Yohane Mzuza rolled in a birdie putt on the last hole to win the T&I Global Golf Tournament at Mulanje Golf Club (MGC) on Sunday.
The handicap-20 golfer’s downhill putt at the 18th ensured he completed his round with 45 stable-ford points to carry home a glittering trophy after counting out handicap-12 Hudson Kantwanje to the second slot. Handicap-14 Tarang Makhecha settled for the third place with 44 points.
Mzuza had a shaky start in the 55-player contest, hitting only 19 points on the front-nine against Kantwanje’s 22. However, he found his rhythm on the back where he collected 26 points that comprised two birdies and three pars as his runner-up rested at 23.
“This was a fantastic win for me. It is not always easy to recover from a shaky start in a very competitive event like this one,” marvelled Mzuza after receiving his trophy from T&I Global founder Sajjan Bagaria.
In the women section, glory belonged to Teri Amaro who accumulated 39 points, two ahead of her runner-up Arnes Araujo.
“I had a very good round of golf today and I enjoyed every moment of it,” she said.
Mahomed Yusuf Patel found solace in winning a two-club and nearest to the pin as Makhecha hit the longest drive.
T&I Global’s managing director Sangeet Bagaria said:“Malawi tea companies have been purchasing our products for 15 years and there could be no better way of celebrating.”