Mbangu blows away field in coastal golf tourney

Overall winner of the 2013 annual FNB Coastal Golf Open Championship Eli Mbangu (middle) scored 221 Gross to win by two strokes while overall Nett winner Kevin Wentzel closed on 205 Nett.

WALVIS BAY – FNB Namibia’s Corporate & Commercial division in Walvis Bay sponsored the recent FNB Coastal Golf Open Championships to the tune of N$14  000.

Last weekend’s 2-day event was played over 36 holes with Karibib resident Eli Mbangu wining the overall prize after being crowned the 2013 Coastal Open Champion.

Schalk van Wyk, Commercial Manager of FNB Namibia at the coast elaborated: “The field consisted of 38 players with the top 11 golfers on the official NAGU rankings entering in search of valuable NAGU points. The format was medal, a true test of golf coupled to wind gusts in excess of 60km/h on the day which ertainly made for difficult scoring conditions.”


NAGU President, Andre Burger, applauded FNB Namibia for their sponsorship of the prestigious event. “Without your financial support it would not be possible for us and we are really ecstatic that all the top 10 golfers in Namibia participated.”


The full results were as follows:


A Division


Overall Gross:

– Berndan Britten on 227

– Runner-up Gross: Patrick Shigwele on 230

– Overall Nett: Schalk vd Merwe on 219

– Runner-up Nett: Wayne Hart on 219


B Division


– Overall Gross: Eugene Venter on 242

– Runner-up Gross: Schalk van Wyk on 246

– Overall Nett: Desmond Benson 217

– Runner-up Nett: Wayne Hart on 219


C- Division


– Overall Gross: Deville Dreyer on 169

– Runner-up Gross Piet van Niekerk on 175

– Overall Nett: Kurt Britz on 142

– Runner-up Nett visitor: T Haitota on 149



By Staff Reporter


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