The three-legged 2019 Kavango Zambezi Golf Classic which attracted close to two hundred golfers from regional countries ended with Josephat Phiri crowned champion in the men’s category while fellow Zimbabwean Matron Moyo defended her title in the ladies section.

The curtain came down on the 2019 edition of the annual KAZA golf classic which kicked off on the 2nd of July in Zambia at the Choma Golf Course and ended in Zimbabwe on the 7th July at the magnificent Elephant Hills Golf Course.

The sporting event which was held under the theme, ‘golfing without boundaries’ was meant to showcase and celebrate the world’s largest trans-frontier conservation area.

After a clean sweep during the last edition of the tourney, Zimbabwean golfers once again secured podium finish with Josephat Phiri emerging the overall winner in the men’s category with a 98 points score while Matron Moyo clinched the top prize in the ladies category.

KAZA Executive Secretary, Dr Nyambe Nyambe expressed satisfaction with the continued growth of the event which among other things seeks to promote sustainable tourism and conservation.

As KAZA, we are excited about the growth of this annual sporting event and this year alone we had close to 200 golfers which is encouraging,” said Dr Nyambe.

Stakeholders who included Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and Zimparks pledged their continued support and highlighted the need for the region to strengthen conservation efforts and to harness sports tourism.

The KAZA Golf Classic was launched in Victoria Falls in 2013 during the United Nations World Tourism Organisation General Assembly.