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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

Moshi golfer clasps hard on merit series

22nd June 2011

Moshi Club golfer Abbas Adam has tightened his grip on the Tanzania Golf Union’s order of merit series after opening more than ten point-gap over second placed amateur duo of Frank Roman and Isaac Anania.

The two handicapper golfer has collected a total of 37.5 points at the end of the Moshi Open championship held at his home course over the weekend.

Adam looks to be relishing a bright season after four events in the TGU calendar.

The Moshi golfer did not win the recent event but finished within top ten standings to earn nine points and hinge on the leader board.

Adam’s intricate tee shots and superb putting coupled with composure at the course accounts most for his remarkable feat so far.

The leader, who has managed to win the TPC Moshi Open for the ongoing season, looks well set to widen the gap in the next event to be staged in Mufindi on July 3.

The slim figured golfer has been earning points at least in every of the five events staged this season. His lowest point earner event was the seasonal opener Morogoro Open and the TPC Open remains his boom event.

Roman and Anania are trailing the leader by wide margin after each of them attained a 27-point mark after the recent event.

Roman, who won the Moshi Open, made a huge leap towards the top after adding 12 points in his kitty to tie with Anania.

Roman, who retained the title for the second year running, rose from the sixth place to the joint runners up spot.

Probably Anania would rue his misfortune of signing a wrong score to plunge into disqualification.

The TPC Moshi golfer is stuck at 27-point mark after the event which would have seen him ascend to the top of the standings.

Third placed in the standings is Arusha Gymkhana Club’s scratch handicapper Jimmy Mollel who has managed 25 points with the huge haul during the TPC Open when he finished runners up to post 15.

He scratched during the Morogoro Open and the last two events held at TPC and Moshi.

Mollel is narrowly separated by his blood brother Nuru for just a point.

Other golfers within the top ten standings and their respective points in bracket are John Saidi (23.5), Pembe Kondo (14), Godfrey Leverian (13), Elisante Lembris (12) and John Leonce (9).

Of the top tens golfers only Kondo represents Dare s Salaam Gymkhana, the biggest club in the country in terms of number of golfers as well as course with full 18 holes.

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