The Malawi national junior boys team’s rich vein of form in the on-going Tri-Nations International Junior Golf Championship continued yesterday at the Lilongwe Golf Club.
Malawi’s good run so far, has provided a ray of hope and excitement going into the final day.
In day one morning games played on foursome format, Malawi boys managed to win all their games against Zimbabwe—Africa’s second best after South Africa—and won one, lost one and drew one against Zambia. That took them to 4.5 points followed by Zambia with 3.5 points and Zimbabwe last with a point.
In the singles match play, played later in the afternoon, Malawi collected seven points with Zimbabwe second with (6.5 points) and Zambia third with 4.5 points.
The games were suspended twice on Thursday due to heavy rains and had to be finished yesterday. As we went to press, results for day two had not yet been released.
As of yesterday, aggregate points for all teams were Malawi 11.5 points, Zambia with eight points and tournament favourites Zimbabwe anchoring the table with 7.5 points.
In the girls’ category, Malawi drew in all games against Zimbabwe and Zambia confining them to the bottom with 1 point while Zambia and Zimbabwe are joint leaders with 2.5 points each.
Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM) vice-president Hudson Kantwanje said Malawi are putting up a spirited display and are capable of causing an upset if they can maintain their good form. n