Seven-year-old golfer Ziyad Mussa’s pure quality once again shone like a beacon in Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) Chairperson’s Junior Golf Tournament at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) on Sunday.
Mussa, who turned seven last week, emerged the champion in the nine-hole category with 67 strokes beating Adam Stanley and Killian Mmangeni, who had 75 and 76 strokes respectively.
Mussa was recently promoted from the six-hole category, which is within his age range, to the nine-hole category due to his outstanding performance, but according to Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM) junior golf coach Dingaan Chirwa, the young golfer is still dominating.
“He is very talented, focused and has lots of passion and if he continues like this, he should earn a handicap before the end of the year,” said Chirwa.
Mussa attributed his vintage performances to hard work during training.
Priscilla Fiwa (59 strokes) won the girls’ nine-hole category while Kate Chapola (61 strokes) was on second position.
Vanessa Mtupa finished on third position with 72 strokes.
Alfred Chikale won the 18-hole category with a 77 net while Rodrick Folinda (83) was the runner-up. Carlo Van der Walt finished third (84).
In the five-hole category, Andrico Oelofse (49) was the champion whereas Themba Lungu (52) was on second position with Josh Suzi (57)finishing third.
Twapa Sikwese was the winner (37) in three-hole, Nolan Surtee (43) came second whereas Annrose Chirwa (45) was third.
On behalf of the Junior Golf Development Committee, Chirwa thanked Sports Council chairperson James Chuma for sponsoring the event. n