Crook scoops best lady rider award
SEVENTY-FIVE players took part in the Zimbabwe High Goal Polocrosse tournament held at the Bulawayo Country Club over the weekend.
The two-day tournament was being held in Bulawayo for the first time and featured all the country’s top polocrosse players.
The event was played over four divisions, with A Division featuring the top players, B Division, C Division and the Under-12s, also known as the Pewees Division.
All teams faced each other in a round robin format and Ballymore shrugged off stiff competition to win the A Division, while Team Xco Sport dominated the B Division.
In the individual honours, Arlene Crook scooped the best lady rider and Craig Mannix the men’s award.
Richard Ellman-Brown, chairman of Bulawayo Country Club, believes they organised one of the best local polocrosse tournaments despite encountering some challenges.
“This has been a fantastic tournament considering this is the first time the tournament was held in Bulawayo. Of course, there were challenges here and there, but it has been a success,” said Ellman-Brown.
“In this competition, we have the Pewees Division, who are the Under-12s, our up-and-coming crop of polocrosse players. When you look at these players in five years time, they will be playing in the A or B Divisions, so from a polocrosse point of view, this is fantastic because we know there is growth coming from the bottom and there is continuity within our ranks,” he said. — @ khumzallen
“My second round let me down as we had two rounds in which I carded a 74 but my ball striking is improving with each outing,” said Amm.
The tournament also saw another United States-based player Stuart Krog, who is on vacation, placing third with rounds of 74, 76, 71 and 72 for a 293 total.
Nagrin Hanish was fourth with scores of 66, 77, 73, and 79 for a total 295 while Travis Smith completed the top five on 296.