Four junior golfers depart on Thursday, 9 June 2016 for Nagoya, Japan where they will be representing the country at the 24th edition of the annual Toyota Junior Golf World Cup which runs from 14-17 June. Justin Kersten of Falcon College, Kieren Vincent of St John’s College, Bekithemba Ndlovu and David Amm make up the traveling team.
The team will be accompanied by their coach Roger Baylis, manager Simon Murungweni and also by the Zimbabwe Junior Golf president, Themba Sibanda. The Junior World Cup which tees off on 14 June is a four round day tournament with each team fielding four players. The top three scores of each team are recorded for a composite team score over four days of play.
There are fifteen boys teams in this year’s tournament: Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, the United States and Zimbabwe.
Kersten, Vincent and Amm were all part of the 2015 team that played in the World Junior Cup, and their experience with the course should boost their 12th place performance this year. Hosts Japan are the defending champions.