John Douds and Sheila Chinkhandwe triumphed in the Afrox Golf Tournament at Kasasa Golf Club in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota on Saturday.
The competition, which was played in stablefold format, had a field of 70 players from all the major golf clubs in the country.
Douds counted out Cosmas Mweniwawo who, in turn, counted out Vincent Madikhula after a tie on 38 points.
Mathews Mwansa was nearest to the pin whereas Brian Coombes had the longest drive.
In the women category, Chinkhandwe, with a score of 33 points, pipped fellow Lilongwe-based golfer Regina Mwanza (30 points) to the first position.
Chinkhandwe also was nearest to the pin while Mwanza had the longest drive.
The champions received a trophy, cooler box, two-plate cooker, six kilogramme cylinder with gas and a trophy.
In his victory speech, Douds expressed delight to have won a major tournament this year.
“It was tough out there. Competition was tight and I am excited to have won today,” he said.
He then thanked sponsors Afrox for the golf and Kasasa Golf Club for hosting the event.
Afrox managing director Boniface Chima thanked the golfers for the huge patronage.
“We organised this golf for our customers here in the Central Region, and Dwangwa in particular, but some of you have come from as far as Blantyre, Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Kasungu just to take part in this golf. We don’t take that for granted and we thank you, “ he said.
“The golf was organised to bring our customers together so that we can interact and build the business together through the sharing of ideas as we play golf. The tournament was also organised to promote Handigas cooker, “ said Chima.
Kasasa Golf Club captain Chrispin Chikwama thanked Afrox for hosting the tournament.
“This is our first big tournament this year and we thank you for considering Dwangwa. I also have to thank golfers for patronising the golf. We feel honoured as a club,” he said. n