When Airtel Malawi sponsored the two-day Stroke-play Golf Championship at Lilongwe Golf Club’s 18-hole golf course on Saturday and Sunday, the message from the mobile network firm was clear and straight forward- Airtel is back in the world of golf with full force.
Looking at the atmosphere in which the tournament was held, the mouthwatering prizes and the whole investment from the company, nobody could dispute the declaration that Airtel is back with a bang.
Managing Director Heiko Schlittke summed it all with the message that attracted a huge applause from golfers.
“Airtel is back in full force in the world of golf and as promised, we are keeping our word to grow our partnership with the sport of golf.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we appreciate you all for making this tournament yet another success. We attribute this success to your total integrity and commitment throughout.
“Looking at the crop of golfers that participated in this open championship plus the quality that depicted the mix of experience and skills, it has been very exciting.
“As Airtel, we believe that our diversity in the sponsorship of various sports disciplines provides us an opportunity to interact with our subscribers at different levels. Again, avenues like these accord us a platform to extend our gesture of thanks for your passion of the brand Airtel. We certainly do not take that for granted,” said Schlittke.
The two-day event attracted a field of 124 golfers from the host club and other golf clubs throughout the country.
Lilongwe based Adam Sailesi emerged the overall winner with an impressive gross of 147.
“To win such a big tournament, you have to be in top form and I made sure that my tee-shorts hit the fairways. Being on home course, I expected to win the tournament and I thank my sponsor Andrew Baron for all the support he has been rendering to me,” said the Malawi number
On second position was Victor Kachepatsonga on gross 148 while veteran Justin Mkandawire came third with a gross score of 156.
Abdul Vindani won the A-Division with a gross score of 144 trailed by Henry Ntuta on 170. LGC captain Justice Ken Manda was third after being counted out by Ntuta on 170.
Waheed Abubaker was the winner in B-Division with 175 gross to his credit while Lucky Penumlungu and Master Mbale settled for second and third positions with gross scores of 176 and 182 respectively.
The ladies’ section was won by Evelyn Bailey with 39 stable for points, two points ahead of Mina Mkandawire. Canaan Paul won the juniors’ championship.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :