Lugalo Club golfer wins Ernest Galinoma Memorial tourney

29Oct 2019
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Lugalo Club golfer wins Ernest Galinoma Memorial tourney

DAR ES SALAAM’s Lugalo Club golfer Ernest Sengeu emerged the overall winner of a competition, known as the Ernest Galinoma Memorial 'Swing and Sing Fiddle', which took place at the club’s course on Sunday evening.

The 18-hole one-day tournament is organized by the family of the late Galinoma, in collaboration with the hosts, Lugalo Club, which is owned Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF).

“I was driving well and putting well, save for a few holes,” he noted during a prize-giving ceremony at the club.“I have been putting a lot of efforts in my game.”

He beat a field of more than 90 golfers in the tournament to walk away with the top honour.Sengeu claimed the top honour after posting 70 net points in the championship.

Another Lugalo Golf Club player Isiaka Daudi won the Division A event after chalking 74 net points, Peter Fiwa scored 77 net to settle for the second place.

“I’m very happy to win on this course, my game is improving steadily and I hope perform even better in the forthcoming events,” Daudi said shortly after winning the tournament.

Samweli Kileo recorded 71 net to win the Division B, beating Teddy Kalenga on countback.

“It was a closely fought event, but I thank God that I finally made it,” the winner disclosed.

“Kalenga is a good golfer, he put me under pressure throughout the tournament. I hope he will next time win it.”

Lugalo’s Kiki Ayunga, who carded 72 net, won the Division C title, while H. Gweno, who posted 73 net, came second.

“I did not expect to play well but this win has raised my morale for better achievements,” Ayunga noted.The Senior Division's prize went to Lugalo Club’s Julias Mbilinyi, who penned 76 net ahead of Edmound Mndolwa, who posted 78 net to finish second.

Hadija Suleiman and Terence Mwakaliku also grabbed the ladies and men’s longest drives prizes respectively.

The nearest to pin award went to Amanda Mulula. 

Rehema Athuman won the Ladies Division’s silverware after scoring 76 net, while the event’s runner-up spot went to Amanda Mulula (78 net).

Galinoma was, during his life, among the popular members of Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club in the 1990’s and early 2000’s before joining TPDF Lugalo Club in the late 2000’s.

Galinoma passed away at Muhimbili Referral Hospital in the city on April 17 in 2016 and was laid to rest at his home at Kalenga Village in Iringa.

He was one of the Lugalo Club founding members and an avid supporter of the development of the sport.His good foundation helped the club move to right direction even under the current chairman Michael Luwongo.

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