Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
YOLANDA Mubaiwa was crowned the Mashonaland East and West Championship tournament champion at Warren Hills over the weekend.
The Royal Harare golfer beat several top players in the opening event of the women golf season.
Mubaiwa finished on 160, after two rounds, to beat over 40 other players.
Loice Chingono was runner-up after she shot 171 while Aulia Alfazema was third.
Junior golfer Danielle Bekker, now playing off 18-handicap, was a success as she finished fourth.
Patricia Makurumure, one of the tournament organisers, said they had a very competitive event spiced by a good turnout.
“We had a strong field, which was competitive, and the players had good scores despite coming from the holidays,” said Makurumure.
“We had a good turnout and we had no disturbances from the rains and we managed to finish the tournament.”
Meanwhile, Sheldon Steyn will line up alongside the biggest names on Africa’s premier professional tour this season after earning his Sunshine Tour card at Bloemfontein Golf Club in South Africa on Saturday.
Steyn finished in 29th place and was just a shot inside the cut for the Sunshine Tour cards.
Steyn turned professional last year and was one of 31 players who earned their cards at the 2014 Sunshine Tour Qualifying School.
The South Africa-based professional got it right after a good six-under par 66 on Friday.
Zimbabwe’s leading golfer, Brendon de Jonge, missed his first cut of the season in the Farmers’ Insurance Open on the US PGA Tour at the weekend after shooting 76 and 70.