- Nduguta's last best performance was during the Captain’s Prize last November
Excellent putting and accurate driving earned Nanyuki golfer Stephen Nduguta the overall title during the Crown Paints-sponsored golf tournament, the fourth leg in the Crown Silicone Golf Series, at the par 72 Nanyuki Sports Club course on Saturday.
Nduguta, whose last best performance was during the Captain’s Prize last November, scratched three holes and made two singles and two double-bogeys but still managed to put together 39 stableford points made up of 18 in the first nine and 21 at the back nine, to beat Nyahururu Sports Club’s T.G. Mundia by one point.
“Have been practicing at least four times a week and particularly the short game so the bad weather did not really matter to me today,” said Nduguta after receiving the overall prize from Crown Paints CEO Rakesh Rao.
Finishing in third place with 36 points was Peter Rimui who had won the Nation Classic the previous weekend.
Taking the ladies first prize was Wendy Jackson who carded 38 points to win ahead of Ruth Karoki on 32 points. Leading the big number of guests was Muthaiga’s Kaburu Mwirichia with 36 points while club captain Mark Kirimi won the gross title on 81 gross.
Nyeri’s Sammi Mose and Luka Mwangi won the first and second nines on 21 and 20 pointsand winning the longest drive were Arthur Muchiri and Mercy Mburu both from Nyeri.
Winning the nearest to pin was Joshua Kinoti who was 16ft from the pin at the 18th hole.
The event attracted a field of 75 players who were drawn from the mountain region as well as other clubs in Nairobi.
Speaking during the prize giving ceremony, Crown Paints CEO Rao said Crown Paints, which is 60 years old in Kenya, had taken a leading role in innovation saying the Crown Silicone and Crown Teflon were the leading products in the market at the moment.