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Tarang Makhecha, Roza Mbilizi win Toyota golf

Tarang Makhecha and Roza Mbilizi underlined their credentials to win titles in the Toyota Malawi golf tournament at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) on Saturday.

Competing in the men’s category, Makhecha, playing off handicap 10, posted 40 points to win the championship.

He received a Samsung 32HDR Led TV screen and trophy for emerging champion.

Makhecha scored 20 points on the front nine and similar points on back.

“This is my first title this year. I have been getting subsidiary prizes. This time I was focused and I enjoyed my golf,” said the men’s champion.

Former BSC golf captain, John Gift Mwakhwawa, playing off handicap 11, finished on second position with 39 points.

Mwakhwawa got a Hisense bar fridge and a trophy.

Furkani Gani, with 38 points, finished third and he received a Samsung home theatre plus a trophy.

Charles Merrick, playing off handicap 10, ended on fourth with 37 points and he got a Logik juice maker.

Emmanuel Banda won the nearest to the pin in men’s section while Nathan Nkhata won the longest drive. The pair each got Nike golf balls.

Bashir Sherrif was declared the seniors’ champion.

In the ladies category, Mbilizi showcased rare golfing skills on front nine where she collected 19 points, but struggled on back when she got 13.

However, 32 points were enough to see her win the ladies’ title.

Carol Banda ended on second position while Doreen Kavala was third.

The ladies top golfers received similar prizes to what the men got.

Toyota Malawi managing director, Arvinder Reel, said they wanted to interact with their clients.

He also said that Toyota was pleased with the turn up after a field of over 90 golfers took part.

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