Young Tafadzwa Nyamukondiwa went into day two leading the Harare Amateur Championship at Ruwa on a first round score of minus 2 (70).

The 72 hole three-day Harare Amateur attracted top and junior players at Ruwa Country and Golf Club on the outskirts of the capital.

The Harare Amateur Tournament which carries both national and world amateur golf ranking points is one of the most sought after by both top ranked amateurs and has a huge contingent of juniors participating.

Ruwa Country Club which has not been in use for some time now is excited to be hosting a tournament of this magnitude.

“As Ruwa Country Club we are happy and excited to be hosting this tournament which has put us on the golfing map,” said Emmanuel Museniwa of Ruwa Country Club.

The Harare Amateur Tournament is one of those used as the yardsticks to measure golf development in Zimbabwe.

“I like golf because it teaches me life skills. I would like to become pro after school. It is challenging because it’s just me against the course since it’s an individual sport,” 14 year-old Chapman golfer Nkosilathi Dube said.

The players opened with 18 holes on Friday (yesterday) followed by 36 holes today and will finish off with another 18 on tomorrow.

Among the players taking part include young overnight leader Tafadzwa Nyamukondiwa, Tafara Mpofu, Rashid Mohamed, Thompson Masiya, Conrad Makoto and Promise Sombrero who have all represented Zimbabwe at the Region V Golf Championships, the 2018 edition sponsored by FBC at Chapman in April.