Zacharia Hara and Roza Mbilizi survived a windy weather to triumph in Nico General Insurance Company Limited Wednesday Ballpool in the men’s and ladies’ categories, respectively, at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC).
The greens were in perfect state, but the windy condition was enough to prevent the golfers from managing prolonged dominance and control of their swing.
However, Hara relied on his best shots on the first four holes, where the handicap-15 golfer got four of his six pars to secure victory in the 63-golfer section with 22 stable ford points, three ahead of runner-up Victor Jere, who counted out Chimwemwe Khonje to third-place.
He received a trophy and Odessa TV entertainment Unit from Nico General Insurance chief executive officer Eric Chapola.
“The good thing was that I was always calm on the golf course. I dedicate this trophy to my wife Stella. I promised her to bring something home and this is it,” said Hara.
On the other hand, handicap-10 Mbilizi recovered from three double-bogeys to roll in a birdie putt on the last hole and fend off the much-anticipated challenge from her five opponents including runner-up Rose Kamphulusa and third-placed Harriet Mariani.
She collected 15 stable-ford points while Kamphulusa counted out Mariani on 14 points.
“This was quite an adventurous competition and I enjoyed it so much,” Mbilizi said. She received a trophy and a generator.
Hudson Kantwanje grabbed the brokers category title whereas Ian Bonongwe emerged as champion in the seniors section.
Chapola thanked the golfers for participating in the event in their large numbers.
“Sixty-nine is a record number of golfers to ever participate in a Wednesday Ballpool and we are very happy with this. We will continue to organise golf competitions and be smarter than our competitors in the insurance business,” Chapola said. n