Myeki tees off for the big time

2014-12-28 15:00

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Eastern Cape amateur golfer Zethu Myeki is looking forward to winning all her tournaments next year before graduating into the professional ranks.

The 21-year-old Mdantsane player, who plays off a handicap of three, has done exceptionally well as an amateur, proving that her future on the big stage looks promising.

She upstaged 29 other players on her way to ­winning her second Queenstown Open title in the Eastern Cape in March. She carded a 77.

Myeki won a similar event in 2011 at the same venue, where she scored 67.

“I want to sweep everything on offer next year and graduate into the pro ranks. I believe there is a scarcity of black female pros. I’m determined to work my way up to being the best in the sport,” said Myeki, who plays club golf at West Bank Golf Club in East London.

She represented Border in the 2010 stroke play and last year’s interprovincial tournaments, helping her team to lift trophies.

Myeki, who completed Grade 12 two years ago, says her burning ambition is to become a coach.

“I am currently being guided by Michelle de Vries from East London. I would like to see myself winning many trophies playing as pro here and abroad. But the main thing is to become a coach when I’m done playing,” says Myeki, who won the Dordrecht Open in East London last year.

Earlier this month, Myeki – with a team of development golfers made up of Dylan Fredericks, Crystal Beukes, Zethu Myeki and Samuel Gouma – came ­second with 77 points at the Sports Trust Golf Day played at Sun City, a day after the conclusion of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

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