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THE BEST: Muthaiga's golf team celebrates winning the 89th edition of the Tannahill Golf tournament at the par 72 Royal Nairobi Golf Club on Sunday.


Hosts Royal Nairobi Golf Club finally beat arch rivals Muthaiga Golf Club 6-2 to avenge their humiliation last year, but Muthaiga had the last laugh as they won the coveted Tannahill Golf tournament on the final day of the Easter golf action at the par 72 course.

Muthaiga won their fourth straight title by a single shot over great rivals Royal who have finished second to them in the last four years, as the 89th edition of the Keringet sponsored tournament came to an end.

Muthaiga ended the tournament on 45 points, while Royal was second on 44 points and Limuru followed closely in the third spot by Limuru on 43 points. Western who were managed by professional James Lorum finished fourth on 38 points, while Sigona and Karen Clubs tied in the fifth spot on 32 points and Railway were third.

Momabasa who were comprised of Mombasa Golf Club, Nyali Golf and Country Club and Leisure Lodge Golf Club players finished last on 23 points after Vet Lab who were disqualified from the tournament on the first day, were positioned last with no points.

Vet Lab who were pre tournament favourites, were knocked out of the high profile tournament on day oneafter they insisted to field three non-honorary members, against the rules of the tournament which allows a maximum of two honorary members per team.

“We have to observe our rules and adhere to them. His tournament is meant to be fan and we have given each team two slots for honorary members and it is impossible to twist the rules. Vet Lab wanted to field three honorary members but it could not work and now we have to meet and decide if we will be inviting them for the tournament in future,” said Royal Club’s vice captain Jack Okuku.

Captain Darshan Mistry said it was very unfortunate to have lost to their arch rivals Muthaiga after finishing second to them in the last four years, but noted that it was a sign of things to come as they have been threatening Muthaiga’s dominance each year since they last won the tournament in 2009.

Mistry also said they had not settled on the team which would be relegated, noting that they would meet in the course of the week to deliberate on how we go on the relegation issue, “probably we may change the rules of the tournament as we have done before.”

He added: “We want incorporate more participants into this tournament and make it more competitive and fan.”

Mombasa was one of the outstanding teams at the tournament, with an average age of 19 years and they displayed quality skills at the three round event, but it looked like experience took the toll on them.

The tournament considered the best amateur tournament in the country, which is played in a foursome format. pandora pendientes pandora pendientes

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