By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA –
MADALITSO Muthiya yesterday shot level par 72 to finish the R1.5 million-rich (about K855,000) Lion of Africa Cape Open golf tournament in joint 45th position on two-under-par 268 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Going into yesterday’s closing round of the tournament, Muthiya was two-under and credit went to an amazing Day-Two four-under score that obliterated the opening day three-over.
Muthiya had a clean bogey-free start until the ninth hole where he dropped a shot on the par-four but recovered that dropped shot with a birdie one hole later on the 11th and then played par on the remaining holes.
After a relatively disappointing start to this tournament with a three over-par 75, Muthiya produced an impressive four-under-par on Day-Two to get to one-under, a score that was enough to beat the cut by a stroke.
According to the Sunshine tour website, the cut set at level par 144 was, however, a bit too steep for Ndola golfer Dayne Moore, who after starting with four-over in round one added a six-over 78 in the second round to miss the cut by 10 strokes.
With Moore falling off, Muthiya was left to carry Zambia’s flag and in the third round, the Lusaka golfer played modestly and finished with a one-under-par 71.
It was a decent finish to the K855, 000-rich tournament in which he bogeyed eight times and birdied 10 times.
Times of Zambia