Eric Chapola, Teri Amaro Toyota Golf’s best
Eric Chapola and Teri Amaro emerged champions of the Toyota Golf Tournament in men’s and ladies categories, respectively, at Blantyre Sports Club on Saturday.
The two emerged the best out of 76 golfers, including 10 female participants.
During prize presentation, Toyota Malawi Managing Director, John Connell, said the tournament marked the opening of a modernised Chip-Inn, which the company has built at the centre.
“It was in the year 2002 that Toyota Malawi first responded to the club’s need for the construction of a half-way facility where golfers could recharge after a 9/18 hole round, hence the birth of the Chip-Inn. Back then, it was a good facility and it served its purpose,” he said.
“However, over time the need to upgrade it arose, and rightfully so. Again, we answered that call with the thought of you our partners in mind.”
Chapola hailed the company for the tournament and attributed his success to work hard.
“I played against experienced golfers and I never thought I would emerge the champion. I guess luck was on my part,” Chapola said.
Amaro said winning the championship for the ladies category marked her return to golf after a long absence.
“I appreciate [the support] of my playmates. It was not easy returning to the course and emerge the champion. I am hopeful that I will maintain the record,” she said.
In men’s category, Harry Mkaka emerged the second best whereas Nester Msowoya got third position.
Fukani Gani won the longest drive on hole number two whereas Mike Khomani claimed the nearest to the pin on hole number 10.
In the women’s category, Roza Mbilizi grabbed the second position and the longest drive on hole 13 whereas Margaret Mkwanda won the nearest to the pin on hole number 14.
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