ZIMBABWE’S leading junior golfer Stuart Krog overcame fatigue to maintain his dominance on the local junior golf circuit after clinching the Future Masters Junior Golf Tournament at Royal Harare Golf Club on Sunday.
A jet-lagged Krog, who had only arrived back in the country on Friday after finishing 17th at the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championships in the US, demonstrated tremendous stamina to card 66 in the morning and 71 in the afternoon for a gross of 137 after 36 holes.
He finished seven shots clear of Mbongeni Maphosa who finished on level par 144 while Kiren Vincent was in third place with a gross of 145.
The tournament was sponsored by the Baylis Golf Academy who handed the Luke Perigoe Memorial Trophy. This is in memory of Luke Perigoe who died in a car accident in 2012.
The Future Masters Junior Golf Tournament, which is part of the Zimbabwe Junior Golf Association holiday tournaments programme, had a strong field of 52 players.
Four Zim golfers at Sunshine Tour Q School
Four Zimbabwean professional golfers will attempt to earn playing privileges on the Sunshine Tour after entering the 2014 Sunshine Tour Qualifying School to be held in Bloemfontein, South Africa later this month.
Popularly known as the Q-School, the 90-hole tournament will be played at Schoeman Park Golf Club from January 21-25.
According to the Sunshine Tour’s official website, Greg Bentley, Bradley and Grant Hudson and Sheldon Steyn are among the 258 players who have entered the tournament.
The leading 30 players and ties after the conclusion of the tournament will be eligible for membership of the Sunshine Tour for the 2014 season.
The quartet will be hoping to finally earn their tour cards this year and the playing privileges which come with it after an unsuccessful attempt last year.
Ryan Cairns, who recently shifted base to the United States, is currently the only Zimbabwean golfer with full playing privileges on the Sunshine Tour.