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NATIONAL team junior golfer David Amm has booked a place in the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open golf tournament after an impressive show in the pre-qualifying round at Chapman yesterday.

The 14-year-old is probably the youngest player to take part in the Zimbabwe Open history after another promising youngster Sean Crocker did well at the same event last year.

Crocker entered the event as a 16-year-old together with Tanaka Mhere.

Amm was the second to book a place after Kenya’s Anderson Stephen Engell who carded a one-under-par after the single round.

Ryan Lang also carded a level-par 72 with Jason Jackson coming in with a one-over-par 73 at the challenging Chapman course. Shane Johnson, Steven Ferreira and Kenyan Ngugi Njunguna also made it into the final field.

Scott Ferguson, who had finished tied on three-over-par 75, managed to book his place through a playoff against Davison Elijah and Kenya’s Mahomed.

The duo of Elijah and Mahomed will be the first and second reserves while Mairos Katembenuka, Graeme Creamer, Byron Roacher, Bernard Magaso and Chris Manning will come in the reserves line-up as well.

Amm, who has represented the country in the tri-nations, carded a level par 72 to book his place in the event which begins on Thursday.

Amm had former Zimbabwe Rugby Union president Themba Sibanda as his caddy and said he was very happy to be part of the final field.

“I am feeling good to be part of the final field and coming into the event I just told myself to enjoy my game,” said Amm.

“I did well and managed to keep a good score and I thank my putting which got me into the game. I am excited and now I’m looking forward to the final event.

“Playing the Zimbabwe Open will be a good exposure for me and I will try my best,” said Amm.

Several professional and amateur golf players took to the field to fight for the remaining eight slots that will see them joining the main field.

The Golden Pilsener Zimababwe Open will see five amateurs taking part and top amateur Scott Vincent, who had a good outing over the weekend, is expected home this evening.

Vincent will join Clive Nguru, Christian Mbanga, Thembelani Vudhla and Jack Allard.

Source : The Herald

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