Zimbabwe’s leading junior golfers will be aiming to put on a good show against some of Africa’s top ranked junior golfers when they tee off at the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge in Egypt next week.
The prestigious junior team event will be contested at the Palm Hills Golf Course from March 28-31.
Zimbabwe has managed to maintain its proud history in junior golf in recent years despite the country’s economic problems and will be represented by a very strong squad in both the boys’ and girls’ categories.
Inform Royal Harare Golf Club junior golfer Michael Wallace, who last week won the Mawegu Amateur Championship headlines the boys’ team which includes Matthew Bramford, Tariro November and Keegan Shutt.
The quartet have all been exposed to competitive tournaments both at home and in neighbouring South Africa in recent weeks, will be aiming to impress in the North African country.
Zimbabwe also boasts of an equally gifted girls’ team which comprises of reigning Zimbabwe Ladies Open Strokeplay champion Margaret Nyamukondiwa, Primrose Chikwaya and Kudzi Mandava.
The Zimbabwe two teams which left for Egypt on Friday are accompanied by coaches Simon Chigorimbo and William Lake while Zimbabwe Ladies Golf Union president Anne Nduku is the head of delegation.
The winning boys’ team and runners-up, together with the winning girls’ team, in the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge, will line up in the prestigious Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan, where they will compete against the cream of global junior golf later this year.