Muthaiga completed a wire to wire performance to be crowned Tannahill Shield champions as curtains came down on the 97th edition of the annual foursomes tournament.
Muthaiga faced little opposition in claiming the title they last won in 2017 staying on top of the leaderboard in all the four rounds to claim the shield with a margin of 9 points. Despite enjoying a five point lead, Team Muthaiga harvested the highest number of points in the final round after bagging 13 points. Enroute to today’s win, Muthaiga won all the four matches against Vetlab but met some resistance from Team Railway winning only two matches.
Team Western finished second after picking nine points in the final round. A tough outing against Team Royal and Mombasa saw Team Western fail to garner enough points to upstage Muthaiga. Team Western had hoped to improve on the 2019 performance when they also finished second.
Team Limuru completed the podium places after garnering 34 points propped by a strong final round finish.
Team Royal put up a strong fight in the final round before surrendering the shield. The defending champions picked 12 points today, their highest haul all week to finish joint fifth with Railway on 31 points.
Team Karen finished last. It has been tough going for Karen who have occupied the last position in all the four rounds. Karen was only readmitted this year to replace Windsor, having been relegated in 2019.
Tannahill Shield competition was first held in 1924 as a competition pitting two clubs. The tournament has since grown to a nine team interclub duel.
Muthaiga 48 points
Western 39 points
Limuru 34 points
Vetlab 32 points
Railway 31 points
Royal 31 points
Mombasa 28 points
Sigona 27 points
Karen 18 points