24 Jun 2016 13:10pm
WINDHOEK, 24 JUN (NAMPA) - The third annual Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket amateur golf tournament commenced shortly after sunrise here on Friday.
Around 45 amateur golf players from 11 countries teed off as from 07h00 at the Windhoek Country Club Golf Course.
Participating countries are host Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The tournament started three years ago with only five countries.
Global Sponsorship and Events Manager, Ian Stevenson from Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), told Nampa earlier this month the tournament has grown in leaps and bounds.
This year we have 11 countries taking part, and this year we have some ladies competing, he said.
Each country nominates four existing tournaments within their country and links these as qualifiers to determine who will compete in the overall Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket final held in Windhoek.
The tournament will come to an end on Saturday afternoon when the winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort.
The overall winner will take home a trophy and the Africa Jacket.
Participants compete in three divisions: A division for handicaps up to 9; B division (handicaps from 10-16); and C division (handicaps from 17-24).
Youthful Zimbabwean Stuart Krog won the 2015 event, and Mwalikwa Sondashi from Zambia won in 2014.