ZAMBIAN professionals Dayne Moore and Mohammed Zulu each scored a gross of 74 to lead the local professionals in the Airtel Pro-Am Golf tournament at Lusaka Golf Club yesterday. South African Shaun Smith scored the best gross of 68 from the group that teed off in the morning while Zambia’s Patrick Mwendapole was at 75.
Vice-President Guy Scott’s wife Charlotte, who was initially drawn in today’s Zambia Sugar Pro-Am, took to the course yesterday with her team comprising Muyunda Munyinda, Dev Haman and professional golfer Allan Mitchell, recording 76 stableford points in the team event.
Mitchell’s individual score was 75.
Moore’s team that comprised Tina Nawa, Killian Mwela and Noel Nkoma had 83 points while Zulu’s team recorded a total of 81 points in the 18-hole stroke play event.
The team led by Steven Mbewe garnered 83 points. The other members were Anthony Kasolo, Shiggi Patel and a P Tomita.
In contention for the title was Smith’s team that comprised Rory Sabbadin, Musiwa Hlomayi and Chai that had a total of 91 points to lead the morning group.
Mwendapole’s team that had 87 points was also vying for the title. On 90 points was the team led by Danie Van Tonder. Tonder scored an individual gross of 72 to take up third position by press time. Riekus Nortje, whose team was out of contention after recording 76 stableford points, recorded the best individual gross score of 69, a point behind Smith.
The Airtel-sponsored tournament that attracted over 150 participants was the first of the two Pro-Ams preceding the Zambia Sugar Open Championship.
Another group of over 150 participants will battle it out in the Zambia Sugar Plc Pro-Am.
Story by DIANA MUTAKAFIMBO
Zambia Daily Mail