Gymkhana golfer lifts Tanfoam Open tournament title

19Jul 2021
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Gymkhana golfer lifts Tanfoam Open tournament title

DAR ES SALAAM Gymkhana Club (DGC) golfing sensation, Mohamed Asgarali, put up an impressive showing to triumph in the maiden Tanfoam Golf Open tournament, which took place at the club's course on Saturday evening.

Tanfoam Limited's officer, Abbas Lalji (L), presents a prize to Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) golfer, Mohamed Asgarali that lifted the Tanfoam Open golf tournament’s title. The competition was played at the club's course last Saturday. PHOTO: CORRESPONDENT

Asgarali, who has been making a steady improvement in his game lately, lifted the top honour after recording 40 points in the 18-hole tournament.

“I didn’t expect to win this tournament and I thank the lord and my caddy for this success,'' Asgarali said after the victory.

The golfer disclosed: “I was very nervous throughout the tournament and I thought I wouldn’t win this event, with all the other players playing good golf.”

The Tanfoam Limited-sponsored event saw the DGC experienced golfer, Joseph Tango, end as runner-up after posting 37 stable ford points.

''It was not my day and I should have won this tournament but I have learnt from my mistakes that I made on the course and next time it will be better,'' Tango said.

Fatma Makame finished third with 36 points, Ellis Katwebaze took the fourth position, losing to Fatma on count back.

The DGC Competition Secretary, Kiki Ayonga, commended golfers who turned up to mark the Tanfoam Special Golf Tournament, making it a success.

Kiki said: “I want to thank all participants. Without them, we could not have staged this tournament.''

Little known golfer, Vicky Elias, also had a field day. She won guest winner prize with 31 points.

Vicky said: “I’m very happy to be part of the winners at the tournament, it went really well and the competition was tough.''

Vicky said that the DGC is one of perfect places to be when it comes to golf and she is enjoying being there and uses the event and time to prepare for a big showdown, namely Lugalo Ladies Open.

The nearest to pin award also went to Vicky.

Abbas Lalji, one of Tanfoam Limited officials, noted they have been impressed by huge turnout of golfers in the event.

“Tanfoam Limited is looking to organize a golf tournament at this club every month,'' Lalji revealed.

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