Local boy shines in Zim

2015-04-11 00:00

DEAN Burmester grew up in Zimbabwe and played at Royal Harare Golf Club throughout his childhood, so it was no surprise when he shot 66 there yesterday.

“It’s a really nice time of the year to be playing well. I grew up here and I’ve been playing this course since I was a kid,” said the 25-year-old, who held second place heading into the weekend at the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open.

“My mom played here for years and she holds the course record, so it’s nice to chat to her about what she did in certain places. That always pays dividends,” he added.

The Big Easy Tour graduate has been the most consistent performer of 2015. In his five starts this summer he’s finished no worse than 18th and topped off the results with a share of third at the Tshwane Open.

His form and local knowledge combined yesterday and he reduced the gap between himself and leader Jbe Kruger to one shot.

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