Lewis Chitengwa 2001 Deaths

Lewis Chitengwa

Age: 26

internationally renowned junior and amateur golfer who turned pro in 1998 and was a rookie on the Canadian PGA Tour; first black man to win the South African men's amateur championship in 1993, a feat often referred to as the African golfing equivalent of Jackie Robinson's achievement in baseball; native of Harare, Zimbabwe, he won his country's amateur championship three times; defeated Tiger Woods at the Orange Bowl International Junior Championship in 1992; two-time All-America selection at the University of Virginia; finished seventh in the 1996 NCAA championships, the best finish by a Cavalier golfer since 1940; played on the tour in 2000; became ill after second round of the Edmonton Open and died at the hospital later that afternoon. He died after being infected with meningoccoccal meningitis bacteria.

Died: Edmonton, June 30

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