Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) ladies golf captain Bose Kamphulusa on Saturday led by example when she won the Standard Bank Ladies’ Golf Tournament.
Playing off handicap (h/c) 26, Kamphulusa had 70 net score to edge her runner-up Sharon Marques (h/c26) who had a 97 net score whereas Doeen Kavala (h/c23) came third with a 77 net score.
Three pars on the trot were the centrepiece of Kamphulusa’s triumph as she saw off a spirited challenge from 15 other contestants.
“My putting was up top date. Sometimes I win but with no pars. However, today I had not less than three pars which was incredible,” she said.
With a 79 net score, Diana Kambale (h/c21) finished fourth while former captain Connie Karuku (h/c15) was fifth with an 81 net score.
Karuku’s sheer class shone like a flare as she was nearest to the pin and also had the longest drive on holes five and 17, respectively.
Ironically, Connie’s husband Sam, was also nearest to the pin on hole 12 while Godwin Chimseu had the longest drive on hole two. Ignatius Kambale and Gladson Kuyeri had two clubs and each received K27 500.
Klema Hau (h/c13) won the men’s category with 69 net score to edge his runner-up Kingsley Chimdima Mhango (h/c11) who had a 70 net score. In turn, Chimdima Mhango counted out Emmanuel Nanthuru (h/c23).
Standard Bank company secretary and legal counsel Etness Chanza said they were impressed with the 56-strong field.
“March 8 was International Women’s Day and as Standard Bank we decided to dedicate the whole month to women and embarked on a number of activities. So, for us, hosting this tournament was a calculated move.
“I would like to thank you all for helping us to shape the future of young ladies through golf and we will continue to support the sport,” she said.
And in her remarks as captain, Kamphulusa said as lady golfers they felt honoured to host Standard Bank for the first time, “and we believe this is not the end, but rather the beginning of our relationship. I want to assure you that through golf, we will take your brand to the breadth and width of the country”. n