NKHOTA-KOTA--Kasasa Golf Club used home ground advantage over the weekend to grab the inaugural best prizes in the TNM male and ladies golf tournament in Nkhota-kota.
Kasasa were victors, thanks to Kamu Kumwenda who struck the best back-nines, birds and putts to finish top in a thrilling encounter played at one of the best greens in the country.
Kumwenda chalked 42 points against his runner-up and team-mate Breggar Kaingwe who recorded 37. Kondwani Mphulla spiced up the show as he came third with 34 points to defeat a total of 48 golfers drawn from Mzuzu, Zomba, Kasungu, Blantyre and Lilongwe.
“ I prepared so well, so no-one could defeat me and I thank the sponsors for the gesture”. Kumwenda said in his victory speech.
He received a K200 000 Blackberry and a gold trophy for coming first. Kaingwe took home a golf bag and silver trophy. Mphulla got a fridge and a trophy. Mphulla also received a TNM internet dongle and a silver trophy for winning the nearest to the pin accolade.
Mica Phiri consoled Mzuzu as he won the longest drive. He too received a dongle and a trophy.
Kaingwe also chalked the two -2 clubs to win K14 000 cash prize. Kasasa green-keeper Edmnd Halse was his runner –up with one club to take home K6000.
In ladies’ category, Kasasa’s golf captain Barbara Halse was champion. She recorded 33 points to win a Smart phone of Blackberry.
Doreen Mwenitete of Blantyre Sports club (BSC) came second with 30 points and won a golf bag and a miniature.
Nearest to the pin prize went to sponsor Wilma Chalulu also of (BSC). She later donated a dongle and a trophy she won including a K6000 air-time to a Dwangwa boy Tupo Chakanyika to access internet and advance in the world’s discoveries.
Longest drive went to the BSC golfer Teri Amaro. She received a dongle and a trophy.
Speaking when she presented the prizes, the TNM Public Relations and Sponsorship manager Wilma Chalulu said the aim of the competition was to thank people of Nkhotakota for supporting their business.
TNM head of Northern Region Francis Mwamadi said they came up with sports to keep their business providers on guard from dangerous behaviour if they are to continue being healthy and developing this country.
Kasasa golf club captain Dan Mvura thanked TNM for the K200 000 golf maintenance cash gift saying it will serve the sport in the district.
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