golf-ball.jpgJunior Zimbabwean golfer Tafadzwa Nyamukondiwa, who is currently participating in tournaments that include the prestigious Orange Bowl in the USA which begins on the 2nd of January, finished in a credible 10th position at the global junior golf grand final.

He is now set to compete in the Orlando International Amateur starting on the 28th to the 30th of December in the US.

Tafadzwa has been selected to represent the country at the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship to be held at Biltmore Golf Course in Miami, Florida in the US.

The former heritage schoolboy is the top ranked junior amateur and is currently in the US on a golf tour that could see him secure a scholarship with a top college there.

The Orange Bowl which begins on the 2nd of January is an annual tournament where best junior players are invited.

The tournament provides a great opportunity for players to meet and network with American university coaches in their bid to secure scholarships.

Tafadzwa will play in a number of tournaments in the US to help him acclimatise to his new environment for the past at two weeks before he participates in the main one.

At the age of 15, he captained Zimbabwe in the tri-nations tournament featuring Malawi and the host nation Zimbabwe subsequently triumphed.

He went on to represent Zimbabwe in the All-Africa Golf Championship which Zimbabwe hosted in 2017 at Royal Harare Golf Club and Zimbabwe qualified for Japan after finishing second.

He then represented Zimbabwe in Japan in Toyota World Golf Junior 2017.

Meanwhile, ZBC News caught up with 12-year Old John Mudiwa Chikoti at Chapman where he was busy practicing and says he hopes to become a professional.

“My dream is to play professional and maybe secure a golf scholarship in overseas and become a professional golfer one day,” said John.

Golf has become the sport of choice and a career pathway for many young Zimbabweans hoping to play professionally abroad.