Vincent wins maiden Sunshine Tour title Kieran Vincent

Brandon Moyo, [email protected]

LEADING Zimbabwean golfer Kieran Vincent clinched his inaugural victory on the Sunshine Tour with a four-shot triumph at the KitKat Cash and Carry Pro-Am held at Irene Country Club in Centurion, South Africa.

Vincent, who features on the LIV Golf circuit, emerged as the winner thanks to his impressive performance on the course, managing a score of 21-under-par 267 and leaving Michael Mitchell trailing in second place.

Vincent’s second professional title follows his Asia Tour triumph in 2019 and he achieved this by shooting rounds of 67, 67, 67 and 66.

Meanwhile, Mitchell recorded scores of 69, 67, 69 and 67. Vincent expressed his delight with the win and thanked his caddy Alec.

The 26-year-old golfer was tied for the lead with James Mack going into the final round and managed to secure the victory with some brilliant shots, including an eagle putt and two birdies on the last three holes.

He scored a six-under-par 30 on the back nine to end the third round tied with Mack. T

Vincent went on to pick up his first birdie on the sixth hole and followed this up with a hat-trick of birdies from the ninth to 11th holes.

Despite attempts by Mitchell and Jacques Blaauw to give chase, Vincent secured victory with birdies on the last two holes. Vincent, who is the top-ranked Zimbabwean golfer on the World Rankings, stated his excitement for the rest of the season and credits his good performance to hard work.

“It hasn’t quite sunk in yet, but I’m here on an invite so I’m super-grateful to KitKat Cash & Carry for this opportunity.

“I’m very excited because we did a lot of good things today and a lot of hard work has gone into making this first professional win with my caddie Alec a reality. To have my mother and sister in the crowd was also so special.

“Any time you win, it’s a huge boost wherever it is. I have a long season ahead and there’s still a lot of work to do.

“I’m not sure if I’m 100 percent there yet, but playing good golf will take care of that itself,” he said.

His participation at the KitKat Cash and Carry Pro-Am was his second appearance in the new season of the Sunshine Tour after the FBC Zimbabwe Open earlier this month.

On home soil, he was tied in fourth place in a tournament won by Michael Hollick. – @brandon_malvin

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