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Home golfers star in Eldoret

NAIROBI, Kenya, December 5- The team of Moses Tanui and David Kimutai won the fifth leg of the Tusker Malt Golf Carnival that took place at the 9-hole Eldoret Golf Club over the weekend.

Tanui of handicap 22 and Kimutai of handicap 11 mastered the waterlogged course well to post 26 points in the front nine and 23 in the back nine for a team score of 49 to emerge the day’s best golfers.

“I couldn’t have picked a better partner and despite the challenging course we kept our focus and played a winning game,” Tanui who has been playing the game for six months said after the tournament.

The partnership of John Anyonyo and Wycliffe Kamanya finished second (23, 25) a stroke behind the winners while Jeremiah Kayango and George Njoroge (23, 25) placed third on count back.

Neel and Ravi Shah who carded an impressive front nine score of 28, lost momentum to finish fourth on count back after managing 20 in the back nine.

Due to the recent heavy downpours the course caved in to the elements necessitating several alterations to the holes.

Unpredictable downpours, chilly conditions and a slippery course did not deter golfers from coming out to participate in this fifth round of the revamped golf carnival expected to go regional.

The Eldoret event attracted 63 golfers with the sixth leg moving to Nyanza Golf Club this weekend.

Players from Nyanza, Kakamega, Mumias, Kericho and Kisii will feature.

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