Golf

Son defeats father in ZACCI tourney

PATRICK Mwendapole junior (second from right).

BENEDICT TEMBO, Lusaka
A SON beating his father was the highlight of the 18- hole Zambia Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) tournament at Chilanga Golf Club on Thursday.

Patrick Mwendapole junior defied tradition in winning the A Division of the event.
Both father and son tied on 37 points but the latter won on a count-back.
Apart from the family affair, the women’s section offered a similar scenario where Maggie Mulenga, an inspector at Chilanga Police Station, picked two awards alongside Olivia Phiri.
Mulenga, who won the ladies overall prize with 44 points, seven clear of Phiri, landed the nearest to the pin pursued by Phiri while seasoned golfer Kelly Tembo dominated the men’s segment.
Eddie Kasoma, a retired army general, was the overall with 43 points while veteran Bruce Chinungi was runner-up on 40 points.
First Quantum Minerals, led by Kansanshi Golf Club president Godfrey Msiska, won the team event with a run-away 111 points.
KPMG trailed in second place at 108 points while Napsa were third, also at 108 but losing on count-back to KPMG.
Simomo Akapelwa, the ZACCI sub-committee member in charge of golf, said the one-day tournament was organised to enhance collaboration between corporates and enhance economic activities.
Akapelwa, who is also a member of ZACCI’s trade and investment committee, said proceeds from the tournament will be used to strengthen district chambers.

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