Chinoi Wins Hwange Open

MUTARE-based professional golfer Robson Chinoi won the 2017 Hwange Open Golf tournament with a record-breaking margin in the 47-year history of the event when he carded a 12 under par score to win by seven shots in his division.

The 26-year-old golfing sensation, who was making his third appearance at this annual tournament, relegated Harare-based golfer Trynos Muradzikwa into the second position, with a five under par score. Another professional from the capital Julius Kalimazeni was third with a one-under par score.

“I am happy to have won the tournament as I always train hard. I will keep on perfecting my skills.

“This is my third time coming to Hwange and to have carded a record score is a wonderful feeling,” said Chinoi.

There were thrills in the amateur division won by Tafara Mpofu in the Championship division, with Borniface Chigorimbo and Josphat Phiri coming second and third respectively.

Hwange golfer Edwin Moyo came first in the “B” division, with Milton Magidi finishing second and John Monama third.

Gweru-based female golfer Stella Feldman was all smiles after successfully defending her 2016 Hwange Open Ladies division crown.

“I stay calm, precise and focused as a golfer and I hope to continue scaling dizzy heights in the sport,” said Feldman.

Hwange Golf Club president Thomas Makore thanked the professionals for returning to the event after skipping last year.

“This tournament, which has been well sponsored by our company and a number of corporate partners, has been oversubscribed this year and spiced up by the return of the professionals and we will reciprocate by maintaining high standards of the game set when the Hwange Open event started many years back,” said Makore.

A total of 35 professionals and more than 120 amateurs took part in this year’s tournament.

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