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Levison Kapito, Myungbook Shim shine

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Levison Kapito and Myungbook Shim were on cloud nine after winning Wednesday’s Toyota Malawi Ballpool at Blantyre Sports Club.

For Kapito, it was a relief after playing for some time without winning a title.

Kapito, playing off handicap 11, scored 22 points to be crowned the winner.

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John Gift Mwakhwawa, playing off handicap 12, scored 21 points to finish as the runner-up whereas Gift Chirwa, playing off handicap 20, ended on third position with 20 points.

Kapito said it was a dream come true to win.

“It has been a while since I won a title. Last year, I was finishing on second or third positions in most tournaments. But I was focused today and this helped me to play fantastic drives,” he said while thanking Toyota for supporting golf.

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In the ladies’ section, Shim, playing off handicap 29, posted 18 points to get the women’s crown.

In her brief speech, Shim said she enjoyed the tournament and praised her playing partners and the sponsor.

Bose Kamphulusa, playing off handicap 26, scored 17 points to finish as the runner-up.

In subsidiary prizes, Harriet Mariani hit the longest drive on hole 17 in the ladies’ section whereas Honest Chirwa won the nearest to the pin on hole 12.

Toyota Malawi National Sales and Marketing Manager, Newton Kasililika-Mlagha, said they used the tournament to promote the new GD engine.

“We have always partnered the golf fraternity. Last month, we launched a new GD engine on our Hilux and Fortuner. We organised this ballpool to bring this GD engine to the golfers. Some of them were not present when we organised a function at our premises, so we wanted to showcase the GD engine,” he said.

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