Ali Lazarous made full use of home course to win the Metropolitan Health Founder’s Day Golf that took place at Kamuzu Academy’s Kachere Golf Club (KGC) in Kasungu on Saturday.
The win was the third major title for the Kasungu-based golfer who has also, this year, clinched TNM and Protea Ryalls golf titles.
The former national team player had a score of 35 stablefold points ahead of Bob Dambo who had 34 points. Lilongwe-based Neil Nyirongo came third.
Dambo also had the longest drive while Dan Chidzankufa was nearest to the pin.
“I had wonderful time on the course. It is great to have won at home. I thank Metropolitan for this wonderful tournament. It was a great golf and we thoroughly enjoyed it,” Lazarous said in his victory speech.
As a prize, Lazarous received an electric cooler, Dambo got a charcoal kettle braii while Nyirongo received a golf cart.
Among the ladies, it was Sheila Chinkhandwe from Lilongwe who came tops with 38 stablefold points. Maria Lee Cho came second with 32 points.
Chinkhandwe got a food processor and blender as her reward while Lee Cho received a deep fryer
Chinkhandwe also expressed gratitude to Metropolitan for sponsoring the event.
Metropolitan Health managing director Bright Kamanga said they went to Kamuzu Academy to celebrate the Founder’s Day with parents and the community.
“After the event in the morning, commemorating the day, the golf tournament was a fitting way to relax and interact and talk about our services. Kamuzu Academy is a premier school and we are a premier medical aid with premier products, it is a match,” said Kamanga.
KGC captain Kwame Nyangulu said the tournament was the first after more than a decade. He thanked Metropolitan for choosing Kachere to showcase their products.