LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Zimbabwean golfer Visitor Maphwanya emerged as overall winner in 2022 SeedCo Malawi Open Golf Championship at Lilongwe Golf Club in the capital.
Maphwanya outclassed a field of 40 professional golfers after finished the tournament with a gross score of 276 (-12) followed by 2021 champion Robson Chihnoi with 277 gross score (-11).
Maphwanya pocketed MK3.6 million courtesy of SeedCo Malawi while Chihnoi got MK2 million as winner and runners up respectively.
Biggy Chibvuni from Ghana finished the tournament on position three after he tied with Malawian golfer Paul Chidale with 286 gross.
Sydney Wemba from Zambia came fifth with 288 gross score whereas Nyasha Muyambo (Zimbabwe) and Victor Kachepatsonga from Malawi tied on position six with 289 gross score.
Professional Golf Association of Malawi President Henry Oddillo lauded SeedCo Malawi with others partners for supporting the sport.
Oddillo observes that there is great improvement in the country’s golf sport.
He however appealed for more support from corporate world in the sport for international participation among local golfers.
SEED-CO Commercial Director Gift Kawamba was satisfied with this year’s international tourney despite dominated by Zimbabwean.
Kawamba assured golfers for more support.
The winner Maphwanya also lauded SeedCo for support amid the region’s economic challenges.
SeedCo invested US$15,000 for the tourney with 40 golfers participation.