In Summary
  • Ngene playing off handicap three, carded 34 points while in the closing round, he posted 35 points which included 11 pars and two birdies
  • Kimari however had to beat Stephen Kiaro on countback for the runner-up prize as leading lady golfer Joyce Wanjiru also posted 34 and 35 for 69 to clinch the overall ladies title
  • At Eldoret Golf Club, Nyali’s Daniel Nduva beat youngster Taimur Malik of Muthaiga by one shot, to claim the Manchester Salver golf title

Mike Ngene, one of the leading golfers in the country, over the weekend beat a field of 10 golfers at the par 72 Kiambu Golf Club course, to claim the Chairman’s (Timothy Kihara) Prize.

During the first round on Friday, Ngene playing off handicap three, carded 34 points while in the closing round, he posted 35 points which included 11 pars and two birdies. This gave him a total of 69 points, to win by one point from Thomas Kimari who carded 30 in the first round and 38 on Saturday’s closing round for 68 points.

Kimari however had to beat Stephen Kiaro on countback for the runner-up prize as leading lady golfer Joyce Wanjiru also posted 34 and 35 for 69 to clinch the overall ladies title. She won well ahead of Charity Njoroge who carded 61 points.

Taking the first round title was Thomas Kimari on 38 points after beating Samuel Thumbi on countback while Michael Karanga was third on 36 points. Mike Ngene won the gross title on four over par 76 and and Joyce Wanjiru claimed the ladies prize on 35 points. Ndumberi’s Moses Njuguna was the best guest with 38 points while the nines went to Jackson Ndungu on 19 and Nathan Ngotho with 21 points.

Taking the past chairmen’s prize was Don Mwaura who carded 32 while Philip Ondieki was the Director's winner with 33 points, with John Gathu leading the sponsors on 30. The junior title went to Eliud Muigua on 31 points. Kenya Railway Golf Club’s Adelbert Omooria and Jane Kanyi won the longest drive contest with Joyce Wanjiru and Michael Karanga winning the nearest to pin prize.

At Eldoret Golf Club, Nyali’s Daniel Nduva beat youngster Taimur Malik of Muthaiga by one shot, to claim the Manchester Salver golf title. Nduva carded 74 and 69 for a total of 143 gross while Malik started with 75 gross in the first round and 69 for 144 to settle for the runner up position.

Reuben Kubwa and Simon Njogu won the first and second round gross on 71 and 73 respectively. Taking the two nett rounds were Adash Shah and Victor Maiyo on 66 and 68 nett respectively. Taking the overall nett title was Paul Magomere on 138 nett, winning by a shot from Milton Ambunya.

At Ruiru Sports Club, Kennedy Wandera playing off handicap 27 carded 42 points made up of 19 and 23, to emerge the overall winner of the Safaricom golf tournament where George Wachira was the men winner with 38 points, one better than Joseph Boro who beat third-placed Benson Kimani on countback.

In the ladies section, Grace Miano returned 35 points to win by one point from Judy Nyambura, with Lucy Mwangi finishing third on 32 points. Isaac Nguku and William Kimani were the winners of the nines on 20 and 21 points while the on-form Ibrahim Lande emerged the best guest with 40 points. Alex Ngugi on 27 emerged the top junior with Chris Andrea winning the gross title on 77.

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