Golf Golf

Royal retain Tanahill Easter trophy


ROYAL-TANAHILLNAIROBI, April 5- Champions and hosts Royal Golf Club held on to the Tanahill Easter Tournament on Sunday after posting 48 points to finish five ahead of Sigona with Western Kenya closing the podium a further two adrift.

Royal captain Bernard Kiraithe was excited with victory saying his team “overcame the added pressure of being the home team besides coming in as titleholders.”

His Sigona counterpart, Deep added they lost the tournament to Royal on Saturday after failing to win enough matches against them which gave the home club a seven point cushion coming to the last day of action.

Muthiaga and Limuru tied on 33 points with Mombasa on 31, Karen on 26, Vet Lab on 22 and Windsor closing the rankings.

Limuru team manager, Harris Kariuki told Capital Sport, “We did well and my players played their hearts out. I thought we would win the tournament but results did not go our way on Friday.”

He was pleased Limuru ended their Sunday jinx at Tanahill losing only two of the eight matches to Vet Lab and Mombasa.

Muthaiga skipper, Rajesh Bhabra who has been at the helm for 20 and led the side to 14 victories at the Easter tournament on his part is optimistic of the future.

“We played really well on Friday but not as good on Saturday. We finished strong on Sunday and the team has so much potential with our young members,” Bhabra told.

The atmosphere was electric around the course on the final days as players showcased quality golf. The famous 19th hole commenced in the early afternoon as players interacted with each other and enjoyed a drink.

-By Joe Miano