- Justice Ken Manda triumphs in inaugural tourney
After going almost two years without sponsorship for Match-Play golf, the gods have finally smiled on Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC)’s following the commitment by Lab Enterprises Ltd to sponsor match-play golf competitions at the country’s premier golf course for the next five years.
This was learnt over the weekend when Lab Enterprises sponsored a match-play golf tournament at the country’s premier golf course.
Speaking after presenting prizes to winners of the competition managing director for the company Noel Lipipa said his firm felt obliged to sponsor the club, having observed most of the golf players were customers for the hospital equipment suppliers.
“We have been sponsoring match-play golf tournaments in Blantyre but Lilongwe there has been no sponsorship for match-play in Lilongwe for the past couple of years. From now up to the next five years, we will be sponsoring match-play tournaments in Lilongwe,” said Lipipa.
Captain for LGC’s golf committee Charles Mvula expressed gratitude to Lab Enterprises for the company’s gesture.
“We are appreciative to Lab Enterprises especially the managing director for taking the initiative to sponsor match-play tournaments at the club for the next five years. We have had no sponsor for match-play for the past two years and when we approached Lab Enterprises they responded favourably,” said Mvula.
During the Saturday match-play, Justice Ken Manda, fondly referred to as Majaji by his friends finished top after hitting a net-score of 68. Cris Mpanga also netted 68 but was counted out to second position by the former golf captain.
Mike Kalulu was third followed by Thakor Sanjay and Victor Kachepatsonga respectively.
The ladies’ section was won by Jochebed Mpanga, who counted out second-placed Evelyn Bailey on 72 net. Dr Susan Makin was third with a net-score of 75.
The men’s longest drive and nearest-the-pin awards went to Kalulu and Stallard Mpata respectively while Reginal Mwanza and Felisa Kilembe claimed the ladies’ longest drive and nearest-the-pin in that order.