In Summary
  • Shah dropped shots at the front nine’s first and ninth with a double bogey at the eighth but made two birdies at the 15th and 17th, to beat men winner Gerald Gakima by three points
  • At Thika Sports Club, Lady Lucy Maina took full advantage of her high handicap, to combine 22 and 20 for a total of 42 to take the overall title in the Kahawa Sukari Golf tournament
  • At Nakuru Golf Club, Josephine Wangari beat Frankie Gichuru on count back with 87 gross to claim the ladies Silver Division title

Handicap 11 Nyeri golfer Khilan Shah emerged the overall winner of the CIC Insurance Group golf tournament at the nine-hole Nyeri Golf Club course at the weekend.

Shah played an impressive 40 points made up of 20 points in each nine. Enroute to his impressive card, Shah dropped shots at the front nine’s first and ninth with a double bogey at the eighth but made two birdies at the 15th and 17th, to beat men winner Gerald Gakima by three points as Fr Andrew Mbutu on 36 was second in the men’s section.

Taking the ladies title was Rose Komu on 38, followed in second place by Mercy Mburu who also won the ladies longest drive while the men’s longest drive winner was Raphael Kimani.

In the guest section, Raphael Kimani from Nakuru fired 38 points, with Joel Githanda winning the Intermediary prize with a score of 35 points. The nines winners were Gabriel Miungi on 20 points and Elijah Nguyo also on 20 points.

At Thika Sports Club, Lady Lucy Maina took full advantage of her high handicap, to combine 22 and 20 for a total of 42 to take the overall title in the Kahawa Sukari Golf tournament.

Taking the men’s top honours was Isaac Charagu with a score of 39 points after a count back with veteran golfer Philip Mionki as well as John Kimata on 38 finishing third. Emerging the best in the ladies section was Njeri Murethi on 39 points with Judy Waihenya finishing second on 35.

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