Story by Lawrence Trusida, Sports Editor
ZIMBABWEAN golfer, Visitor Mapwanya has claimed his first Safari Tour title after an outstanding performance at the Muthaiga Golf course in Kenya this Wednesday.
The Chapman Golf Club-based Mapwanya, who lost the Karen leg in a play-off a week ago, finally nailed it after winning the 300 thousand Shilling prize money after his maiden victory on the tour.
The win also earned Mapwanya a place in next month’s DP World Tour-sanctioned Magical Kenya Open to be held at the same venue.
Mapwanya, who also earned 50 points for his win, finished second overall in the 2022/2023 Safari Tour Order of Merit standings with a total of 234.5 points.
He displaced fellow Zimbabwean Robson Chinhoi, who was barred from participating in the Muthaiga event after reportedly failing to register for the tournament on time.
Mapwanya has qualified for the Magical Kenya Open alongside Uganda’s Ronald Rugumayo, who scored a total of 212 points.