In Summary
  • He won by a whole five points from men winner James Mbui who carded 38 points after beating Richmond Gatu on countback
  • At the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club course, handicap 21 golfer Patrick Njunge conquered the tough playing course with a fine score of 38 points
  • At Vet Lab Sports Club, Maina Githinji produced a fine score of 40 points to claim the overall prize in the Chairperson’s (Mary Maingi) Year Opener golf tournament

One of the leading golfers at Limuru Country Club, Ng'ang'a Mathu was at his best during the weekend as he beat a field of 209 golfers, to take home the overall title during the inaugural Qatar Airways/Good Hope Travel golf tournament at the par 72 course.

Playing off handicap 11, Mathu, overcame two double bogeys, one in each nine in addition to four single bogeys, but thanks to four late birdies including three back-to-back at the 14th, 15th and 16th and a closing one at the 18th for a brilliant score of 43 points.

He won by a whole five points from men winner James Mbui who carded 38 points after beating Richmond Gatu on countback as Gatu settled for second place. Veteran lady golfer Grace Kimeria returned a respectable 39 points to lead the ladies where Mwongeli Nzioka was second on 35 points.

For the minor prizes which were open to both members and guests, John Nguitui won the first nine with 22 points with Ken Gachuru claiming the second on 21 points. Kiambu’s Charles Thuo was also at the top of his game as he posted an impressive 42 points to emerge the best guest.

Kericho’s Reuben Langat and N. Muigai won the nearest to pin awards while taking the longest drive were A. Ritton and Kitale’s Naomi Wafula with Allan Ndichu on 24 winning the junior prize. But it was a bad day in office for Charity who gathered only 15 points. This saw her being awarded the “Best Effort’’ also known as “Piga Mingi’’.

At the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club course, handicap 21 golfer Patrick Njunge conquered the tough playing course with a fine score of 38 points, to claim the men’s top prize during the fifth leg of the Johnnie Walker golf series.

TOUGH DAY

Njunge however, won after beating the handicap four Ben Murimi on countback as Eric Malonza on 37 was third. It was a tough day for the ladies where the best lady Stella Macharia could only manage a score of 31 points which was still better than Susan Kanyora’s 29 points.

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