Golf Sport

West/ North-Westerners beat Bantu Botatwe

THE Western/North-Western grouping on Sunday proved dominant over the Bantu Batotwe for the third year running in the annual golf tournament at Lusaka’s Chainama Hills Golf Club.
However, the Bantu Batotwe, captained by evergreen Morris Mujala, have continued narrowing the scoreline, this time losing by a point.
Mujala, whose group polled 344 points against their traditional cousins’ 345 points, said they ‘deliberately’ allowed the Western/North-Western group to win in order to sustain the tournament.
But Charles Chihinga, captain of the Western/North-Western team, said they won because each time they play, they have elders by their side, alluding to the presence of Malimba Masheke and former members of the UNIP Central Committee Christine Mulundika and Betty Chilunga.
Bantu Batotwe’s leading scores came through Joseph Simunyanga (39 points), Peter Nzala (37) and Moono Mwila (37) while General Masheke (39 points), Kennedy Imbuwa (39) and a Mwiya (36) were the best players from the Western/North-Western team.
Peacekeepers stole the show with impressive scores by Ronnie Phiri (40 points) and a Colonel Mukwasa (40).
Chairperson of the organising committee General Nzala paid tribute to the main sponsor of the annual event, Constain Chilala’s Chimsoro Group of Companies, for bankrolling the event for four years in a row.
“His [Constain Chilala] annual sponsorship is not only generous but massive and enables us to not only organise the tournament but to also undertake projects to assist vulnerable groups in society,” Nzala said.
Nzala told golfers that their participation in the tournament does not only enhance friendship but raises funds which enable the organising committee to assist vulnerable communities and individuals in society.

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