J&J Construction Companyâ€™s golf team got the vindication of excellent putting on the Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) greens on Friday as they beat 10 corporate teams to win the St Peterâ€™s Secondary School Fund-raising Tournament.
James Chuma, Rodney Chatama, Peter Tsamwa and Stanford Mayuni, held their nerves for the construction company to repel stiff competition from 36 other golfers.
Chuma and company sealed their victory with 87 points. They pushed a National Bank of Malawi team comprising Webster Kaunga, Harry Mukaka, Willian Mabulekesi and Collen Sibande, to the second slot with three points behind.
John Suzi, Austin Msowoya, Donbell Mandala and the only female golfer Maggie Mukwena took the third slot for Malswitch with 81 points.
The event, which had the Anglican Churchâ€™s Bishop James Tengatenga as guest of honour, aimed at raising funds for the construction of St Peters Secondary School at Likoma Island in the churchâ€™s Northern Region diocese.
â€œAs a team from Thyolo Sports Club, we are proud of our achievement today. This title has been given to us by God,â€ said Chuma.
He said despite being from a different church, he felt obliged to help the Anglicans raise funds for the construction of their school because he believes that no one will enter heaven due to their religious affiliation, but the good deeds of their hands.
â€œI am a church elder at St Paulâ€™s CCAP in Chiwembe, Blantyre, but I thought of assisting the Anglican Church because we serve one God,â€ said Chuma.
According to the tournamentâ€™s organising chairperson Ralph Mhone, proceeds from the golf tournament will be used to turn the historic printing press buildings established by the Universities Mission to Central Africa (UMCA) over a century ago into a secondary school.