At least 140 golfers had fun at Sunbird Mount Soche on Saturday when they came together after taking part in a two-day Sunbird Tourism Limited Golf Tournaments that ran concurrently at Country Club Limbe (CCL) and Blantyre Sports Club (BSC).
At the end of the day, both winners and losers returned home with broad smiles on their faces as they were treated to a sumptuous dinner and free-for-all dance at the hotel, where each club produced winners in men’s and ladies’ categories.
“We thank you all for making time to participate in both Sunbird Golf Tournaments yesterday and today. So please, relax, experience and enjoy our Sunbird hospitality,” said Sunbird Tourism Limited group sales manager Titania Katenga-Kaunda after the prize presentation ceremony that saw CCL and BSC receiving K150 000 each for maintenance of greens.
According to Katenga-Kaunda, they organised the tournaments to engage and interact with the golfers, most of whom are key business players that contribute greatly to their business.
Yohane Mzuza and Lilian Kawaza won the tournament in their respective men’s and ladies’ sections at the CCL while Gabriel Kambale and Doreen Kavala did it at the BSC.
Playing off handicap 17, Mzuza posted 42 stableford points to outclass a 65-strongfield that included his runner-up Gilbert Chirwa and third-placed Ignacio Kambale, who collected 41 and 40 points, respectively.
Kawaza, whose handicap has just improved from 27 to 25, collected 39 points to outshine a field of eight ladies at CCL.
Handicap-five Gabriel Kambale took the crown for the BSC with 39 points, a shot ahead of second-placed Webster Kaunga and two points in front of third-positioned Nasir Surtee. Doreen Kavala, who played off handicap-33, posted 36 points to emerge as BSC’s ladies champion.
Each category winner was assured of a trophy, a golf bag and a night accommodation for two at any of the seven Sunbird hotels. n