15 November 2012

Zambia: Sinkala Wins Nchanga President's Putter Golf

PAUL Sinkala last weekend beat a field of 26 golfers to win the K31 million-rich Status High-Tech-sponsored Nchanga President's Putter golf tournament after amassing 43 points and walked away with a water dispenser.

Joseph Malembe was runner-up on 28 points and walked away with an eight-inch double-bed Foam King mattress after he scored 38 points. He also won the nearest to the pin on hole number 11.

Also on the same score after a two-way count back was Simon Sinkala.

Professional golfer Vincent Kabaso got two awards for best youths mobilisation and longest drive on hole number nine.

In the youth category, Chikwanda Ng'andu scored 38 points while his close rivals, Kapembwa Sikazwe and Stewart Munthali got 34 and 33 points, respectively.

Speaking at the event, Nchanga Golf Club president and Status High-Tech managing director, John Zgambo said the President's Putter signalled the end of the calendar year and was organised by the president of the golf club to thank customers, friends and general members.

Zgambo said the tournament was one way through which he could plough back profits to the community and help in identifying golf talent.

Emmanuel Mali was honoured for the help he had rendered to the club while Jack Chongo was awarded for recruiting an unprecedented more than 50 members in the history of the club.

Zgambo also awarded teenager Pascal Mwanza for being the most consistent golfer despite being of limited means.

Nchanga Golf Club Patron Jenakumar Janakaraj, who is also Konkola Copper Mines chief executive officer, described golf as a sport that would help change the fortunes of people in society.

The tournament was last year won by Lusaka golfer Chishimba Mumba, who registered 36 points.

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