Youthful Bentley Mwenibabau beat a field of 120 golfers to win Old Mutual Golf Tournament on Saturday at the Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC).
In the ladies section, the honours went to Sue Makin.
Playing off 24-handicap (h/c), Mwenibabau had a 68 net score ahead of his runner-up Gift Landisi (h/c7) who had 69 net.
In ladies’ section, Makin (h/c21) had a 73 net score to pip second-placed Sandra Komakech (h/c20) who had 74 net.
Mwenibabau described the win as the best moment of his golf career.
“This is sweet. It feels good to have won against some of the finest golfers in the country. This is the best moment in my golf,” said the youngster who attributed his success to good playing partners.
He also thanked Old Mutual and LGC management for what he rated as a well-organised tournament.
Makin too thanked Old Mutual for the golf. She also made special mention of her playing partners who made her golf easier.
The winners took home glass trophies and golf bags.
Men’s nearest to the pin was Chapusa Phiri while Chris Mzokomera had the longest drive.
Old Mutual Limited chief operations officer Khumbo Phiri said the golf was a sensitisation initiative on Old Mutual services and also updating customers on new services.
“As Old Mutual, we have completed the rebranding process that has led to some changes. It was, therefore, important to update golfers, most of whom are our clients. We have new services such as family funeral and parents plans in which one can insure themselves in case they lose their parents,” said Phiri.
LGC captain Partridge Shycal thanked Old Mutual for sponsoring the tournament and also donating K300 000 towards the maintenance of the golf course. n