Locals make cup in SeedCo open


Four Malawian professional golfers have made it into the paid ranks of the 2022 SeedCo Malawi Golf Open championship which ends today at Lilongwe Golf Club.

The four are highly rated golfer Paul Chidale, Victor Kachepatsonga, Rashid Salim and Ben Sutcliffe.

At the end of day three, Chidale was on position five with a gross score of 215 whereas Kachepatsonga was seventh with a gross score of 18.


Salim was on position nine with a gross score of 220 whereas Sutcliffe was 13th with a gross score of 223.

Zimbabweans continued dominating the tournament with Visitor Maphwanya narrowly going ahead of compatriot Robson Chinhoi.

Maphwanya had a gross score of 205 whereas defending champion Chinhoi had a 206 gross score.


Biggy Chibvuni of Ghana was tied on third position with Zimbabwean Nyasha Muyambo on a gross score of 214.

Professional Golfers Association of Malawi (PGA) Vice Chairperson Patridge Shycal said it was good that four Malawians had made the cut.

’’We have witnessed incredible golf in the last three days. It is good that four Malawians are still in it and we are looking forward to the last day of the competition,’’ Shycal said.

SeedCo Malawi has earmarked $15,000 (about K15 million) towards prizes for the competition.

Fourty professional golfers took part in the tournament.

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