The Herald (Harare)

27 December 2012

Zimbabwe: Follet-Smith Shines

TOP junior golfer Ben Follet-Smith lived up to expectations as he finished tied on ninth place at the 2012 Doral Publix Junior Golf Classic in Miami. Follet-Smith travelled together with Travis Smith over the weekend but the later found the going a little tougher and could only finish a distant 10th in the two rounds.

Follet-Smith, the leading junior golf player in the country, was tied with Paul Elissald and Leo Lespinasse both of Biarritz France.

The golfers had two good rounds of gross 150 with Follet-Smith carding 75 and 75 in both rounds.

Alexander Matlari of Bad-Wuer, Germany won the event after scoring 68 and 75 for 143.

The event is held every year and attracts top golfers in the order of merit. It can lure up to 700 golfers from all over the world.

Smith, who came in to replace Bret Krog, who turned 18 before the event started, had a bad day in office scoring 81 and 78 for a total 159.

The players had the chance to play alongside some of the world's best junior players.

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