GOLF fraternity descended at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) on Wednesday, to compete in the Fiddle tournament to honour the late golfer Chris Kamuzora, who died at the course two years ago.
Kamuzora, who was the senior golfer and a lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam, died on February 15, 2011 after a tree fell on him. He met his death at the hut located at the green's number, while on a social golf outing in a team of four players.
All four players were waiting to take their swing, when all of a sudden a nearby tree came falling down with a thud. The deceased was badly hit on the head and was trapped under the trunk. The other players Michael Makala and Athman Chiudu sustained minor injuries while Mohabe Nyirabu escaped with a leg broken.
And, it was for the remembrance of the fallen golfer that many players turned up for the event. During the tournament, Pembe Kondo handicap- 4 collected impressive score of 4-under 40 stable ford points to emerge winner of the A Division prize. Handicap-6 Iddi Mzaki also had a good day with 39 points to settle in the second position as third position went to handicap-6 Athuman Chiundu with 37.
The competition in A Division proved that players are well prepared for the Morogoro Open tournament, which is set to tee off at the Morogoro Gymkhana Club today. In the B Division handicap 13 Hitesh Valambia returned 37 to win the top group prize, Salvatory Rwabiz handicap-13 and Shakil Jaffer returned 36 and 35 to finish in second and third positions respectively.
Moses Omuteku, playing off handicap 21 fired level 36 to win the group, handicap 23 Mohamed Diwani, with 35 points came second, while Ali Shariff handicap 19 collected 33 points to finish in the third place.
The Ladies category prize went to handicap 28, Tracy Stanley with astonishing score of five under 41, Fatma Makame come second with 35 to beat on countback Mwanaidi Ibrahim (handicap 20), who finished third after they all returned the same score.
The one-day 18 holes stableford event was sponsored by DGC member Abbas Kimji in honour of late senior golfer Prof. Kamuzora. Speaking on behalf of sponsor, golf captain Akhil Yusufali said: "Kimji was a good friend to Kamuzora.
For more than 12 years, they used to play tennis together and it was sad that his friend passed away when he was not in the country. This is why he (Kimji) decided to honour him by sponsoring the fiddle tournament."