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Lindani Ndwandwe – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroSouth African golfer (1975-)
Is Athlete 
Golfer 
From South Africa 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 26 February 1975, Nongoma, Nongoma Local Municipality, Zululand District Municipality, South Africa
Age:45 years
Star sign Pisces

Lindani Ndwandwe (born 26 February 1975) is a South African professional golfer.

Ndwandwe grew up in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal. He was introduced to the game by his brother Mandla who would use sticks and bottles as golf clubs and golf balls. He honed his skills as a caddie at Durban Country Club and Beachwood Golf Club.

In 1997, Ndwandwe won two elite amateur events, the Natal Match Play and Natal Stroke Play events. He turned pro two years later and qualified for the Sunshine Tour in 2000.

Ndwandwe won the 2001 Western Cape Classic by a stroke over Richard Kaplan. He was the second black man to win on the Sunshine Tour. He recorded a number of runner-up finishes through the decade but would not win again until the 2009 Highveld Classic.

Ndwandwe has four children.

Professional wins (2)

Sunshine Tour wins (2)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
120 Oct 2001Western Cape Classic−9 (66-70-71=207)1 stroke Richard Kaplan
225 Oct 2009Highveld Classic−19 (62-66-69=197)Playoff Alex Haindl

Sunshine Tour playoff record (1–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
12006Suncoast Classic Alex Haindl, Bradford VaughanHaindl won on second extra hole
22009Highveld Classic Alex HaindlWon with birdie on first extra hole