Malawi finished on four at the Zone VI golf tournament held in Windhoek, Namibia from April 22-25 to fail to live up to their expectation of breaking into the top three.
But the team maintained their last year’s position four after making up amends for uncharacteristic start in the first two days of the competition.
Golf Union of Malawi general secretary Hudson Kantwanje attributed the team’s failure to meet its target to poor performance in the first two days of the competition.
“The first day Malawi managed to collect three points from a maximum of eight after only winning two and drawing two of their first eight matches on April 23,” Kantwanje said.
“On 24 April, it was yet another bad day as the team won three of their eight games again to finish the second day on position eight out of 10 countries participating.”
He said after a serious pep talk, the team managed 11 points from 24 games. They won 10 games, drew two and lost 12.
South Africa defended gold on position one with 23.5 points followed by Zimbabwe who won silver with 19 points and hosts Namibia got bronze with 15 points.
The team returned from Namibia on Saturday.
Malawi team delegation was led by team manager/player Gabriel Kambale, coach Chris Kachigumu, Rodgers Mapepa, Gift Landisi, Victor Kachepatsonga, Adam Sailes, George Chisambo (all from Lilongwe Golf Club, Paul Chidale, Stanford Mayuni, (both Blantyre Sports Club) Kondwani Mphula (Dwangawa Golf Club).