The Zimbabwe Ladies’ Golf Union (ZLGU) has named a strong 11-member team to represent the country in the A & B Triangular Series scheduled for Chapman Golf Club, Harare, on July 18.
Three teams — Botswana, Zambia and hosts Zimbabwe — will take part in the bi-annual event, which will be played in singles and foursomes format.
The 11-member team has been divided into two categories, with the ‘A’ division comprising of Sally Preston who is the captain, Loveness Chandavengerwa, Melody Chiwaya, Regina Munyaradzi, Margaret Vera and Reserve Virginia Vhudzi.
Constance Mashiri will captain the ‘B’ division which also has Nancy Dube, Sandy Francis, Marita Kahwema, Joanna Munhemba and Christine Gunundu, who is as reserve for the ‘B’ division.
The team is coached by Cathy Riley.
Kahwema, who is also the current president of the ZLGU, told NewsDay Sport that preparations were now at an advanced stage as the players were training regularly for the event. “The preparations are now at an advanced stage as we gear up for the tournament. A team is already in place and the ladies are working hard under the supervision of the coach Cathy Riley.
“Botswana and Zambia have already confirmed their participation and we are hoping to do well against them. We have played the teams already and we look forward to maintaining our good record against them,” said Kahwema.
Both matches are played in a full Test match format with five players in each squad, and four playing each session, two foursomes matches in the morning and four singles matches in the afternoon. The matches are played on the same day on the same course, and it has become traditional for the host country to stage their National Open immediately afterwards. The A and B Triangular Series will be quickly followed by the Zimbabwe Open Stroke Play, which will be held at the same course from July 20-22.
“All lady golfers are expected to come and witness this prestigious tournament of the year. The entry forms have been posted at all clubs and more entries still welcome until tomorrow’s (today) deadline,”