According to the club’s professional golfer Frank Roman, the national team ace, playing off handicap-1, was in his sparkling form when he won the tournament by two shots. Adam fired a marvelous score of four-under par 67 nett at the par 71 Moshi Gymkhana Club course.
He also finished as the lowest gross scorer at 68. In the overall second place was the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) Lugalo Club lady, Vicky Elias, handicap-10, with two shots adrift of the overall winner after carding 69 nett.
Vicky, who travelled from Dar es Salaam a day before the tournament, had to fight hard to beat the tournament’s other top players who were mostly men. Only two ladies took part in the event.
The seniors top prize went to host Said Nkya, handicap-15, who carded 72 nett as Benny Mendez, handicap-13, also from Moshi, finished runner- up with 73 nett. Arusha Gymkhana Club (AGC) ladies captain Zainab Laicer clinched the ladies top prize with 78 nett.
The juniors top prize was won by host Vincent Mallya, handicap-14, with 79 nett. About 50 golfers from four local-based clubs – AGC, Lugalo, TPC of Moshi and hosts MGC -- took part in the one-day 18 holes tournament to honour incumbent captain Chris Martin.
The tournament was well backed up by AGC players led by their chairman Tony Frisby and golf captain Robby Chadha.