Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

2 April 2013

Tanzania: Nathwani Takes Charge At Arusha Gymkhana's Casino Golf Tournament

JAY Nathwani could not afford to slip up as he worked extra hard to maintain his winning streak at the Casino Golf Tournament held at the Arusha Gymkhana Club (AGC) course over the weekend.

Handicap 25 Nathwani emerged overall winner of the 18 holes Stable Ford event after scooping two under 38 points to conquer other competitors. It was the second consecutive victory for Nathwani, who won the Division C last week after carded 74 strokes.

His impressive performance has improved his handicap, in which he will now play 24 from 25. The national team ace Nuru Mollel handicap +1 bounced back to finish second in the tournament, which was held a day before Easter.

Mollel, a Moro Open champion returned home level 36 in the tournament that saw Tony Frisby finishing third overall with one over 35 points. It was the second consecutive week that handicap 11 Frisby also went home with a prize. The Frisby family wrappedup a dominant performance at the last month Mug tournament played on March 23.

The father and son, Tony and Jason Frisby, went home with Division A's top prizes, at the one-day event, organised by the section. Tony witnessed his son Jason playing-off handicap 11, in the Division to take home the top prize, after carding one under par 71 net, only a shot to better his father.

The only lady in the tournament-- national team captain Madina Iddi, handicap 2 managed 31 points to settle in the overall 7th position. She told the 'Daily News' that she did not play to her level best that day due to several reasons. "You know I did not play for quite sometimes, I felt like I missed some killer shots and went on to scratch at three holes," said Madina who also had birdie at par three no. four.

Madina is confident that she will bounce back in the coming tournament to emulate her good form that earned her Entebbe Ladies Open title in Uganda on February. But the tournament witnessed few golfers turned up due to the Easter Eve preparations. Club captain Bob Shuma told the 'Daily News' from Arusha yesterday that many will come at the club from now on

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