Jonathan Spencer scored 238 points to win the three-day TNM Malawi Open Championship Division at Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC).
Gabriel Kambale finished second with 260 points while Sean Raman was third with 241 points.
For his feat, Spencer got a K361 500 worth Huawei P10 mobile phone from sponsors TNM plc and a trophy.
Kambale received an LTE outdoor unit, SIP phone worth K280 000 complete with 20GB and a trophy while Raman got K175 000 LTE outdoor unit and 10GB plus a trophy.
An excited Spencer said this was his first major title since he started playing golf.
“It’s an exciting day for me and I am really happy to have won today. My best play was on hole number seven on which I aimed for an eagle, but made a birdie.
“But it was on hole 13 when I became confident of carrying the day. I was just rolling and my closest competitor lost pace,” he said in an interview.
In the professional category, Victor Kachepatsonga emerged the champion and took home K300 000 plus a trophy. Paul Chidale finished second while Adam Sailesi was third.
Newly appointed TNM chief executive officer Michiel Buitelaar said the golf tournament was about fun and interaction.
“It was a great tournament. I have seen the quality and have also seen people enjoying themselves. It was fun and as TNM we are excited to be associated with the tournament,” he said.
This was the 12th edition of the TNM-sponsored tournament which is organised by Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM).
This year, Malawi Open was under the auspices of Office in a Box, a product that provides an all-in-one internet connectivity, Digital Voice Landline and e-mail hosting package, respectively.
TNM also donated K500 000 towards maintenance of the golf course.
LGC golf captain Medson Roka applauded TNM, describing the mobile phone service provider as a true partner of golf.
“You have always been there with us for the past 12 years. Every golfer looks forward to taking part in the TNM Malawi Open as evidenced by the huge number of golfers that registered for this tournament this year. We really are appreciative of your role in developing golf,” he said.
The tournament attracted a field of 240.