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Vincent scoops Harare Amateur Championships


ZIMBABWE’S leading amateur golfer Scott Vincent put up one of the most dominant displays ever witnessed on the local amateur golf circuit to win the Harare Amateur Championship by a record 17 shots at Police Golf Club on Sunday.

Teeing off with Daniel Nhakaniso.

Vincent, who is on a golf scholarship at Virginia Tech University in the United States, tamed the Gunhill-based Police Golf Club, carding impressive rounds of 64, 68, 65 and 69 to finish with a 72-hole total of 22-under par 266.

The 21-year-old prodigy, who is based in Blacksburg, Virginia, finished a massive 17 shots ahead of fellow Chapman Golf Club golfer Clive Nguru, who was a distant second on five-under par 283.

Rowland Park Golf Club’s Thembelani Vundla was in third position on three-over par 291 with Stuart Krog in fourth position five-over par 293.

A total of 59 amateur golfers took part in the Harare Amateur Championship which is one of the major tournaments on the Zimbabwe Golf Association (ZGA) calendar.

The spotlight, however, belonged to Vincent, whose win at Police Golf Clun came hard on the heels of another win at the recent Chapman Grand Slam tournament last month.

Zimbabwe Golf Association vice-president Boniface Chigorimbo, who is one of the organisers of the event, hailed Vincent for the impressive display.

“We want to congratulate Scott Vincent on the impressive win at Police Golf Club. We are yet to verify if his score is the lowest ever posted by a local amateur golfer, but it’s definitely one of the most clinical performances ever witnessed in local amateur golf.

“It’s very clear that the exposure he has been getting during his spell in the US has contributed significantly to the improvement of his game. We hope that he will maintain those very high standards and some of the local players may learn from him,” Chigorimbo said.

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