In Summary
  • Katuku says though the course is slightly dry, the greens are in top condition but a bit quicker than usual
  • Part of the Nairobi team which left Nairobi on Thursday morning alongside the Coast side, is made up of the Kibugu brothers Mutahi and Njoroge, Daniel Kiragu and Korby Gatiramu
  • This year, besides Tanui, the two-day event has also attracted the sponsorship of KCB Bank who have been very keen in supporting junior golf programmes in the country

Fresh from his recent victory in the KCB golf tournament, Machakos’ leading golfer James Ndunda will be the man to watch this weekend when the par 72 Machakos Club Course hosts the Equity Bank sponsored tournament.

During the KCB event, Ndunda bogeyed three holes but rolled in a similar number of birdies for a level par 72 which gave him a total of 40 points to beat the handicap 10 Charles Kimiti.

Kimiti is among those drawn in this weekend’s tournament that has attracted an impressive field of 120 players with club captain Musembi Katuku still accepting more players through post entries.

Other players also eyeing the overall prize this weekend are former captain Larry Wambua, Jackson Nzioki, Francis Njeru, club chairman Swarn Singh, Tim Ruhiu, Victor Mutwii, Munyao Kamba and Fred Kilonzi all of whom have been playing well lately.

Katuku says though the course is slightly dry, the greens are in top condition but a bit quicker than usual. "We have done everything possible to make sure that the course is in a perfect condition for the event," said Katuku who thanked Equity for sponsoring a golf event in Machakos for the first time.

“This is our first time to sponsor such an event at Machakos and we decided to do so because we want to give back to the society as well as bringing out clients and potential ones together in a social atmosphere. At the same time, this will also give us an opportunity to market our bank products,’’ said Boniface Kyengo, Equity Bank Machakos branch manager.

In Nakuru, a total of six junior teams drawn from Nairobi, Coast, Mt Kenya, North Rift, Western and hosts Central Rift will be battling it out for Moses Tanui Inter-Regional Junior golf tournament at the par 73 Nakuru Golf Club course from Friday.

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