Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Lugalo Fiddle Golf Tourney Gains Momentum

THE weekly Fiddle Golf tournament at the Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF) Lugalo Club Course in Dar es Salaam continue to gather momentum with winners taking home top prizes.

At this weekend's tournament special prize went to division B winner Japheth Masai, who returned with impressive score of two under 38 stableford points. Handicap-14 Masai won on countback after he tied on the same score with club's Captain Samuel Hagu, who was playing off handicap 11.

Hagu settled for the group's runners up position. After the good score the winner's handicap has now been cut to 13 as Hagu earned handicap 10. The A Division prize went to Iddi Mzaki-- handicap -6, who collected level 36 points, runners up position went to handicap-5 Athuman Chiundu with two over 34 points.

However, the best score of the week if not the tournament was five under 41, posted by Godfrey Kilenga. He will from now play handicap 18 from the former 19 after his impressive results. Handicap 19, Nicholas Chitanda finished runners up with ten points behind the group winner with 31 points.

Ladies winner prize went to Vicky Elias handicap 11 with 34 stableford points, as Stephanie Sayore who was playing off handicap 27 came second with 30 points. The Zuku Chairman Ali Mufuruki handed over prizes to winners, which included decoders.

Speaking during the brief ceremony at the club Captain Hagu thanked all golfers who turn up to the tournament every week. "I want to thank each and every one who is supporting the tournament and make it a success.

Of course, this week we have witnessed a good turn out compared to previous one. The course was dry but scores was very good. About 50 golfers took part in this week tournament which was highest since the event started early this year.

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