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SIX Zimbabwean professional golfers will be in the field at the Telkom Business qualifying round at Johannesburg Country Club this morning.

The local players will have an opportunity to take part in a competitive event before next week’s Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open. Tour Players Championships winner Ignatius Mketekete will be among the six who will be trying their chance to join the main field that will tee off on Thursday.

Mketekete will have Tongo Charamba and Micky Hough for company in a field dominated by South Africans.

The other locals in the field include Sheldon Steyn, Dale Howie and Greg Bentley.

Steyn has been doing well on the Sunshine Tour.

The field will see Hough going in early as the first ball and he will have the South Africa duo of Derrick Petersen and Gian-Carlo Scarola for company.

Howie will follow about 10 minutes later.

Players who will make it will join Ryan Cairns in the main draw.

The local golfers at home preparing for the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open will have Royal Harare unveiled for them today.

The local organising committee wants players who have qualified to get an opportunity to get used to the course where the country’s premier golf event will be staged next week.

Meanwhile, Brendon de Jonge made his eighth cut of the season at the Valero Texas Open over the weekend.

De Jonge is now ranked 110 and has so far taken home US$294 904 from the 12 events he has featured in this season.

Source : The Herald