Vinay Ganatra and Sheila Chinkhandwe walked tall on the greens of Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC) on Saturday after winning the Standard Bank Be More Golf.
The tournament, which was organised as part of the bank’s 50 years of its existence in Malawi, attracted over 100 golfers from various golf clubs.
Ganatra registered 41 points, pipping his runner-up Chris Mpanga by just a point, while B.V Patel was third with 38 points.
In the ladies category, Chinkhandwe had 40 points while Sandra Komakech came second with 39 points. ModestaSoko was third with 37 points.
Ganatra and Chinkhandwe got K500 000 Game Stores vouchers each plus trophies as their prizes.
In the professional section, Paul Chidale came tops with 69 points followed by Victor Kachepatsonga with 73 points while Chris Zokomera was third on 74 points.
In the junior category, Deborah Lazaro was the winner with 38 points while Victor Khamalattin was second on 37 points.
Ganatra described the tournament as wonderful.
“Standard Bank have done an excellent job in setting standards for the best competition ever. My best performance was on hole number 15 where I had two clubs, but [generally] everything worked according to plan for me,” he said.
On her part, Chinkhandwe said: “Standard Bank has been amazing. This is great way to end the year. I played good golf and we had fun on the course,” she said.
Standard Bank chief financial officer TemwaniSimwaka said the tournament was about celebrating their 50th anniversary with golfers, most of whom are their customers.
“It was important for us to celebrate with our customers. It was about acknowledging and networking with them. It was important to interact with our partners, customers and service providers. As Standard Bank, we believe we are who we are because of our customers, partners and service providers. We put in a lot of efforts to make this tournament memorable and enjoyable, “ she said.
LGC captain Brigadier General ChikunkhaSoko thanked Standard Bank for honouring LGC “with such a glittering event”.