In Summary
  • An excellent opening nine score saw youngster Ishaan Nathaani beat 73 other golfers, to claim the overall title in the final leg of Nation Golf Circuit at par-71 Eldoret Golf Club at the weekend.
  • Playing off handicap 25 which was later chopped to 22, Nathaani made a double bogey at the par three-second hole, but parred three holes for an impressive 22 points.
  • The-15-year old Nathaani dropped three shots at the par four-10th, but picked up two pars there after for 20 and the day’s total of 42 to win his first tournament since he got his handicap a month ago.

An excellent opening nine score saw youngster Ishaan Nathaani beat 73 other golfers, to claim the overall title in the final leg of Nation Golf Circuit at par-71 Eldoret Golf Club at the weekend.

Playing off handicap 25 which was later chopped to 22, Nathaani made a double bogey at the par three-second hole, but parred three holes for an impressive 22 points.

The-15-year old Nathaani dropped three shots at the par four-10th, but picked up two pars there after for 20 and the day’s total of 42 to win his first tournament since he got his handicap a month ago.

“I’m still in shock, I knew I had a chance to play well but posting such a score is amazing,’’ said Nathaani. He thanked his parents for allowing him to start playing golf. Nathaani also thanked Eldoret club chairman Andrew Chelogoi, captain Moses Tanui, greenkeeper Kamal Manek and his coach Boniface Simwa for helping him improve his game.

He said the course had improved a great deal, thanks to Manek.

“These gentlemen saw potential in me and have encouraged me to put some extra effort in my game. I want to play more events and practice a lot more since we are just about to close school for holidays,’’ Nathaani added, after receiving his trophy from Ainabukoi MP William Chirchir Chepkut, himself a close supporter of the Nation Circuit.

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