Charles Nseula and Jim Melrose on Sunday joined forces at Mulanje Golf Club to win the 46-contestant LonAgro Malawi Golf Tournament.
They tied on 45 points with the pair of Eric Songola and Phillip Phambana, but they emerged champions on the count-out, thanks to a better score of 24 points on the front-nine, where they plucked two birdies.
It was not an easy road to glory for the duo in this two-ball-alliance-better-score-to-count formatted contest as both of them blanked the hole on the 16th.
“It was a terrible experience for both of us to blank that hole. However, our excellent putting on the front nine bailed us out,” Nseula said.
For their success, the champions received a trophy and Salton electric pressure cookers from LonAgro Malawi Limited country manager Johnny Fourie, who contested and found solace in winning the nearest to the pin accolade.
Yotamu Saka hit the longest drive.
Davlin Chokazinga and Nelson Mkwende took the third position with 43 points.
LonAgro Malawi finance and administration manager Kennedy Konondo, whose company deals in agriculture equipment such as John Deere tractors and Bell machinery, said they organised the event for the second year in Mulanje to interact with their customers.
“We made good sales after we interacted with the golfers last year and we came back to thank them for their support,” said Konondo, whose firm was registered in Malawi in 2015 and is part of the Lonrho Group.