Scott Retains Junior Golf Champion Title

The number one ranked amateur, mesmerised spectators by his outstanding performance. The 17 year old prodigy beat 15 other contestants grouped in the championship handicap finishing with a gross of 2-over par in two hole rounds.

Ray Badenhurst(17), also from Harare emerged the runner-up grossing a six-over par result while Vincent’s clubmate Clive Nguru who was third, managed a 10-over par.

The tournament, seen by most as an elite sport, had a small audience with most of them being parents of the players. The tournament, meant to earn points for the National Junior rankings, attracted 41junior golfers countrywide from the ages of 10 to 17. It attracted junior golfers from as far as Chimanimani.

In the other two divisions, S Maoneka won  the A division , while players from the host City, Gweru, dominated the B division with Ori Vanwyk(15) as the runaway leader and Lenox Wasara coming second.

The top six finalists are part of the Zimbabwe zone six team and Shaun Ferguson, who possesses a long shot of the tee, Ken Mandhu and Bret Krog complete the pack.

Last year Scott won all the 21Junior and amateur Championship sthat were played in Zimbabwe. Scott will represent Africa at the Orange Ball tournament to be held in France after scooping the Africa Junior competitions in South Africa at the beginning of the year.

Zimbabwe Junior national team coach, Rodger Bellis, who graced the tournament expressed concern over the state of the Gweru Golf course and urged that it should be properly maintained.

Midlands Golf Union Convener, Busywork Dube, said he was happy that Gweru had managed to host the tournament. “The tournament went very well and we are happy to have hosted the event and we look forward to hosting other Golf tournaments.”

The next Golf Championship is expected to be held in Bulawayo soon.