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THE Zimbabwe junior golf team yesterday left the country for Lusaka, Zambia, for the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge 2015.

The four-day tournament starts with a practice round today and the first round is on tomorrow until Friday.

The team is captained by Jack Allard and has Kieran Vincent, David Amm and a newcomer Bekithemba Ndlovu as the other players. Simon Murungweni is the coach.

The All-Africa Junior Challenge is a 72-hole strokeplay format staged over four days at Lusaka Golf Club.

Other countries expected to compete in the 20th edition of the prestigious junior team championship include hosts Zambia, Reunion, South Africa, Malawi, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Swaziland, Uganda, Namibia and Mauritius.

The inaugural All-Africa Junior Golf Championship was won by Zimbabwe in 1995.

South Africa then won the tournament in 1996 and 1997.

Zimbabwe again won in 1998, and South Africa have won every tournament since then. Allard, who is ranked third in the national junior golf rankings, has just had a very good run during the last national junior golf tournaments in Bulawayo after winning four of the five tournaments. Kieran, the leading junior player in the country, and Amm, ranked fourth, were recently part of the Zimbabwe Amateur team that played in the Zone VI tournament in Kampala, Uganda.

Zimbabwe came third.

Bekithemba a product of junior golf development has played his way to be the fifth-ranked player in the country.

Source : The Herald