Hamutumwa wins monthly medal competition 

Olavi Hamutumwa (right) with Izan Louw of ABInBev. Photo: contributed

Olavi Hamutumwa was the overall winner of the ABInBev monthly medal competition which was held at the Windhoek Golf and Country Club over the weekend. 

It was the first of eight monthly medal competitions, which saw a fine turnout of 73 participants, while the series will be used to determine the medal champion of the year. The competitors qualify for the tournament of champions at the end of the year where the best 24 players will be split into two groups of 12 each to compete over 54 holes. 

Hamutumwa had a gross score of 83 and the overall best nett score of 67. 

Burger Bergh won the A division with agross score of 81 and a nett score of 69, while Charles Lohmann came second (74 gross, 72 nett), and Gavin van Wyk third (82 gross, 72 nett). 

They were followed by Wilfried Lohmann (75 gross, 73 nett) and Fanie Oosthuizen (85 gross, 73 nett). 

Andreas Shoombe won the B division with a gross score of 90 and a nett score of 72, followed by Melt van Schoor (88 gross, 74 nett), Aldo Beukes (90 gross, 74 nett) and Etienne Brits (91 gross, 74 nett).

Marten Kapewasha won the C division with a gross score of 93 and a nett score of 74, followed by Mike Beavis (94 gross, 75 nett), Heinrich Schmidt (99 gross, 75 nett) and Walter Bredenhann (99 gross, 75 nett).

Ester Emvula won the women’s division with a gross score of 106 and a nett score of 72, followed by Natasja Louw (99 gross, 73 nett) and Sesilia Nkoshi (108 gross, 74 nett).

There were also four nearest-to-the-pin winners, namely Stefanus van der Merwe (third hole), Gavin van Wyk (ninth hole), Justin Mwamba (13th hole) and Walter Bredenhann (17th hole). 

Three lucky draw prizes were also on offer sponsored by Fanie Oosthuizen of World of Hygiene and Namibia Hospitality. 

The club will host the annual federation pairs competition sponsored by Safety Kit this coming weekend. It is a 54-hole competition, comprising of betterball, foursomes and combined formats.

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