Lugalo Club golfers determined to dominate tourney

12Jun 2018
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Lugalo Club golfers determined to dominate tourney

DAR ES SALAAM’s Lugalo Golf Club’s players have expressed their determination to excel in this year’s Lugalo Open event which will take place at the club’s course from June 23-24.

Prominent golfers from across Tanzania Mainland are also expected to take part in the tournament.

The club’s skipper, Japhet Masai, said preparations for the competition are in progress with a view to seeing to it the hosts’ golfers win all of the awards.

"We are preparing for the tournament as players have promised they are all out to win trophies," he said.

He said all single digit handicappers will play 36 holes in the opening day of the competition and will join the rest of higher handicappers in the closing day.

He said prizes have been set aside for both gross and net winners from divisions A, B, C, as well as ladies and juniors.

Masai also noted the tournament is sponsored by Tanzania National Parks Authority [TANAPA] and all arrangements were in place for the club to host the event.

He thanked the sponsors who have helped Lugalo Club organize the tournament this year.

Masai, who will also participate in the event, mentioned a section of the hosts' players expected to lead the club's quest for the top honour in the event as Richard Mtweve, Seif Mcharo, Joyce Warega and Noel Mheni.

"We are preparing for the tournament as players have promised they are all out scoop trophies," he said.

Lugalo Club’s golfers will be under pressure to, again, perform well at the competitive level of the sport after having excelled in the Moshi Open which took place in Kilimanjaro recently.

The club’s female golfer, Joyce, emerged as the champion in the tournament’s women category with 141 net, with beating team mate, Amada Mlula, taking the second spot with 144 net.

Other Lugalo Club’s golfers who made their presence felt in the tournament are Gerard Gadiel, who excelled in the Division A, John Hiza and Richard Mtweve who won honours in Division C, as well as Joseph Tairo who performed well in Seniors’ category.

Joyce said she and her team mates are keen on continuing to perform well in the forthcoming competition.

“Although prominent national women team’s golfers including Madina Iddi, Angel Eaton, Hawa Wanyeche, Ayne Magombe and Vicky Elias will feature in the event, I will definitely excel,” she disclosed.

Amada expressed sincere regards to the Lugalo Golf Club’s leadership for seeing to it the side prepares well for the competition and ultimately excel in it.

She said she believes the preparations will help the golfer make a clean sweep of awards in the event.

Madina, Arusha Gymkhana Club’s top female golfer, admitted the Lugalo Open tournament stands to be highly competitive.

The golfer, who emerged as gross winner in the just ended Kenya Ladies Open tournament, said she expects stiff challenge from the rest of the competitors in the event.