A promising national team of four junior golfers have traveled to Lusaka, Zambia to represent Zimbabwe at the All Africa Junior Golf Challenge. Jack Allard, ranked 3 in Zimbabwean junior golf, is captaining the team, after an impressive 4 out of 5 tournament wins in Bulawayo in April. 1st ranked Kieran Vincent, 4th ranked, David Amm, and newcomer to the national side 5th ranked Bekithemba Ndlovu complete the team. Tafadzwa Nyamukondiwa was selected as a non-travelling reserve. They are traveling with Coach Simon Murungweni.
The All Africa Jr Challenge is a 72 hole competition. After today’s familiarization practice rounds, the competition begins tomorrow, May 5, and finishes Friday, May 8. Zimbabwe won the inaugural tournament in 1995, and aim to regain their title. They finished second in 2014 to neighboring South Africa who have dominated the tournament in recent years.
At stake is that the top two winning countries will earn berths in the coveted Toyota World Cup Junior Golf Tournament in Nagoya, Japan in July. Sixteen countries are expected to compete in Lusaka including hosts Zambia, previous champions South Africa as well as Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Swaziland, Malawi and Reunion.
Toyota Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Golf Association sponsored the team’s participation.