highlights. I think over time at university you just mature not only as a person but as a golfer,” he told Zim Sport Live recently on his experience in the US.
In the lead up to the Sunshine Tour’s Qualifying School First Stage, Krog featured in a number of tournaments on the IGT Challenge Tour in South Africa.
His main target is however to earn his playing privileges on the Sunshine Tour and work his way up through the bigger tours in the next few years.