Danielle Bekker, currently Zimbabwe’s top-ranked female junior golfer, has been invited to play in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship in the U.S.A. from November 7-8, 2015.
Bekker, who turns thirteen in November, will line up against more than 600 of the world’s top junior golfers aged 11-18 at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Bekker, formerly a student at Gateway Primary School, is now home schooled, while her parents have her on a tight local and international tournament schedule. She finished sixth at the Africa Junior Girls Golf Championships in Kenya in August this year, the best performance for Team Zimbabwe at that meet.
Bekker, who was named Zimbabwe’s Female Junior Golfer of the Year for 2015, was invited to compete in the Optimist International Tournament in Florida after winning the Lion of Africa Junior Africa Challenge at Zebula Golf Estate in Polokwane, South Africa, in September. She has also represented Zimbabwe at the senior ladies level twice this year.