In Summary
  • The grand finale of the series, which started in Machakos in February, will take place at Nyali Golf and Country Club in November.

Home player George Nyakundi beat a field of 173 players at the par 72 Karen Country Club to claim the overall title in the Nairobi edition of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) golf series on Friday.

Playing off handicap 18, Nyakundi birdied the third hole, dropped shots in six holes and scratched the par four-11th with eight pars to count for a brilliant score of 43 points.

He attributed his victory on the current condition of the course and his “wonderful’’ team-mates.

“I was drawn with a fine team but I must say the course is in great condition at the moment. I would like to truly appreciate KPA for bringing their Nairobi event to Karen after a long time. I Thank them for the great job they are doing at the port,’’ said Nyakundi.

Leading the Karen men members was Nelson Ndegwa who posted a total of 41 playing off handicap 23.

This was despite making seven double-bogeys.

It was, however, his two birdies at the seventh and 16th holes which lifted him up as Kenya Open Golf Limited chairman Peter Kanyago carded 38 points, beating Gakuo Macharia on count-back.

“I made some few bad shots today, but I am still very happy with my score. The course was playing well though the greens were not as fast as they usual are," said Ndegwa.

Taking the ladies' first prize was Grace Gichuki with a score of 37. She won by three points from Pamela Lwande on 34 points.

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In the guest category, Golf Park’s Rose Catherine carded 41 points to win by one point from Machakos Golf Club’s Nairimas Ole Sein and Muthaiga’s Eddie Ouko.

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