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Muthiya shines at Zambia Open

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Madalitso Muthiya put behind his bad start on Thursday at the Zambia Open to record his best second round score at the vent in six years.

He is one of two Zambian golfers to make the final two rounds of the four-day Zambia Open together with Patrick Mwendapole who finished at one-under.

Muthiya made the cut after carding five-under and his five shots behind leader for the second successive day Martin du Toit of South Africa.

The last time Muthiya had a good second round result was at the 2007 event when he fired a six-under 66 on his way to finishing 19th in Ndola.

“I just played consistently today and I put myself in the right position and I made the putts that I didn’t make yesterday,” Muthiya said.

“Today I putted slightly much better.”
On Friday, Muthiya carded three birdies and as many bogeys.

The USA-based golfer has an unenviable three day outing of his every move followed by the usually partisan crowd at his home base, Lusaka Golf Club.

“Psychologically I will just try to focus and block it because at the end of the day I am out to do well and play well,” he said.

“I just view it that people are there to watch. You just have to do what you have to do.”

Overall, it was a bad day for Zambian golfers with teenage prospect Dayne Moore, Michael Chiluba and Timothy Sondashi who was looking strong to making his debut Zambia Open cut all tumbling out of the tournament.

Meanwhile, defending champion Justin Harding has made the cut after carding three-under.

Joining him are ex-winners Doug McGuigan and Adilson Da Silva who are both tied on seven-under.

6 COMMENTS

    • How can Madalitso still be umwaiche, he was young in the 1990s. Its same as saying Joseph Kabila mwaiche is very young president.

  1. Madalitso is based in the states, except for the fluke appearance at the us open a few years ago, his gold career is insignificant.

  2. @zedgolfking what have u done for golf before u say madalitso is a fluke,this is why we will never develop we always point fingers but never offer solutions if all of us rallied behind all sportmen the madalitso’s,mayuka’s we would have better sportsmen

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