Local golfers impress in Africa Amateur Champs Margret Nyamukondiwa

Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter

AFTER taking the first day lead at the Africa Amateur Championship at Leopard Creek Golf club in South Africa, Zimbabwean top player Mathew Bradford remains the highest placed player among the local players.

Bramford finished the third round on position five after carding rounds of 65, 74 and 71 for a total six-under-par.

A total of four Zimbabwe men and women teams are taking part in this year’s tournament and it is Bramford who is in contention for a good finish.

Tanaka Chatora, who is on one-over-par is in a four-way tie on position 11 as Keegan Shutt is on position 10 after a 10-over-par as Nyasha Mukumba missed the cut after a 22-over-par.

In the women section Margret Nyamukondiwa is the highest ranked on position nine after three rounds with scores of 81, 71 and 75 for a total 19-over going into today’s last round.

Kudzai Mandava is two places above on position 11 after carding rounds of 82, 82 and 77 for a total 25-over as Primross Chikwaya retired

Former Zimbabwe Amateur Championship winner Ivan Verster is leading the men’s leader board after an impressive third round of five-under 67 to go one clear of compatriot Christiaan Maas.

Kyra Van Kan won the women’s title after finishing on

Meanwhile, Scott and Kieran Vincent are having a good time as they are both in the top 20 and managed to make the cut for the third and final round of the Oman Invitational Series at the Al Mouj Golf Club.

Kieran is tied on position 15 after two rounds of 70 and 69 as Scott is a single short behind on four-under with rounds of 69 and 71.

Kevin Yuan showed why he is one of the most exciting young prospects on the Asian Tour today, and something of an International Series specialist, when he took the clubhouse lead early on day two of the US$2 million International Series Oman – the first of this year’s International Series events on the Asian Tour.

The Australian carded a second-round four-under-par 68, for a two-round total of nine-under, and a one-stroke lead from Thailand’s Sarit Suwannarut, who returned the same score, and Mexican Carlos Ortiz, in with a 69.

Australian Travis Smyth and Chinese amateur Sampson Zheng, are a stroke further back after rounds of 68 and 69 respectively, here on a beautiful day at Al Mouj Golf, on the picture-perfect coast of Muscat.

Overnight leader David Puig from Spain, last week’s winner of Malaysia’s National Open – the Asian Tour’s season opener – surprisingly shot a 75 to slide back to four-under.

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