Nethun­zwi aims for Soweto Cup hat-trick

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Pro­fes­sional golfer from Soweto Musi­walo Nethun­zwi is de­ter­mined to re­main the only man to so far lift the Soweto Golf Cup when it tees off for the third time at the Soweto Coun­try Club on Au­gust 13.

Nethun­zwi, a club mem­ber, raised his pro­file by win­ning the inau­gu­ral event in 2013 at the venue af­ter carding an im­pres­sive 206 in 54 holes.

Last year, he re­peated his win­ning streak by scor­ing 208 af­ter four days – leav­ing fel­low com­peti­tors over­whelmed with his im­pres­sive strokes.

“I have trained hard for the event and am pre­pared to make a sec­ond suc­cess­ful de­fence on the trot.

“I have been work­ing hard on my swing and fair­way shots. Ev­ery­thing has fallen into place,” said Nethun­zwi.

The three-day event – also known as the Soweto Fes­ti­val of Golf – is sanc­tioned by the Pro­fes­sional Golfers’ As­so­ci­a­tion.

It will fea­ture a field of 30 Gaut­eng­based pro­fes­sional and am­a­teur play­ers.

The Pro-Am event that will take place on the sec­ond day will pro­vide a rare op­por­tu­nity for cor­po­rate ex­ec­u­tives to part­ner with sea­soned cam­paign­ers for a round of golf.

Other top play­ers on the Sun­shine Tour in­clude Michael du Toit, Ken­neth Dube and Tha­bang Si­mon.

The fi­nal day will cul­mi­nate in an af­ter­party cel­e­bra­tion, which is a spe­cial event for guests to ex­pe­ri­ence and en­joy Soweto’s vi­brant cul­ture at the town­ship’s club­house.

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