Luke Sibale walked tall on the greens of Kasasa Golf Course in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota after beating a field of 59 golfers to lift the Afrox Golf tournament.
He amassed 38 net points beating competition from Thomas Malopa who counted out Yadav on third after the two had tied on 35 points.
Sibale described holes nine and 10 as very decisive for his victory.
“I had a par from long distance hole number nine, which kept me in the game. I played well again on whole number 10. I thank Afrox for organising this tournament,” said Sibale who is based in Dwangwa.
Afrox awarded Sibale with a four-plate gas cooker.
In the women’s category, it was again Dwangwa-based golfer Tanja Davey who carried the day after scoring a 26 points.
Ruth Mvula, who had 24 points, came second.
The champion took home a two burner gas braii and a trophy while Mvula got a six hand pack lamp.
“Though I feel good to have won but I am embarrassed to have done so with 24 points only. My appeal is for more ladies to get involved in golf so that we add competition,” said Davey.
Afrox managing director Boniface Chima thanked golfers for coming from all over the country to participate.
“We are into golf to promote the game because we know that most of our customers play golf. This affords us an opportunity to interact with them and talk about our products. We do this every year,” said Chima.
He donated K200 000 (US$444) towards maintenance of the golf course.
Kasasa Club captain Robert Ngala thanked Afrox for the donation and the golf competition.