BREAK­THROUGH FOR ZAM­BIAN - by Barry Havenga

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Sunshine Tour -

Open at Winged Foot, be­com­ing the first black African to play in the cham­pi­onship. Muthiya then joined the Cana­dian Tour be­fore earn­ing aWeb.ComTour card by reach­ing the fi­nal stage at the 2008 PGA Tour Qual­i­fy­ing School. He re­turned to Africa in 2013 and earned a Sun­shine Tour card for 2014 by earn­ing enough money as an af­fil­i­ate mem­ber, fin­ish­ing 77th on the Or­der of Merit.

At the Wild Coast he opened with a 7-un­der 63, fol­lowed by 70-66, two clear of Hen­nie du Plessis and Ockie Stry­dom, and earned R110 950.“I was in con­tention a few times last year and learnt from those ex­pe­ri­ences when I came down the stretch this time,” said Muthiya.“I hope to re­turn to Amer­ica one day to earn a card, but will first try the Euro­pean Tour Q School in Septem­ber.” Scores 66-65 (131) 63-68 (131) 68-67 (135)

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