Talumba Ntaba and Mungaluswa Kyumba on Sunday emerged overall winners in the Southern Region Junior Golf Monthly Mug at Blantyre Sports Club.
Ntaba, playing off handicap (h/c) 34 and ranked as one of the most promising young golfers, had a 72 nett score to win the girls’ 18-hole category while Kyumba (h/c 36) came tops in the boys category.
However, Ntaba was a model of modesty, admitting that despite her triumph, she was not happy with her performance.
“I won yes, but I did not rise to the occasion. There is not much competition and it takes away the fun,” she said.
Rihanna Coombes (h/c 36) was the runner-up in the girls category with 87 nett score while Lisa Araujo (h/c 34) was third with 88 nett score.
In the boys’ section, Lumbani Mzumara (h/c 36) came second with 81 nett score while Tasunje Mkaveya (h/c 31) was third with an 85 nett score.
In the girls’ nine-hole category, Kayla-Joy Chihana was the winner with 59 gross followed by Effie Namonjeza (66) and Nanfi Munthali (66).
Amaury Uls (59) won the boys’ category. He counted out Josh Suzi-Banda while Bjorn Burger (73) was third.
The Karuku sisters, Mina and Mati, dominated the five-hole category with the former emerging the winner with 33 strokes to pip the latter by a stroke while Tanjira Siraj (43) was third.
Christisn Kalaitzis won the five-hole category followed by Kayla M’manga and Levy Wilson.
Three-year-old Unai Jayden Munthali was the youngest participant.
Southern Region Junior Golf Committee competitions’ coordinator Dingaan Chirwa said the project is gaining momentum as more junior golfers are joining the sport.
“However, sponsorship remains a challenge and I would like to appeal for potential sponsors to assist us so that we achieve our objective,” he said.