23 February 2013

Zimbabwe: Wingate Tourney Tee Off

WINGATE Park and Golf Club will come alive when they host the sixth edition of the annual Wingate Trophy tomorrow morning. A total of 15 teams, drawn from four of the country's biggest clubs, are expected take part in the tournament in which each team is made up of four players with all four net scores counting towards the team total.

The women's event has 15 teams that have committed themselves to take part in the annual event.

Top players are expected to turn up for the event, which the Wingate lady captain Loice Chingono described as bigger and better this year.

"The annual event has attracted up to 60 players who have committed themselves to take part as teams.

"The format will be strokeplay net event and several players are looking forward to the event and the competition is expected to be high.

"The preparations went on well and this maybe one of the big woman events on the calendar as it attracts players from all provinces.

"The draw is already done and we hope everyone will turn up tomorrow," said Chingono.

Chingono, who is one of the country's leading golfers and a member at the host course, said Wingate was playing well and expects the players to enjoy.

"The course is playing well and I believe everyone who will take part is going to enjoy the greens.

"The workers at Wingate are doing a good job in maintaining the course as the standards are impressive.

"The sponsors have also helped us a lot in making this year's event a big one and there will be big prizes for winners," Chingono said.

The Wingate team, which won the event in 2010 after edging Chapman 1, remain the favourite.

The then Wingate team of Marion Seager, Cindy Mitchell , Jane du Preez and Chingono never looked back after a great start in which they put up 315 to lead their clubmates Wingate "W" by one stroke after the first round of strokeplay.

The other teams to look forward to will be Chapman 1, which brings in three teams to the event.

Royal will have Royal Blue and Red as the seek to capture the prestigious trophy.

Several sponsors, among them Sino Zimbabwe and OK Zimbabwe, have come on board to support the event.

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