Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
TOP Zimbabwean golfer Brendon de Jonge returns to the field in the Sony Open at the Waialae Golf Course in Hawaii today. De Jonge returns to the field after a successful season last year and will be hoping to continue with his fine form. Last year he finished tied on position 54 after a five-under-par having shot a 69, 68, 69 and 69 in the same event.
The Sony Open has a handsome prize fund of US$5 600 000 and has attracted a strong field of 138 golfer with the winner taking home US$1 008 000 in prize money.
Today, de Jonge will tee off during the lunch hour and will play with Mark Wilson and Ryan Palmer.
Meanwhile, the race for the Zimbabwe Junior Golf Union Order of Merit resumes this morning when junior golfers take part in the Leopard Rock Junior Open this morning.
Several junior golfers will be in Mutare for this year’s edition of the event which constitutes points for the order of merit.
The golfers on Tuesday took part in the Ray Stracker, which was won by Kiren Vincent.
The tournament is the third in the Zimbabwe Junior Golf Union calendar after the Feature Masters Championships and the Ray Stracker, which were held at Harare Royal and Chapman respectively this week.
The juniors will take part in the annual event before wrapping up the first term holiday with the Hillside Masters.
Resurgent Stuart Krog, fresh from winning the first major tournament of the season, remains the man to beat.
Krog will be hoping to see off the challenge of about 50 golfers who have confirmed their participation in the tournament.
Arch-rival Travis Smith is second on the order of merit and will be a big challenge in the Eastern Highlands.