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Vincent tees into contention at Orange Bowl


ZIMBABWEAN junior golf sensation Kieran Vincent posted a solid round of 68 to put himself within five strokes of the lead after the second round of the 51st Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship in the US on Sunday.


The 17-year-old St John’s College schoolboy, who is making a debut at the prestigious tournament, was expected to start the third round late last night in a tie for ninth place on one-under par 141.

Having opened his campaign with a 73 on Saturday, young Vincent, who had his brother Scott on his bag stormed into contention with a flawless display at the par-71 Baltimore Golf Course in Florida.

Vincent’s round, which saw him vault 21 places in the leaderboard, included four birdies and just one bogey on the par-four ninth hole.

The Zimbabwe Amateur Matchplay Champion will be hoping to continue his fine form as he seeks to make further inroads on Belgium’s Giovanni Tadiotto who leads the tournament on six-under par 136.

Meanwhile, leading junior golfer Stuart Krog dropped nine places on the leaderboard to a tie for position 31 after following up his opening round 72 with a 75 on Sunday for a 36-hole total of five-over par 147.

Zimbabwe Junior Golf Association president Brian Maphosa said he was delighted with the Vincent and Krog’s performances in the United States.

“After today’s round (last night) it should be much clearer as to their standing. I am, however, impressed by their resilience so far. I am hoping for a good finish to a successful year for junior golf in the country. Our boys and girls have served the country very well. I am pleased to say we remain a force to reckon with when it comes to golf as a country,” Maphosa said.

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