Lester Tandwe on Sunday emerged the winner of the inaugural Ex-Captains’ Golf Competition at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC).
Past BSC golf captains hosted the tournament to raise money for the maintenance of the golf course.
Played on a medal format, Tandwe, handicap 15, beat 41 golfers after amassing 79 gross strokes and a net score of 64.
Veteran golfer, Charles Nseula, playing off handicap 14, came second with a net score of 69, shrugging off Guariano, who claimed the third place with a net score of 70 while playing off 15 handicap.
Tandwe said he has won numerous prizes, but Sunday’s trophy was his best.
“Today’s trophy is my best because it will always remind me that if we, as golfers, can pool our resources without relying on external support, we can improve golf standards in Malawi. We should aim at starting from within before we go out to hunt for support. This is the game we love and let us all work towards improving it,” Tandwe said.
One of the organisers of the tournament, Donbell Mandala said the club’s ex-captains organised the fundraiser to help improve the golf course.
“We want to make Blantyre Sport Club one of the best golf courses in the country. As the organising team, we are impressed with the response from ex-captains and golfers in general. We have raised over K900,000. This is no mean achievement,” Mandala said.
Several golfers donated prizes ranging from cooler boxes, golf balls to motor vehicle engine oil.
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