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St Stephens charity golf tourney raises M30 000

Moorosi Tsiane

THE inaugural St Stephens Alumni Association charity golf tournament which was played at Maseru Club Golf course on Friday raised M30 000.

The one-day tournament was won by Rethabile Behle with 36 points while Setšabe Lefosa and Teboho Tlaitlai were the first and the second runners up with 35 and 34 points respectively.

Bore Motsamai, the tournament coordinator said contest was organised by the St Stephens Former Students Association to help raise funds to assist the school.

“We want to help our former school raise funds and our main target is to help them with infrastructure and this tournament is one of the means of achieving our mission,” Motsamai said on Friday.

Thirty-three golfers, 29 male and four females including individuals and corporates took part in the tournament.

Motsamai said they were however, disappointed by the low turn-out as they had expected at least 50 participants.

“We are not impressed by the turn out because we had hoped for at least 50 participants but we take solace in the fact that this was the first event and hopefully it will be better next year as we hope to host it annually,” Motsamai said.

The tournament was sponsored by different companies such as Econet Lesotho, Metropolitan Lesotho, Alliance Insurance, Matekane Group of Companies, Lesotho Flour Mills and Pick n Pay which provided refreshments.

Johny Lin, the owner of Sparrows sponsored the attire on the day.

Motsamai, who is also the St Stephens Alumni Association treasurer, said each company paid M5 000 for registration of their four players while individuals paid M400 each.

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