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    MSU coach scoops Mzee Golf Championships


    – Midlands State University golf coach, Liberty Gumisa  was the toast of the two day second edition of the Mzee Golf Championships – a tournament held every year in commemoration of the late Vice President Simon Muzenda – when he emerged the overall gross winner on  148 blows over 36 holes.
    In the A Division  0-15 medals Richard Masiya on 12 handicap on 137 nett, last year the championship was won by Tanaka Mhere of Hippo Valley Golf Club.
    The championship was held at Masvingo Golf Club on 24 and 25 September and was solely sponsored by the Muzenda family to the tune of over $10 000 led by the late hero's son Captain Vitalis Muzenda.
    The Championship which is now on the national golf calendar under Zimbabwe Golf Association had 61 players from the 52 who took part last year and the players were drawn from Norton, Bulawayo, Roland Park Shabane, Greater Park Mashava, Gweru, Hippo, Mutirikwi, Renco and Harare Golf Clubs.
    The tournament was managed by renowned national golfer ZGA development manager Boniface Chigorimbo and Masvingo Provincial Golf Union president, Setfree Mapuvire with the assistance of convener Ephraim Mashingaidze.
    On day one of the competition Salim Karamela and Pascal Mudzikisi from Masvingo  both scored 70 points playing off 15 handicap.
    In the individual stableford handicap under the B Division ,Daniel Bepera  from Masvingo managed to score 43 playing off  24 handicap followed by Happy Tazviinga and Brian Mharaja both of Masvingo who scored 37 each while Clemence Chimuti of Roland Golf Club in Zvishavane came  fourth with 36 scores in the same handicap.
    In the skills division the nearest pin on hole number 3 went to young Tafara Mpofu from Harare while nearest the pin on number 18 went to Ziyad Khan of Masvingo.
    John Mlazi had the longest drive on pin hole number 1 together with Tafara Mpofu of Chapman Golf Club.
    Speaking during the presentation of awards, Masvingo Golf Association member Pascal Mudzikisi thanked the Muzenda family for organising the tournament which is meant to remember and celebrate the life of late Vice President Dr Simon Vengai  Muzenda.
    This year's edition was broadcast live on Star FM radio station.

    Day 1
    A. Division.  0 - 15 handicap
    Game format  Medal
    1st Liberty Gumisa of Gweru Golf Club 3 handicap 72 gross  69 nett. 2nd Richard Masiya pf Masvingo Golf Club 12 handicap 81 gross 69 nett. 3rd Stanley Karamela of Norton Golf Club 9 handicap 79 gross 70 nett.
    B. Division  (16 - 24 handicap  game format Individual Stableford)
    1st David Nhepera of Harare Sports Club 24 handicap on 43 points.
    2nd Happy Tazviinga 18 handicap on 37 points.
    3rd Brian Mbaraja 24 handicap on 37 points
    Skills day 1
    Nearest the pin:
    Number 3:
    Tafara Mpofu of Chapman Golf Club in Harare.
    Number 18: Ziyaad Khan of Masvingo Golf Club.
    Longest Drive number 8:
    John Mlazi,
    Number 10: Tafara Mpofu.
    Most Golf day 1 Brighton Machowa.
    Day 2.
    A.Division game format Medal.
    1st Richard Masiya 12 handicap 80 gross 68 nett.
    2nd Partric Mangwiro of Hippo Valley Golf Club 8 handicap 77 gross 69 nett.
    3rd Stanley Karamela 79 gross 70 nett.
    Game format individual stableford.
    1st  Tomas Mbetu 16 handicap on 42 points.
    2nd Setfree Mapuvire 23 handicap on 41 points.
    3rd Nicholas Manjoro 18 handicap on 40 points.
    Skills for day 2.
    Nearest the pin
    Number 9: Martin Masvimbo of Gweru Golf Club.
    Number 12: Tomas Mbetu
    Longest Drive number 2 Cephas Ngwenya.
    Number 15: Brian Mbaraja.
    Overall winners combined days.
    A. Division 0- 15 Medal
    1st Richard Masiya 12 handicap  on 137 nett
    2nd Liberty Gumisa 3 handicap on 142 nett
    Overall gross winner
    Liberty Gumisa on 148 blows over 36 holes.  From Gweru Golf Club .
    B. Division. individual Stableford
    1st. Nicholas Manjoro 18 handicap on 75 points counting out Setfree Mapuvire 23 handicap who had 75 points.
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