By GWEN CHIPASULA -
Zambia golf team is in second position at the ongoing Tri-nations International junior golf tournament in Lilongwe Malawi where they have 3.5 points after Day-One in the boys category.
The competition has attracted Zimbabwe, Zambia and host Malawi.
Malawi is leading the tournament with 4.5 points while Zimbabwe is rock bottom with one points.
In the women’s category, Zimbabwe were topping the group with 2.5 points followed by Zambia with two points and host Malawi with 0.5 points.
The tournament commenced on Wednesday and the teams were by press time yesterday playing Day-Two of the event.
The Zambian team has Ary Mohan, Delop Danielle, Chungu Katai, Malambo Mweemba, Patrick Mwendapole Jnr and Kelvin Mwiinga in the boys category while Martha Hatyoka, Jahaanvie Walia, Rachel Namuziya and Minesse Siwale are the girls who made the trip.
The golfers are being coached by Coach Patrick Mwendapole and Hilda Edward.
On Thursday, Zambia’s High Commissioner to Malawi Salome Mwananshiku urged the 10 Zambian players to remain focused, determined and resilient during the tournament.
According to a statement released by first secretary press Chansa Kabwela, Mwananshiku expressed happiness when the golfers paid a courtesy call on her, that young people were being nurtured and empowered through their participation in international sporting events.
The High Commissioner also lauded the Zambia Golf Union for its efforts in identifying and developing young golfers in the country.