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Multichoice golf tournament postponed

Teboho Molapo

MASERU — The LCS-Multichoice golf tournament could be postponed until next year.
The event was originally pencilled in for last Thursday but failed to tee-off because of lack of hotel accommodation for players.
“The organisers wanted the tournament to coincide with the opening of the LCS (Life’s Comfort Solutions) at the new Pioneer Mall,” Lesotho golf captain Masuhla Leteka said.
Leteka said organisers of the LCS-Multichoice tournament had initially  raised fears that there could be lack of hotel space for golf players because of the Roof of Africa rally underway in the country.
“It is possible that the tournament may be postponed to next year,” Leteka said.
“Maybe by Monday (tomorrow), we will hear what will happen,” he said.
There was no immediate comment from the organisers on the tournament postponement.
Meanwhile, the country’s only professional golfer, Motlalentoa Moloi, endured a miserable outing at the MTC Namibia PGA Championship held in Windhoek on November 12, where he struggled to cope with the weather conditions and golf course.
The tournament was part of the Sunshine Tour — the circuit for professional golfers based in southern Africa — of which Moloi is a member.
But Moloi was upbeat about his game despite facing financial challenges.
“I’m playing well; my game is improving,” he said.
“What is frustrating is I don’t have money; mentally, it is difficult to prepare yourself.”
In all, Moloi has participated in 10 of the 25 tour events so far this year because of lack of funding, missing the cut five times.
Moloi said he still hopes to attend the final three 2010 Sunshine Tour tournaments — Nedbank Affinity,  Alfred Dunhill Championship and the year-ending South African Open — to be held in South Africa.
Moloi is currently coaching other golf players at a finishing school in Maseru, who are expected to complete their training next year.

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