By NDINAWE SIMPELWE –
THE Zambia junior golf team on Friday had an improved outing at the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge in Tunisia which saw them climb back to seventh position.
The four-member team comprising three new players have had a difficult tournament in Tunisia where they have failed to break past the seventh position since it started on Wednesday.
Captain Patrick Mwendapole junior is the only player with experience while Mweemba Malambo, Sitali Nawa and Lukas Muyunda are competing at this stage for the first time.
Zambia now has a gross score of 757 after three rounds and are only better than Uganda on 771 and Nigeria on 821.
The third round saw Zambia finish the day with a combined total of 242 where Muyunda was the best player carding four-over-par 77.
South Africa are on course to retain the title they have dominated for 14 consecutive years as they remain on top going into the final day yesterday with a gross score of 655 followed by Zimbabwe on 693 while Morocco are third with 771 and in fourth position are hosts Tunisia who have managed 720 after three rounds.
The fifth and sixth positions are occupied by Kenya and Egypt who are on 736 and 737 respectively.
Despite a disappointing performance so far Zambia are third overall on the net score with a combined total of 687 behind Nigeria and Tunisia on 662 and 686 respectively.