Sanjay, Mkandawire bask in National Bank golf glory

Lilongwe based golfers Thakor Sanjay and Mina Mkandawire had every reason to brag about in the corridors of Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC) after emerging tops during the National Bank of Malawi Golf tournament held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the LGC’s 18-hole golf course.

Champion Sanjay gets a state-of-the-art golf bag from Kawawa.

Champion Sanjay gets a state-of-the-art golf bag from Kawawa.

Charles Ulaya of National Bank presents a prize to Mkandawire.

Charles Ulaya of National Bank presents a prize to Mkandawire.

Kachepatsonga receives his prize from William Kaunda

Charles Ulaya of National Bank presents a prize to Mkandawire.

Charles Ulaya of National Bank presents a prize to Mkandawire.

Kawawa makes a K350,000 cheque donation to LGC

Kawawa makes a K350,000 cheque donation to LGC

Body builder Thoko Ericson Chagwirampeni entertains the golfers

Body builder Thoko Ericson Chagwirampeni entertains the golfers

NB's Wilkins Mijiga presents a prize to Regina Mwanza

NB’s Wilkins Mijiga presents a prize to Regina Mwanza

Sanjay, who played off handicap 12 emerged champion for the main category with an impressive net score of 66 with Mkandawire triumphing in the ladies’ section on 72 net.

“It was not easy playing in very hot weather but I just played my game. I thank National Bank for sponsoring the tournament and the golf committee for doing an excellent job in organising the tournament,” said Sanjay after receiving his trophy and prize from National Bank.

Zone VI golfer Victor Kachepatsonga, boasting of One handicap finished second with a net score of 67 after counting out Chris Mpanga. Hasey Hamdan also counted himself in to grab the fourth position at the expense of Gift Landice.

The second place for the ladies’ was won by captain of the section Regina Mwanza on net 73 while Sawako Nevin, wife to British High Commissioner Michael Nevin finished third.

Thandor Sibindi had the longest drive for men on hole number 10 with Haman Bhagat claiming the nearest the pin.

Mkandawire was the ladies’ longest driver but nobody from the ladies’ landed on the green, resulting in Asimenye Kadaluka getting the nearest-the-pin prize after a draw.

National Bank’s deputy chief executive Macfussy Kawawa said the bank was encouraged with the field of 126 golfers.

“We do organise these tournaments in Lilongwe and elsewhere for your leisure and pleasure while at the same time getting feedback from you, our esteemed customers and updating you on some of our new products and services.

“On the new services, we have reorganised our personal banking department by establishing business centres where personal banking transactions will be conducted. We are also mounting new ATMs in a number of areas within Lilongwe and will be opening a new service centre at the Gate Way Mall,” said Kawawa.

Head of National Bank’s Pension Administration division William Mabulekesi also provided an in-depth update on pension administration and other services offered by the ‘Bank of the Nation.’

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