Mzuzu Golf Club (MGC) head caddie Kalusha Phiri on Saturday emerged winner of the Rotary charity golf competition held at Mzuzu golf course.
Phiri notched 53 points in a medal format game that attracted 22 golfers from Mzuzu and Kasasa Club in Dwangwa.
“I am glad to be the best golfer this afternoon. I thank sponsors New Building Society, National Bank, Uncle Jose, among others. I also thank my playing partners for making this day big,” said Phiri in his victory speech. He received a miniature and an undisclosed gift which was in a wrapper.
He was followed by a Kasasa golfer Wilson Kayingwe, who scored 66 points. Fifteen-year-old Sunny Yadav came third after amassing 67 points.
The ladies category was represented by the only award-wining Charity Kawonga.
Nearest to the pin award went to the champion whereas Kayingwe got the longest drive award. Yadav and Phiri were also winners of the two-club.
Speaking during the prize presentation, MGC captain Vijay Yadav said the aim of the tournament was to raise funds for Mzuzu Central Hospital (MCH) Safe Motherhood wing.
Rotary Club president Robert Tauka thanked the sponsors and golfers in raising K500 000 (about $2 000) for the charitable cause.
MCH chief medical officer and Ministry of Health representative Dr. Bright Khosa thanked the sponsors and the golf management for the gesture. He said the money will help them meet some of their needs.