DEFENDING champions lead Zimbabwe by a single point with Zambia a further eight points behind the frontrunners as the biannual Gilberson & Page Trophy reaches its climax at Chapman Golf Club today.
By Munyaradzi Madzokere
The Zimbabwe team captained by Royal Harare’s Natasha Zelow teed off the tournament on Tuesday in fine fashion as they won the morning fours session taking the lead on nine points compared to Kenya’s five while Zambia are anchored on four points.
However, the East Africans bounced back spectacularly in the singles where they garnered a total of 16 points against the hosts’ 11 while neighbours Zambia continued to struggle on the opening day managing nine points.
Overall, Kenya amassed 21 points by close of day while Zimbabwe who also have the likes of Batsirai Tilowakuti, Yolanda Mubaiwa and Danielle Bekker finished with 20 points with Zambia on 13 points.
The team will once again compete in the fours and singles to decide who keeps the G&P Trophy for the next two years.
“The first day of the competition went on very well but unfortunately for Zimbabwe they trail Kenya by just a single point going into the final day. There is some exciting competition between Kenya and Zimbabwe but hopefully our team will be able to overturn the deficit and win,” said Evelyn Maisvorevera, the Zimbabwe Ladies’ Golf Union publicity officer.
Maisvoreva also revealed that preparations for the Zimbabwe Ladies’ Open which begins tomorrow are at an advanced stage with the draw set to be released today.