The fundraising golf for Radio Maria at Lilongwe Golf Club on Saturday raised K9 million.
Vice-President Saulos Chilima was the guest of honour and took to the 18-hole course alongside 71 other golfers.
Chairperson of the organising committee, Medson Roka, thanked Chilima for gracing the occasion.
“The objective was to raise funds for the construction of a transmission tower in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota and our target was K10 million. We thank the Vice-President for spending a good part of the day for the cause despite his busy schedule,” said Roka.
He also thanked various companies that sponsored the teams during the event.
The Veep described the event as a noble cause worth participating.
“You [golfers and representatives of companies] came here for a good cause. The money will go towards the evangelisation of the word of God so that it can reach as many people. I am happy to have been part of this event,” said Chilima, who in the morning took part in the Standard Bank Be More Race.
The Veep also sponsored a team of teenagers Jean Kasenda and Deborah Lazalo which finished third on 44 points.
Lab Enterprise team, which had Fortunate Lee and Ignatious Majamanda were the champions with 48 points.
Thai Construction team of Justin Mkandawire and David Kalenzi, finished second with 46 points.
The winning team was rewarded with accommodation for two at Andrews Motel in Mangochi plus a trophy while the runners-up were offered accommodation and dinner at the Presidential Hotel, Umodzi Park in Lilongwe.
Radio Maria promotions manager Richard Doctor also thanked the Vice-President, companies and golfers for supporting the event.