Harriet Mariani, Suzi Banda win TechNet golf
Harriet Mariani and John Suzi Banda went into history books after winning the first ever TechNet Globe Limited golf tournament at Blantyre Sports Club on Saturday.
The ladies tournament attracted a field of over 60 golfers whereas several men also competed upon being invited.
After playing for a break for almost two-months, Mariani made a memorable return to the sport when she won the ladies title.
Mariani with a playing handicap of 20 scored 67 points on her way to the title.
“I am excited to win. I just needed some exercises to be honest so I came here with a clear mind that I was here just to exercise but it turned out to be a good day. I had a couple of pars I only had one bad hole,” she said.
Diana Kambale with 22 handicap was counted out to finish on second position whereas, Bose Kamphulusa, with playing handicap of 25 ended on third position.
The ladies champion said she was delighted to win having been idle for almost two months.
In men’s section, Suzi Banda, with nine handicap scored 66 net to emerge victorious.
“It was a good tournament my main aim was to safeguard my handicap,” he said.
The Samati family, Willie and Faith, dominated subsidiary prizes after the pair won the longest drive.
The husband, Willie, won the longest drive on hole eight while his wife, Faith, won it on hole 15.
George Chirwa won the nearest to the pin on hole 10.
TechNet Country Director, Godfrey Kachimanga, pledged to bankroll another tournament next year following the success of the inaugural tournament.
“Most of our customers play golf so we wanted to get closure to them to get feedback. We are impressed with the turn up and next year we are coming bigger and better. TechNet is an enterprise solutions provider and we used this tournament as part of our strategy to promote our brand,” he said.