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Solister Botha, Malawian Airlines Officer One Pilot, won Total Malawi Limited Golf Tournament played at Kasasa Golf Club in Dwangwa on Saturday.

Playing off handicap 14, the Lilongwe-based Botha bagged 38 points in the highly competitive tournament.

Kalusya Phiri, who scored 37 points, was the runner-up whereas Dan Mazoe grabbed third position with 36 points.

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Botha, who was on malaria treatment, said he was excited to register his first win in his career.

“Dwangwa is my second home because it is where I won my first medal. To emerge the best among professional golfers is something I am not taking for granted,” said Botha, who, coincidentally, received a return air ticket to South Africa as part of the prizes.

Brian Coombes got the nearest to the pin award whereas Bob Dambo scooped the longest drive accolade.

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In the ladies’ category, Chimwemwe Chavula was all smiles when she won the championship after scoring 33 points.

Second place went to Jochebed Mpanga who accumulated 32 points. Dwangwa-based Lusayo Sibale ended on third position after netting 29 points.

Chavula said: “Today’s tournament was challenging as it was windy but after winning the tournament, I am excited. I dedicate this victory to my son who asked me to bring home the award.”

Total Malawi Limited Managing Director, Aegidia Schnepp, said the tournament was part of interacting with their customers.

“It is one way of maintaining the relationship with our customers. We realise that it is the way of creating memories and friendliness. We are happy that today’s competition has been firm as, for the first time, we have registered quite a good number of ladies who also had good scores,” Schnepp said.

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