LUSAKA, Apr. 28 - Upcoming junior golfer, Melissa Nawa, is among 10 lady golfers picked to represent Zambia at this year's annual A and B triangular golf tournament to be held in Botswana.
Nawa is also in the final team of juniors that will represent Zambia at the British Junior Open slated for Scotland this July.
Zambia Ladies Golf Union (ZLGU) president Hildah Edwards said the Zambian team would leave for Botswana this weekend and return on May 10.
She said Nawa's participation in the A and B triangular tournament would help her prepare for the British junior Open and expressed the hope that she would fare well.
" Nawa is the most improved player we have and her participation in this tournament will go along way towards preparing her for the British Junior Open," she said.
Edwards said the A team consists of Cathy Wallis, Colleen Bouveie, Vainess Armitage, Franca Rocci and runner-up to Edwards in the Chilanga Ladies Open, Liz Trouw.
Apart from junior golfer Nawa the other ladies golfers in the B team are Lynette Simuchimba, Angela Banda, Moono Akasiwa and Joyce Chipeta.
Edwards expressed confidence that the Zambian team was going to Botswana to defend the title and wished the team good luck.
"The B team is going to defend the title it won by winning all the matches. No one can better a performance like this, we wish them the best of luck.
"I am very confident that we will do very well as all the players have put in a lot of practice and they are ready for the competition," she said.
Edwards further thanked the players and the committee for having helped to fund-raise for the team.
Zambia begin the tournament with matches against Botswana before tackling Zimbabwe.
And the Zambia Army team has defended the annual Cathedral of Christ the King Parish fund-raising golf championship after amassing a total of 99 points.
Non-Ferrous Metals scooped the second prize with 93 points with Majorie Dauchi scooping the individual category prize after collecting 37 points.
Godfrey Mbawala was second and got 34 points while Percy N'gandwe was third with 34 points also.
Louis Urbano was fourth on 33 points with Garry Rutherford, Ismail Zami and R.J Patel being fifth, sixth and seventh with 32 points each respectively.
And lady golfer Tara Allin managed to get 31 points for the eighth position.
Chairman for the fund-raising tournament Percy N'gandwe who was also a participant thanked the companies that took part in the tournament.
N'gandwe said K10 million was raised from the tournament.
"The money will go towards assisting charity not only in our church but it will go across the boundaries, that is the HIV/AIDS home-based care," he said.
By Sports Reporter
Source: The Times of Zambia / allAfrica Global Media
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