Two birdies and nine pars were enough to help Cristofel Bulawayo end a nine-match title drought on Sunday when he outclassed a field of 40 golfers during the Tea Brokers (Central Africa) Tournament at Thyolo Golf Club.
Teri Amaro did it in the three-contestant ladies section where she pushed Carol Banda to the second place by three points. She amassed 34 points.
However, Bulawayo appeared the happiest golfer on the day considering the fact that he has finally won a title after hitting blanks in nine events and he has earned a fourth trophy since he started playing golf in 2012.
“It has been a while since I grabbed a trophy in my hands. This title is very special to me because it has taught me to be patient whenever I want good things in life,” said the handicap-20 golfer.
Bulawayo also hit the longest drive in the men’s section while Wilma Chalulu achieved a similar feat in the ladies’ category. Phillip Phambana and Amaro took nearest to the pin accolades in the respective men and ladies’ categories.
According to Tea Brokers (Central Africa) Limited chairperson Sangwani Hara, the contest was organised to celebrate the company’s 40th golf sponsorship anniversary and thank tea estates in Thyolo and Mulanje for giving them business.
“As the best tea brokers in the country, we wanted to celebrate the 40 years we have been sponsoring golf in these two districts while highlighting our services and our plans to our clients,” said Hara.