Paul Chidale 12th in Safari Tour
Malawi’s highly rated professional golfer Paul Chidale claimed position 12 at the Safari Tour held at VetLab Sports Club in Nairobi, Kenya.
Chidale made the cut after grossing 301. He tied with David Wakhu after the final round of the competition, which attracted 62 golfers.
In last week’s tour, the Malawian finished on position 10 after an impressive first round performance.
In an interview from Kenya Thursday, Chidale said the best was yet to come from him.
“I played some good golf but I am not satisfied. I believe I can do better than this. I just need to remain focused,” he said.
Chidale will remain in Kenya so that he takes part in all Safari Tour events.
Early this year, he finished on position 16 in the tour series at Nyali Golf and Country Club in Mombasa.
Professional Golfers Association of Malawi Vice President Patridge Shycal described Chidale’s performance as exciting.
“Paul is one of Africa’s most competitive golfers. He is a threat to top golfers on the continent. It is good that his confidence continues to go up. He has the potential to make the top five,” Shycal said.
Chidale was the only Malawian golfer who competed in the event.
Other top ranked golfers who have represented the country at such big competitions are Victor Kachepatsonga and Simon Moses.
Zimbabwean golfer Rabson Chinhoi emerged winner of the tournament after grossing 283.
Mohit Mediratta grossed 285 to claim second position.
Mike Kisia and Greg Snow came third and fourth with 285 and 287 gross, respectively.