THE Brooke Golf Club based professional golfer Stephen Ferreira will hope to replicate his form on the South African circuit when he tees it up in the Hwange Golf Open in the coal mining town tomorrow.
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Ferreira will head to Hwange Golf Club on the back of an impressive run of form in South Africa, which was highlighted by a maiden win on the Sunshine Big Easy Tour in May.
Based on current form, Ferreira will be the man to beat in the strong field of 38 professionals, who will battle it out for a lion’s share of the $15 000 prize money set aside by the tournament sponsors, Hwange Colliery Company Limited.
He will, however, have his bring A-game as the star-studded field three former Hwange Open champions namely Tongo Charamba, Brian Gondo, Robson Saurombe, who won the title in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively.
South African golfer Musiwalo Nethunzwi, who won the last year’s edition of the Hwange Open after a playoff win over Gondo, will not defend his title this year but his compatriots Simon Thabang and John Bele have entered the tournament.
While the professionals will be battling it out for the prize money, local amateur golfers also have their sights on other prizes and Zimbabwe Golf Association Order of Merit points which will be on offer.