Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
CLIVE Nguru successfully defended his Mawegu Amateur Championship title at Kadoma and Cam and Motor Country Clubs at the weekend.Nguru, now playing off two handicap, has struggled for form in recent weeks.
But he found his touch at the weekend to dominate the tournament which used to be known as the Mashonaland South Championships.
The Chapman golfer came good in Kadoma where he carded rounds of 68, 71, 78 and 71 to win the fourth high-profile event of the season on the amateur circuit.
A total of 32 players took to the field for the battle that carriers some order of merit points. Former cricketer, Graeme Creamer, was second after shooting rounds of 73, 71, 75 and 75.
Tatenda Makunde of Wingate was third while Shepard Chiwaya was fourth. Royal Harare’s Gerald Shwabane was fifth with Tonderai Masunga, Thembelani Vundhla, Stephen Simukai, Christian Mbanga also featuring in the top 10.
Tournament co-ordinator Tavenganiswa Mabikacheche said he was impressed with the level of competition.
“The level of competition exhibited was very high but we were concerned by the low turnout of players. We are having more tournaments this season, which is good for the players, we have had several tournaments, within a short period of time, and parents may feel the effects on their pockets.
“After this we will be going to Bulawayo for Dugmore Trophy while we had the Filande at Norton last week,” said Mabikacheche.
Meanwhile, Brendon de Jonge finished a distant 54th place at the World Golf Championships at the Blue Monster at Doral, Miami, United States.
The Zimbabwean carded rounds of 76, 79, 74 and 72 to finish tied with Spaniard Gonzalo Fdez-Castano and Boo Weekley of United States.
The trio walked home US$51 000 richer each.
Patrick Reed won the event on four-under-par in challenging conditions.