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India firm bankrolls Malawi golf tourney

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INDIAN firm, T and I Global Limited, says it is ready to make the Mulanje Stableford golf tournament an annual event.

The firm pumped in about K4 million to sponsor its first ever golf tournament at Mulanje Sports Club on Sunday where a field of 53 golfers participated.

T and I Global Limited managing director, Sangeet Bagaria, said he would make recommendations to the company to consider making the tournament an annual event following the success of the first.

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“Before sponsoring we made a research and we agreed to sponsor the first event as a trial. This was a success because we had a lot of golfers taking part. According to the datas we had over 50 which is a good by standards of Mulanje Sports Club,” he said.

Bagaria said they would like to build a long relationship with Malawi’s golfing community and its clients having been supplying tea manufacturing equipment for the past 15 years. The director said T and I also undertakes installation and commissioning of machines, maintenance, regular check-ups, trouble shooting and service breakdowns.

In the men’s section, Yohane Mzuza playing of handicap 20 had 19 points on front nine and 26 points on back nine while the runner-up, Kantwanje with 12 handicap had 22 points on front nine and 23 points on back.

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Tarang Makhecha finished third with 44 points. In the ladies section, Amaro collected 39 points to emerge champion. She had 16 points on nine front and 23 on return. Arnes Araujo was second with 37 points having scored 17 on front and 20 on the back.

In individual category, Makhecha won the longest drive while Mahomed Yusuf Patel won the nearest to the pin.

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