Lilongwe-based Adam Sailesi on Saturday was crowned the national champion in the Business Computer Services (BCS)-sponsored Malawi Match Play Golf Tournament at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC).
In a tautly compelling final which featured the two-top ranked golfers on the domestic scene, Sailesi saw off a spirited challenge from Paul Chidale.
“The Championship Division of the Malawi Match Play is always tough because it is competed for by the cream of the game and I am very happy to emerge winner,” said Sailesi, who received a trophy and mobile printer-three in one, as his prizes.
In A Division, John-Gift Mwakhwawa was the winner after beating Sam Mwale in the finals.
It was a double celebration for Mwakhwawa, who also won the HP Quaich qualifiers for the match play.
In B Division, Ignasio Kambale was the champion after beating Same Chaula in the finals.
The Plate Division was won by veteran golfer Dan Phiri after beating Chimwemwe Chimwaza.
BCS managing director James Chimwaza said they are eager to continue sponsoring the national event.
“As far as HP Quaiche is concerned, this [match play] is an important format that needs to be supported because it takes care of both medal and match play,” he said.
Chimwaza also announced that in the second half of the year, they will host a customer day golf tournament in Lilongwe.
Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM) vice-president Hudson Kantwanje and BSC golf captain Webster Kaunga thanked BCS for sponsoring the event.
“The main reason of having the Malawi Match Play is to remember and know the formats, especially match play which is used in international tournaments like the forthcoming Zone VI in Swaziland,” said Kantwanje. n