Wilma Chalulu continues to shine on the greens. On Saturday, she came tops in IntoSports inaugural golf competition at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC).
Her triumph came just a week after winning the Marsh (Malawi) Limited tournament.
The 36-handicapped lady golfer, who had 75 nett, walked away with a K40 000 (about $95) shopping voucher and a trophy.
In men’s category, with a score of 66, Lance Pinto emerged the champion and received a K60 000 (about $142) shopping voucher and a trophy from IntoSports.
Both Pinto and Chalulu said they won because they were relaxed on the greens.
“The secret was relaxation and the course is playing pretty well. My second shots put me in good contention.
“I built a strong foundation on front nine, especially on hole 11 on which I played extremely well,” said Pinto.
On her part, Chalulu said: “My outstanding performance was on hole 12 on which I had a birdie.”
The runner-up in the ladies’ category was 26-handicapped Beatrice Mangwana on 78 nett. She counted out Diana Kambale and got a K30 000 (about $71) shopping voucher and a trophy.
In the men’s category, James Shonga was the runner-up with a 68 nett score. He received a K40 000 (about $95) voucher and a trophy.
Rui Araujo was third with a 69 nett score. He received a K30 000 voucher whereas Donbell Mandala finished fourth to earn himself a K10 000 (about $23) voucher.
In subsidiary prizes, Chimwemwe Chimwaza was nearest to the pin on hole 5. He received a K10 000 voucher.
IntoSports managing director Shabir Ismail said he was overwhelmed with the turnout of 81 golfers.
“To me it is one way of giving back to the golfers who buy their equipment from my shop. I have been encouraged to carry on,” said Ismail.
BSC golf captain Hudson Kantwanje thanked IntoSports, saying: “We do not take your sponsorship for granted.”