Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:24
FOUR young and promising Namibian golfers will leave for East Africa later this month for the 16-nation All Africa Junior Golf Championship.
Charl du Preez (17), Glen de Waal (15), Ruan Huyshamen (16) and Richard Grobler (18) will represent Namibia in Kenya, where the top two countries at the end of the tournament will be selected to represent the continent at the Junior World Golf Championship in Japan later this year.
More than 90 golfers will be in competition for the top honors this month, with Namibia’s Charl du Preez and Richard Grobler making their third attempt for the top honours. Du Preez finished in the top 20 bracket last year at the same tournament, while Grobler was ranked among the top 30 best African junior golfers.
“Its not so much about the aspects of the golf but their mental awareness, and that’s what the boys have been undergoing for the past three camps,” said Junior Golf President, Paul van Biljon.
The tournament will be played from March 31 as an open game followed by days of four rounds of golf over 18 holes until April 3. The Junior World Golf Championship will then take place in Japan towards the end of May.