ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka
ZAMBIA Sugar Open Golf Championship runner-up Jared Harvey says local golfers need to work hard if they are to compete effectively at the international stage.
Harvey said it calls for hard work and
dedication for golfers to make an impact at competitive tournaments.
He finished second with 17 under par 275, two strokes behind winner Oliver Bekker at Lusaka Golf Club.
Harvey said practicing regularly and paying attention are vital to success in professional golf.
He said it was good to see local golfers competing in a Sunshine Tour sanctioned Zambia Sugar Open Championship even though they did not perform well.
“I enjoyed playing with the local golfers. It was a great experience but I think they need to work hard to start competing well. The Sunshine Tour sanctioned tournaments are one of the toughest tournaments so you need a lot of hard work,” Harvey said.
Only Madalitso Muthiya made a cut which was pegged at one under out of the 25 local golfers that signed up for the prestigious event.
All the local golfers who participated in the pre-qualifying tournament failed to progress to the main event after a dismal performance.