01 Feb 2013

College | Old Boy Brendon de Jonge

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Brendon De Jonge Zimbabwe’s leading golfer, Brendon De Jonge, was crowned Sportsperson of the Year at a glittering Annual National Sports Awards (Ansa) ceremony in Harare on 13 December 2012.

The bulky 32-year-old from Harare, who had an outstanding year on the USPGA Tour, also walked away with the Sportsman of the Year accolade. Both awards were presented in absentia. De Jonge took the gold for the man’s top accolade ahead of athlete Cuthbert Nyasango, who was first runner-up, and chess sensation Rodwell Makoto, who came third. The United States-based golfer’s top performances this year included a tally of five top 10 finishes in 2012 season. De Jonge came second in the Shrinners Children’s Open in September before finishing tied for fourth place with former world number Tiger Woods in the CIMB Classic in October. He is currently positioned 81 in world rankings. Meanwhile, two times Olympic champion and former recording holding swimmer Kirsty Coventry retained the Sportswoman of the Year award.

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