NEEKIL Rana and Dharmesh Doolabh were the winners of the Inyathi High School Golf Tournament at Bulawayo Golf Club (BGC) on Saturday, aimed at raising funds to purchase a 65-seater bus for the school.
The golf tournament, held by BGC in conjunction with the former Inyathi Student Association, attracted 60 golfers.
Rana and Doolabh emerged winners of the four-ball, better-ball format competition on 45 points.
Mac Naik and Hitesh Patel were second on 44 points counting out Bipin Makan and Pankaj Thacker as well as Benjamin Shoko and Brian Nyakutombwa.
Former Bulawayo town clerk Moffat Ndlovu, Joshua Mpofu and Harare-based lawyer Vulindlela Sibanda, who came with golfers from Harare’s Mthwakazi Golf Society, were in attendance.
Inyathi chief Mtshane Khumalo graced the occasion which was aimed at supporting the Matabeleland North school.
Tournament organiser Rodger Muhlwa said they were happy with the turnout and support.
“The golf tournament went on very well and we were very pleased with the turnout.
“We enjoyed ourselves because the tournament was well sponsored with over 20 prizes.
“To express our generosity, a wheelbarrow was auctioned for $1 000.
“We have not tallied the total amount we raised though.
“We are hoping that we will be able to purchase the bus which costs about $100 000 on credit, and maybe get it on a 36-month payment plan.
“We appreciate the support from everyone who ensured that we hosted the golf tournament successfully,” he said.
Also in attendance was Education, Sport, Arts and Culture minister David Coltart who said he was happy that different communities could come together to support the good initiative.