Four junior golfers selected to represent Zimbabwe, are headed to Tunisia for the All Africa Junior Golf Championships. Kieren Vincent of St John’s College, Justin Kersten of Falcon College, homeschooled David Amm and Bekithemba Ndlovu will participate in the four day championships which run from 23-26 March 2016 at the El Kantaoui Golf Course in Sousse,Tunisia.
The ten team Pan-African challenge is mainly a team event, with the top two teams qualifying for the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup which takes place annually in Nagoya, Japan in June. However, individual scoring and events will happen simultaneously over the three day, 72 hole tournament.
The team is the same who travelled last year to Zambia for the Pan African championships, except for Justin Kersten who replaces Jack Allard. Last year’s Africa Junior Championships took place in Zambia, with South Africa winning and Zimbabwe claiming the second berth just ahead of hosts Zambia in third.
Team Zimbabwe is banking on their experience at this tournament and the international experience gained over the past year, including recently at the Curro Cup in South Africa, to give them the depth they will need to finish successfully as one of the top two teams. The four junior golfers are accompanied by Team Manager Simon Murungweni and Team Coach Roger Baylis.