James Kamte withdrawn from Leopard Creek field after caddie tests positive for Covid-19

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The European Tour and Sunshine Tour have withdrawn James Kamte from the co-sanctioned Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club after he was identified as a close contact of his caddie, who tested positive for Covid-19.

A statement on the European Tour’s website, read:

In accordance with South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases’ guidelines, Kamte and his caddie will both self-isolate for the prescribed period.

The wellbeing of the player and caddie is of utmost importance and they will be supported throughout that period by the European Tour and Sunshine Tour medical and event staff.

Kamte, 38, is a four-time winner on the Sunshine Tour.

He will be replaced in the field for Thursday’s opening round by Chile’s Matias Calderon.

Kamte missed last week’s Joburg Open, but will be hoping to secure his spot in next week’s field for the SA Open at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City.

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