In Summary
  • Kuria carded 34 points in the first round and posted a similar score in day two for a total of 68 points
  • At Windsor, John Evans carded 35 points, to claim the men’s title in the Johnnie Walker golf title which also doubled as the Captain’s Prize
  • At Nyali Golf and Country Club, Fernando Marques carded an excellent score of 42 points to win the overall title in the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) golf tournament

High handicap golfer George Kuria overcame a strong challenge from a field of 262 players, to claim the overall title during the two day Captain’s Prize (Mike Nene) golf tournament at the par 72 Kiambu Golf Club course.

Kuria carded 34 points in the first round and posted a similar score in day two for a total of 68 points. He beat former club chairman and one of the Mountain Tigers Fredrick Njeru Njagi who won the men’s title with 67 points.

Njagi posted 30 and 37 points to beat Evans Ngene by one point and in third place was Stephen Kiaro with 65 points. John Kangethe was fourth on 61 points. Taking the gross title was Michael Karanga with a total of 157 gross while Joyce Wanjiru clinched the ladies title with 67 points, beating Jane Kanyi by four points.

At Windsor, John Evans carded 35 points, to claim the men’s title in the Johnnie Walker golf title which also doubled as the Captain’s Prize (Evans Nyaga) where Jawad Jaffer on 33 was second after beating Reagan Kubugu on countback.

Taking the ladies title in the event played under wet conditions because of the current rains, was Sunita Nathoo who posted 35 points to win ahead of Sheila Mauladad on 32 points. Muthaiga’s Rajesh Babra emerged the best guest with an impressive 38 points.

At Nyali Golf and Country Club, Fernando Marques carded an excellent score of 42 points to win the overall title in the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) golf tournament where Niran Hirani was the men winner also with 42 points.

Herpreet Sagoo finished second in the men’s section with 40 points, one better than Patrick O’Dweyer on 39 points. Taking the ladies title was Gladys Mutisya with 36 points, two better than Lena Breitner. Leading the guests was Sammy Onyango with 35, winning ahead of M. Njeru on 31with Muthaiga’s James Ondigo taking the third prize with 30, one better than Eddie Ouko.

In the staff category, Yobesh Oyaro posted 38 points to win on countback from Japheth Obonyo, while Charles Odoo was third with 37 points. Jezan Mohamed was a distant fourth on 31 points while Akram Sheikh was the best senior on 33 points with Brandon Oyaro on 37 claiming the junior title.

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