In Summary
  • Simon Ndungu posted six over 78 for nett 73.
  • Playing off handicap five, Nduati, one of the leading golfers at Thika, set off for the day with his first of the four birdies at the par five-first hole.

Birdie-hungry Paul Nduati over the weekend, holed in four birdies and nine pars for two over par 74 gross, to win the first division in the last mug of 2017 at the par 72 Thika Sports Club course.

Playing off handicap five, Nduati, one of the leading golfers at Thika, set off for the day with his first of the four birdies at the par five-first hole.

He, however, dropped two successive shots at the eighth and ninth.

He recovered one at the 11th, though picked up a double bogey at the 12th which he followed it with a single one at the 13th.

He made birdies at the 14th and 15th, dropped a shot at the tough par four-17th for his two over par which gave him nett 69, to beat the handicap six James Wangai on countback.

Wangai fired three over par 75 to also wind up with nett 69 in the round which included two birdies at the first and ninth and a total of 11 pars against five bogeys.

It was a tough competition for the division one players where David Wainaina was also chasing the top prize until he made a number of bogeys to eventually finish on five over par 77 for nett 71 in third place.

Simon Ndungu posted six over 78 for nett 73.

Taking the second division in the event, which attracted a field of 85 players, was Martin Irungu on 69, beating Moses Mburu by a shot.

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