Devlin Chokazinga, Arnes Araujo win National Bank tourney


Devlin Chokazinga and Arnes Araujo emerged champions of their respective categories for National Bank of Malawi (NBM) Golf Tournament at Thyolo Sports Club on Sunday.

Chokazinga won the men’s section with 43 points in the tournament that attracted 42 golfers.

Thyolo Sports Club Captain, Rajeen Rawat, finished on second position with 41 points whereas veteran Phillip Phambana claimed third place with 40 points.


Speaking after prize presentation, Chokazinga said the competition was tough but he was composed.

“We enjoyed the day on the golf course and my playing partners were also fantastic,” he said.

In the men’s subsidiary prizes, Bregger Kaingwe hit the longest drive on hole nine whereas Honest Chirwa won nearest to the pin on hole three.


In the ladies’ section, Araujo was simply unplayable as she scored the day’s most points, 44. She also won the nearest to the pin on hole 12.

Connie Karuku, who is enjoying rich vein of form, finished as the runner-up with 43 points. She also hit the longest drive on hole number 14.

NBM General Manager, Harold Jiya, said this year’s tournament was unique because they discussed with their customers about services the bank has introduced.

“As you are aware, in the last six months we have introduced the credit card and few other products so today we had to interact with our clients to get feedback following their experiences with the new products,” he said.

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