15 January 2013

Zimbabwe: De Jonge Makes Cut

REIGNING Sportsperson of the Year, Brendon de Jonge, started the new season on a good note when he made the cut at the Sony Open at the weekend. De Jonge was playing in his first official USPGA Tour event of the season where he finished tied in 54th place.

The Sony Open in Hawaii attracted 144 players and the Zimbabwean managed to make it to the final two rounds.

De Jonge ended last season in good touch but it's too early in the new year to make any judgments.

His scores of 69, 68, 69 and 69 were decent, if not impressive.

The Zimbabwean pocketed US$12 824 for his efforts and was tied with Hideto Tanihara, Billy Horshel and Mark Anderson after the four rounds.

Russell Henley of United States won the event on 24-under-par with rounds of 63, 63, 67 and 63 to pocket US$1 million.

Meanwhile, the Mashonaland Strokeplay is gaining momentum with each passing day with teams preparing for the first major event on the Zimbabwe Ladies Golf Association calendar.

The annual event is scheduled for Ruwa Country Club at the weekend.

Copyright © 2013 The Herald. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.