The Malawi national golf team has maintained the fourth position at the Zone VI Golf Championship in Namibia.
Malawi finished on 11 points from 24 games. They won 10 games, drew two and lost 12.
South Africa defended the championship on 23.5 points whereas Zimbabwe emerged runners-up on 19 points. Namibia won bronze on 15 points.
Malawi started on a bad note when they collected a meagre three points after winning two games and drawing two out of their first eight games.
According to Golf Union of Malawi general secretary Hudson Kantwanje, this prompted the team manager, Gabriel Kambale and coach Chris Kachiguma to have a serious talk with the players on how they could improve in the remaining games.
This paid dividends as Malawi won five out of eight remaining matches to raise the tally to 11 points and move up the ladder to eventually finish fourth.
“It was a tough tournament for the team, but we are happy with their fighting spirit, looking at how they managed to rise from their poor start. If we had played well in the first two days as we did in the last day, we would have pushed into the top three,” said Kantwanje.
The team is expected back on Monday.