Top female junior golfer Margaret Nyamukondiwa lived up to her billing as one of the leading junior golfers on the continent at the moment after finishing in a tie for sixth position at the Nomads South African Juniors International on Thursday.
The Nomads South African Juniors International which is part of the Global Junior Golf circuit is one of the leading tournaments on the continent for top youth golfers from all over the world.
This year’s edition of the prestigious tournament was held from Monday to Thursday at Rondebosch Golf Club in Cape Town, South Africa.
Nyamukondiwa put on a good show as she was in contention after the opening round on Monday when she carded 74 to move into an early tie for the lead.
The 18 year-old golfer from Chapman Golf Club followed up with scores of 78 and 80 for a tournament total of 16 over par 232 to settle for sixth position.
Nyamukondiwa, who is the reigning Zimbabwe Ladies Golf Union (ZLGU) Open Strokeplay Champion, was the only non-South African golfer top finish inside the top 20.
The tournament was won by South African Bobbi Brown, who fired rounds of 75, 73 and 66 for a two under-par total.
Bramford finishes T11th in boys’ competition
There was also success for Zimbabwe in the boys’ field. Royal Harare Golf Club junior golfer Matthew Bramford put on a good show to finish in a tie for 11th position.
Bramford played some solid golf during the week, carding rounds of 75,72 and 74 for a 54 hole total of five over-par 221.
Zimbabwe was also represented by in the boys’ field by Chapman Golf Club based Tariro November and Royal Harare Golf Club’s Tawana Mangoma, who finished T45 and T65 respectively.