James Chimwaza turned on a classic show to win the maiden Mdina Open Golf Tournament at Blantyre Sports Club on Saturday.
Playing off handicap (h/c) 15, Chimwaza had 64 net to pip runner-up Furkan Gani who had 66 net while Medson Kalambule was third on 68 net.
Chimwaza, who saw off a field of 74, likened his triumph to Tiger Woods’ spectacular come back to win the Masters about a fortnight ago.
“After Tiger’s comeback, that trend is continuing because just like him, I also had a break. So, this is a season of comebacks,” he said.
On his part, Gani said: “I think it was close, but I guess James did it to perfection.”
In the ladies’ section, Shelon Marques (26h/c) came tops with net 73 to edge Diana Kambale (h/c22) who had 74 net.
Eric Kazembe had the longest drive in men’s category while Immaculate Singano did it in ladies’ section. Nearest to the pin on hole 12 was Nestor Msowoya.
Jeka Chipofya, who represented the sponsor Tiwone Mdina, said they were impressed with the turnout.
“We were overwhelmed by the response and it has been a wonderful day. It was also good to interact with the golfers.
“The sponsor would have loved to be here, but he was tied up with other pressing issues,” he said.
BSC golf captain Keta Mulwafu thanked Mdina for sponsoring the event.