Home golfers Dennis Saikwa and Kevin Juma paired well to give Royal team a narrow one point leat in round one of 2018 Tannahill Shild golf tournament that kicked off today at par 71 Royal Golf club today.
Royal’s Saikwa and Juma had aclean sheet against Karen (8-0) against Karen’s Wade Kilburn and Gilbert Maina in a match that ended on hole 13.
This was followed by the match of Jay Sandhu and long hitting Quram Bhatti. The two won 5-4 against Jimmy Scott and Emanuel Agengo.
The other two points came from the pair of Jatinder Thethy and Joseah Kogo who beat Anthony Mogere and Paul Kaguamba 4-3 and the finally, Bo Ciera and Abner Onsomu beat Clive Davis and Anthony Murage 3-2.
The hosting team were however given a run for their money by the strong Limuru with the two eventually sharing points (4-4).
On the other hand Limuru beat Karen 7-1 for a total of 11 points.
Vet Lab team which finished third last year also started well, by beating Windsor 6-2 and halved with Sigona(4-4) for 10 points and in third place at the close of round one.
Defending champions Muthaiga tied with Mombasa and Sigona with nine points each. Muthaiga beat Western 6-2, but lost 5-3 to Mombasa who halved with Western. Western picked up six points, one better than Windsor who have made a come back after being relegated in 2016.
On Saturday, Royal take on Sigona and Mombasa from 8.10am, Vet Lab will play Western and Limuru in the first nine and at the back nine will be Muthaiga Karen and Windsor.
The third round will start at 1pm also on both first and 10th tees. This year the Tannahill which marks its 93rd is being sponsored by Jamii Telkom, Amazon Consultants, Carlsberg, Baseline Architects and Glenlivet Whisk.
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