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Locals sweep Bots golf tourney

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WISHES Nyoni and Tawo Paguwa emerged winners of the Mbada Golf Society games played at Tantebane Golf Course in Botswana on Saturday and Sunday.

Sukoluhle Mthethwa
Sports Reporter

Nyoni, playing off handicap 18, posted a gross score of 93 to win the 11th game of the season while Paguwa won the 12th game of the season playing off handicap 12, as he got a gross score of 89 posting a net score of 77 in the process.

Nyoni was tied on a net score of 75 with Jebus Karuru who got a gross score of 99 playing off handicap 24.

Matabeleland Golf Association president Mufaro Chivonivoni was third, competition captain Kwangwari Kwangwari was fourth while Brian Sanungurai came fifth.

Chivonivoni, playing off handicap three got a gross score of 79 to get a net score of 76. Kwangwari, playing off handicap nine posted a gross score of 90 to net 81 while Sanangurai, playing off handicap 13 got a gross score of 99 to end the day on a net score of 86 on Saturday.

Chivonivoni also won the gross score as he netted 76 playing off handicap three to claim the prize on a gross score of 79.
On Sunday, Paguwa scooped the first prize playing off handicap 12 as he posted a gross score of 89 to win the competition on a net score of 77.

It was a good weekend for Nyoni as he was the runner-up on Sunday.

He followed Paguwa as he got a net score of 78. He posted a gross score of 96 playing off handicap 18.

Karuru was back again claiming the third spot as he ended Sunday’s competition on a net score of 79 playing off handicap 24 as he got a gross score of 103.

Paguwa’s gross score of 89 saw him scoop the gross winner category. He got a net score of 77 playing off handicap 12.
It was not the first time for Paguwa to win the Mbada Golf Society golf tournament this year as he came first in the competition that was played at Harry Allen on October 13.

He won the competition playing off a handicap 13 where he posted a gross score of 79 to emerge as a winner on a net score of 66.

Other players who travelled to Botswana include defending champion Joseph Mushaka, Jonathan Moyo, Winston Mutasa, Reimer Hamann and Linda Rubaya.

Kwangwari said they had a good competition away from home.

“The golf course was very challenging than the golf courses we are used to.

“You needed to think before you tee the ball. If you missed a shot the ball was going straight to the water,” he said.
Nyoni is top of the Mbada Golf Society Order of Merit with 87,5 points, Mushaka is second with 47,5 points while Karuru and Paguwa are third and fourth with 44,5 points and 42,5 points respectively.

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