Msonthi, Piringu win in Std Bank golf

  • Msonthi, Piringu win in Standard Bank golf

Lieutenant General John Msonthi (Retired) and Sella Piringu on Saturday, emerged champions of the 2022 Standard Bank golf tournament at Kasasa Golf Club in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota.

Through the tournament, Dwangwa greens had a field of 94 golfers from all golf clubs in the country.

Msonthi won the men’s category after counting out Ignatius Majamanda on 37 points while Piringu won the women’s category after counting out Chifundo Mwanza on 34 points.

Delivering his speech, Msonthi expressed gratitude to Standard Bank for coming up with a great tournament.

“Since Friday we have been here courtesy of Standard Bank, the organization and hospitality has been great. I am happy to win in this tournament, it was not tough and I knew I would win amid top golfers,” said Msonthi.

While acknowledging Standard Bank’s efforts in improving golf in the country, Piringu thanked the bank for providing a platform for golfers to showcase their tee-off skills.

“I am excited to take part in this tournament that was well organized by Standard Bank. I played good golf and enjoyed the course,” said Piringu.

Kasasa Golf Club Captain Victor Mangochi hailed golfers for the overwhelming participation in the tournament that came after three years.

“We are grateful to Standard bank for coming up with this tournament since 2019 when Kasasa hosted golfers in a similar fashion. The number of golfers is a record at this club, it feels great to accommodate 94 golfers from all over the country,” said Mangochi.

William Nuka, Standard Bank’s head of engineering thanked golfers for making the tournament a success.

“We organsed this tournament to interact with our valued customers in our quest to implement long-term relationship with the golf fraternity. We are happy to see such a huge turn up, we have reconnected with our clients up after we were affected by Covid-19,” said Nuka.

Nuka assured of the bank’s commitment towards improving the sport through tournaments in other parts of the country.

The tournament aimed at reinforcing awareness of the bank’s products such as Business Online and UNAYO. Standard Bank rewarded winners with different prizes.