MASVINGO – Miriam (13) and Modestar (18) Masiye who are siblings have won the tickets to represent Zimbabwe at the Tri-Nations U19 Golf tournament in Zambia where the country is defending the title.
Miriam who is doing Grade 7 at Don Bosco Primary is the current Masvingo Ladies’ Golf Champion. Modestar is doing Maths, Biology and Chemistry at Victoria High School
The tournament will run between August 23 and 26, 2022 and the girls who are the daughters of Masvingo Junior Golf coach, Richard Masiya were selected to represent Zimbabwe after their performance and scores in several tournaments that they participated in various cities in the country.
The Tri-Nations Golf Tournament is a three day golf tournament and three countries, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi will be participating at the tournament. Zimbabwe won the trophy in 2015 during a tournament held at Chapman Golf Club, Harare.
Masiya confirmed the selection of his girls in an interview with The Mirror.
“I’m really excited that the girls made it! I have confidence they will make it in Zambia. They are ever ready. I hope they will end up professional golfers,
“I also want to appreciate Masvingo Province for their moral and financial support,” said Masiya.
He thanked the Zimbabwe Ladies Gold Union (ZLGU).
Modestar once played in the same tournament at Wingate in Harare in 2018 and performed well. She attained four points in the 18 holes doubles, halver Malawi and lost to Zambia.
Miriam has won several times. She won with a 81- 81 gross and attained 162 points at Masvingo golf course this year in May, 83-86 at Gweru golf course in June as well as 86-97-84 at Royal in Harare, July,2022 respectively.
The girls started playing golf in 2016 at St Don Bosco Primary School in Masvingo when the eldest was in Grade 6 and the younger girl was Grade 1. That was after the school received golf kits donation in 2015 and Masiya was assigned to train the pupils.
“It was not easy and I want to thank God. It is a great achievement. I pray we shall achieve and return home with our trophy,” said Masiya.