Sparc golf lives a mark: Phiri and Kabvala win

This year’s Sparc Systems Limited golf tournament at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) on Saturday left an indelible mark as the competition attracted a field of over 70 golfers as Welkom Phiri and Doreen Kavala enjoyed rare success.

Doreen Kabvala (left) and Welkome Phiri (right) with Sparc Systems boss

Phiri competing in men’s section    registered 39 stableford points to pip his runner-up and BSC golf captain Sam Mwale, third and fourth-placed Alfred Chikale and Edward Kauka  who tied on 38 points and were separated through a countback.

“It was a difficult competition and I started badly because I did not make a point on my first hole. I then reorganized myself and I managed to score enough points on my front and back,” said Phiri.

In ladies category, 24-handicapped Kabvala won with a score of 36 points, while Diana Kambale (23 handicap) came second with 35 points. Joline Perreira (20-handicap) was third with 33 points.

Kabvala says it was befitting moment for her to win a trophy having last won in 2016.

“Therefore I thank Sparc Systems for sponsoring this tournament because it has given me an opportunity to return to the podium,” said Kabvala.

In individual awards subsidiary prizes, Connie Karuku had the longest drive on hole 13 in ladies section while Chikale did it in men’s section. Nabir Gaffar was nearest to the pin on hole 12.

Sparc Systems Managing Director, Wisely Phiri, said the competition has registered massive growth as a field of over 70 golfers participated during a tight weekend.

“Last time we had 65 golfers but the numbers keep on increasing because we hit somewhere around 80,” said he.

Phiri promised continued support.

The Sparc boss also presented K400,000 donation to Blantyre Sports Club Golf Section for the maintenance of the greens.

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