After sponsoring a number of golf tournaments in Blantyre, local ICT firm Sparc Systems Ltd on Saturday, February 27, 2016 extended its business links to the country’s premier golf course of Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC) where it received a rapturous reception from golfers.
A total of 72 golfers out of the registered 76 graced the day long tournament, which saw Zone VI golfer Paul Chidale and Dr Susan Makin scooping top positions in the men and ladies’ categories respectively.
Playing handicap three, the former Malawi top seed hit 40 stable ford points to dominate the main category.
“I thank Sparc Systems for sponsoring this golf tournament. I had my best round of golf in Lilongwe after close to five years and I would like to pay tribute to Mr Justin Mkandawire, who provided me with a Titliest D13 Driver and Mr Medson Roka, who gave me some Mizuno MP 60 Irons that I used.
“Without these two senior golfers, I would not have been standing here as champion,” said an excited Chidale after being presented with a trophy and shopping voucher by Sparc Systems.
Adak Sailesi came second with 38 points while youthful Ashtosh Godambe finished third with 37 points.
A stable ford score of 35 points was enough to steer Dr Susan Makin to the top position in the ladies’ section. Sandra Komakech counted out Jochebed Mpanga on 31 points to win the second position as Mpanga settled for the third slot.
Roka had the longest drive for men while Herbert Rwamibazi got the nearest-the-pin. Makin was the ladies’ longest driver but nobody in the ladies’ section achieved the nearest-the-pin, whose prize went to the third best lady.
Speaking during the prize presentation, a representative of the golf captain welcomed Sparc Systems to the capital, hoping the company would stay.
Technical Services Manager for the IT company Alena Chiwaya gave all the assurance that the data replication and consolidation experts were in Lilongwe to stay.
“We are greatly impressed with the response from Lilongwe golfers and we are definitely coming back in a bigger way next year,” said Chiwaya.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :