BREAKTHROUGH FOR ZAMBIAN - by Barry Havenga
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)