Royal Heritage Academy has on Friday, 15 February, 2019, clinched the Southern Region Alliance Capital Golf Inter-Schools Challenge by piping runners-up Saint Andrews International Primary School with only two strokes.
The tournament took place at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC), and the winners saw off stiff competition from other four equally good sides; South End Primary School, Namiwawa Primary School, Saint Andrews and defending champions Phoenix International Primary School.
Royal Heritage managed to register 117 strokes and the third placed Phoenix International hit 124 stokes.
Heritage Captain Talumba Ntaba said the victory was all down to good preparations, and also told a local Newspaper that: “It was so close and it had to go down to the wire, no wonder we were separated by only two strokes with the runners-up. Now we will switch focus to the national finals and we will train hard to ensure that we win it as well.”
The Paper also indicates that an official from Alliance Capital Natasha Nkhoma said: “It shows that our objective to uplift the standards of golf at school level are being met. We want to be part of initiatives that help to uplift the young golfers to help them realise their dreams.”
The sport’s National junior coach Dingani Chirwa, facilitated the tournament and thinks golf is taking a positive step in the country.
Chirwa said: “I am pretty sure that going forward we have a team that can put Malawi on the map.”
The Paper also indicated that: “This means that the three teams have qualified for the national finals to be staged at Lilongwe Golf Club where they will be joined by two Central Region-based teams Arcacia and Bishop Mackenzie international primary schools.”