Nairobi — Hanvit Shah returned an impressive 40 stable ford points to propel his team to a one point victory during the weekend's Dasani Golf Gala tournament at Royal Nairobi Golf Club.
Whilst the handicap-18 Shah played a steady round at the challenging Royal course, R.B. Shah posted 37 points and Milna Shah 34 for a total of 111 points.
It was however a tough day for the fourth player in the team Kirit Patel who only managed 26 points.
The all ladies team of Anne Mwalimo, Rajinder Jagdev, Savender Bhavra and Anastasia Chubi finished second with 110 points with Mwalimo leading the team on 40 points, while Jagdev contributed 38 points and Savender scored 32 points to bring the team's total to 110.
Seasoned lady golfer Chubi was the team's weakest link with a score of 30 points.
The team of Jay Sandhu, Vijay Sandhu, Daljit Singh Bhavra and Lalli Pallan finished third with 109 points anchored by Jay's brilliant three-under par gross score of 38 points.
Jay, a Kenya International amateur golfer was in his element, putting together a sting of pars around the par-72 layout at Royal.
"Our team was well prepared for this event and I am happy I was able to play so well today," Jay said.
"The course was tough but my swing was true!" Pallan played to handicap returning 36 points whilst Vijay contributed 35 points.
Bhavra, a former KGU Chairman and Club Chairman at Royal was the team's weakest link with a commendable 32 points that was crucial in securing the third place finish.
Taking the individual title was Hardeep Sokhi who fired 41points beating Vitalis Ojode on count-back.
Bernard Kiraithe was third with 40 points. A total of four teams qualified for the Dasani Golf Gala Grand Finale to be held at Karen Country Club on August 27.
Winners at the Grand Finale will win a trip to the TOUR Championship, presented by Coca-Cola, at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
The next stop-over in the Gala now moves to the tight Kenya Railway Golf Club course this weekend followed by Karen on July 30.