Willet Karonga and Maretha Burger on Saturday turned on classic displays to win the 2019 edition of the HaBP and Castrol Oils Supplier Limited at Mulanje Golf Club (MGC) in men’s and ladies’ categories, respectively.
Played in sweltering heat, the 12-handicaped (h/c) Karonga had a 69 nett score to count out John Magombo (h/c22) to second position in a contest that went down to the wire. In turn, Magombo counted out Phillip Phambana (h/c24) to third.
Karonga received a trophy, a 50-inch television set, K150 000 worth of fuel and 10 litres of GTX oil for his feat.
In ladies category, Burger (h/c33) had a 77 nett-score to emerge winner. Bose Kamphulusa (h/c26) who had a 79 nett-score was second. She counted out Hariet Mariani (h/c20) to third.
Burger went away with a trophy, a Bosch washing machine, 10 litres of GTX oil and K80 000 worth of fuel.
“This is my first time… So what a surprise! Thanks to HaBP for his wonderful tournament and I would like to thank my playing partners as well for their inspiration,” she said.
Sangwani Hara (h/c17) won the Tea Estates category with a 77 nett-score whereas Bashir Shariff (h/c22) had the best nett-score for the seniors. Richard Mkwapatira had the overall best gross of 81.
Rui Araujo had the longest drive in men’s category while Hariet Mariani did it in ladies’ section. Clement Kafuwa Snr was nearest to the pin.
HaBP managing director Harold Lungu thanked the golfers for taking part in the annual event.
“We are really grateful for your support. We are here today and be assured that we will be here again next year. We had golfers from Zomba, Thyolo, Blantyre, Limbe and Nchalo and we really appreciate,” he said.
“This golf was all about saying thank you and part of our corporate social responsibility. It was also about networking. When you think of lubricants, you should think BP and Castol.”
The country’s sole authorised distributor of castrol lubricants and Puma Energy Malawi jointly donated K500 000 for fuel for the club.
Puma Energy managing director Davies Lanjesi then surprised the golfers by offering them K20 000 worth of fuel each. He said his company will continue supporting HaBP.