In Summary

Handicap 23 golfer Vincent Mukiri overcame two scratches and three double bogeys, to eventually beat a field of 212 golfers during the Chairman’s (Betty Mutua) Prize at the tough-playing Thika Sports Club course.

He scratched the par five-first hole, holed in a number of pars, double-bogeyed the eighth for 21 points in the first nine. 

Mukiri appeared to be in control of the back nine until he scratched the 15th after a poor driver and the subsequent shots.

Handicap 23 golfer Vincent Mukiri overcame two scratches and three double bogeys, to eventually beat a field of 212 golfers during the Chairman’s (Betty Mutua) Prize at the tough-playing Thika Sports Club course.

He scratched the par five-first hole, holed in a number of pars, double-bogeyed the eighth for 21 points in the first nine. 

Mukiri appeared to be in control of the back nine until he scratched the 15th after a poor driver and the subsequent shots.

He followed that with two double bogeys at the last two holes though 17 points for 38 points was still better than men winner Michael Gatonye and second placed Anthony Muraya who both carded 37 points each.

In the ladies category, Agnes Kuria beat Eunice Muthemba on countback with 34 points to win the first prize as Royal Nairobi’s Joy Mugambi emerged the best guest with a score of 35, two better than Railway’s George Rutto.

Wanjau Gathuri and Lawrence Nganga won the first and second nine on 20 and 22 points and Dennis Gakuo was the top junior with 35 points.

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