In Summary
  • Vet Lab Sports Club’s Edwin Mudanyi dropped three shots on Sunday’s closing round but still managed to claim the 2018 Mt Kenya Golf Championship title by two shots at the par 72 Nyeri Golf Club course.
  • Mudanyi, who is the current Kenya Amateur Golf Championship(KAGC) series champion, started the event with five over par 77 on Saturday after picking up seven bogeys with only two birdies.
  • However, during Sunday’s second round, Mudanyi birdied the sixth and eighth in the first nine and 14th and 15th, dropping shots at the second, fourth and 16th for one under par 71 and a total of 148 gross.

Vet Lab Sports Club’s Edwin Mudanyi dropped three shots on Sunday’s closing round but still managed to claim the 2018 Mt Kenya Golf Championship title by two shots at the par 72 Nyeri Golf Club course.

Mudanyi, who is the current Kenya Amateur Golf Championship(KAGC) series champion, started the event with five over par 77 on Saturday after picking up seven bogeys with only two birdies.

However, during Sunday’s second round, Mudanyi birdied the sixth and eighth in the first nine and 14th and 15th, dropping shots at the second, fourth and 16th for one under par 71 and a total of 148 gross.

He beat Railway’s Samuel Njoroge by two shots as Njoroge carded 75 in the first round and second for 150. Njoroge birdied the sixth in the outward nine, but dropped four shots in between, recovering only two at the back nine’s 14th and 15th.

In third place was another Railway player George Felix on 151 after rounds of 77 and 74. Limuru’s John Karichu, who led in the first round on level par 72 after four birdies, two single and one double bogey, shot eight over 80 to tie for the fourth place with Anthony Kinuthia of Golf Park and Muthaiga’s Anthony Irungu on 152.

At Royal Nairobi Golf Club, home player Harrison Mungai Kariuki was in his best form over the weekend as he produced an excellent 45 points to emerge the overall winner of the “Wanabima Golf Day title’’.

The handicap 10 Kariuki, who will now join the elite single figure handicap golfers, birdied the second, fifth, seventh and eight in the first nine and at the 14th, though he made six single bogeys and a double at the ninth to win by four points from men winner T. Kuria of Limuru.

Finishing second in the men’s section was D.B.Joe on 40 points after beating former soccer striker Joe Masiga on countback.

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