Malawi’s top-ranked professional golfer Paul Chidale put up a gallant performance to finish seventh in the Safari Tour series at Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday.
This is Chidale’s best performance in a Safari Tour series this year, having finished 12th and 10th in recent tournaments.
At the end of the four-day tournament, Chidale grossed 292 in a tie with Kenyan opponent Dismas Indiza.
Kenyan David Wakhu emerged champion of the contest with 285 gross whereas his compatriot Samuel Njoroge came second with 288.
Another Kenyan golfer Greg Snow came third after grossing 289.
In an interview from the East African nation, Chidale said he was optimistic of improving his record in upcoming tournaments.
“I will keep on fighting. I believe a day is coming when I will win,” he said.
The Malawian golfer is expected to participate in another tournament at Nyali Golf Club on Sunday.
Professional Golfers Association of Malawi Vice President Patridge Shycal hailed Chidale for his impressive performance.
“Paul is now a force to reckon with in East Africa. I see him in the top three in upcoming tournaments,” Shycal said.
Chidale was the only Malawian golfer in the event.
He has also participated in tournaments in countries such as Zambia, South Africa and Uganda.