Tongoona Charamba

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Tongoona Charamba
Personal information
Full nameTongoona Charamba
NicknameTC, Tongo
Born (1982-02-02) 2 February 1982 (age 39)
Salisbury (now Harare), Zimbabwe
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
NationalityFlag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
Residence Harare, Zimbabwe
Career
Turned professional2003
Current tour(s) Sunshine Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour2

Tongoona "TC" Charamba (born 2 February 1982) is a professional golfer from Zimbabwe.

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Charamba was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He won 12 amateur tournaments, including the Zimbabwe Amateur Matchplay and Stokeplay Championships in 2002, and led the Zimbabwe Order of Merit from 2000 to 2002, before turning professional in 2003.

Charamba became just the third black golfer to win on the Sunshine Tour when he claimed the SAA Pro-Am Invitational in 2006. [1] In 2008, he won the MTC Namibia PGA Championship [2] and finished a career best 27th on the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit. He has made more than R1,000,000 (around €90,000 or US$125,000) in total earnings on the tour.

Amateur wins (2)

Professional wins (2)

Sunshine Tour wins (2)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runners-up
118 May 2006 SAA Pro-Am Invitational −17 (65-67-67=199)2 strokes Flag of South Africa.svg Jean Hugo, Flag of South Africa.svg Hennie Otto
29 Nov 2008 MTC Namibia PGA Championship −14 (68-67-69-66=270)Playoff Flag of South Africa.svg Merrick Bremner, Flag of South Africa.svg Nic Henning

Sunshine Tour playoff record (1–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
1 2008 MTC Namibia PGA Championship Flag of South Africa.svg Merrick Bremner, Flag of South Africa.svg Nic Henning Won with birdie on third extra hole
Henning eliminated by par on second hole
2 2010 Lombard Insurance Classic Flag of South Africa.svg Grant Muller Lost on third extra hole

Team appearances

Amateur

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References

  1. "Charamba rewrites history at SAA Pro-Am Invitational". Sunshine Tour. 22 May 2006. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2009-07-24.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Charamba holds nerve to win MTC Namibia PGA playoff". Namibia Sport. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-24.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)