Zambian golfers on a shaky start


ZAM­BIA teed off to a low note in the 2017 All African Golf Chal­lenge fin­ish­ing in joint sixth po­si­tion with Swazi­land af­ter round one of four yes­ter­day.

The pres­ti­gious event hosted at Ele­phants Hills Golf Club in Vic­to­ria town of Zim­babwe saw Zam­bia post a 10-over-par 226 com­bined score over 18-holes course.

The four mem­ber Zambian team con­sist­ing of Den­mark Mu­lambo, Gabriel Chibale , Kelvin Chibuye and Kelly Tembo looked to have had a rough start.

Defending cham­pi­ons South Africa had a beau­ti­ful start as they took lead with a pace-set­ting five­un­der-par 211 score while sec­ond fin­ish­ers Egypt posted three-over-par 219. Re­union fired a six-over 222, a stroke bet­ter than Kenya while hosts Zim­babwe where in fifth po­si­tion at 225.

Del­e­ga­tion leader Christo­pher Mu­lenga was con­fi­dent the team will re­cover from a dis­ap­point­ing start in the next three rounds.

“It was a rough start for Zam­bia but not all hope is gone. The team is con­fi­dent of a bet­ter per­for­mance over the re­main­ing three rounds,” Mu­lenga said.

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