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Kasi leads Mombasa Team to victory at Karen while Marshall and Lejirma shines at Nyali and Nyanza respectively

[Mombasa Golf Club’s team from left Susan Mwangi, Faith Muteti, Gladys Kasi and Gladys Mueni pose at Karen Golf Club during the 2022 Nacy Millar Golf Tournament final day on Sunday, 11th, September,2022.Photo/Pwani Images]

Mombasa Golf Club’s Lady Captain Gladys Kasi led her team of Susan Mwangi, Faith Muteti and Gladys Mueni in collecting a combined score of 216 Points (69,82,65) to emerge the overall winner of the 2022 Nancy Millar Trophy that ended at Karen Golf and Country Club on Sunday.

The team of Louisa Gitau, Bronia Githinji, Noni Wanyee and Gladys Mboya brought a total of 213points (81,64,68) for the runners up slot in the two days 54 holes tourney jointly sponsored by I&M Bank, Z.Boscovich Air Charters, Crown Paints and KWAL.

The third place slot on a combined score of 210 points (66, 71, and 73) was won by the team of Rose Mambo, Njeri Kariuki, Pettie Ndolo and Priscilla Waithaka.

Earlier on, at the same venue, Anthony Kiragu carded 43 points to emerge the overall winner of the Waica Re Golf tournament.

Sam Onyambu on 41 points was the Man winner while J.Kabiru was the runners up on a countback score of 40 points after tying on the same points with third-placed James Kamiri and fourth-placed Peter Wambari.

Olive Njagi was the Lady winner with 38 points and Caroline Muguku with 37points and Wairimu Wanjaiya with 36 points the runners-up and third placed respectively.

At the par 71 Nyali Golf and Country Club Course in Mombasa County on Saturday, Coast Veteran Golfer Ian Marshall beat a team of 180 Golfers to emerge the Overall winner of the 2022 Sanlam Golf Tournament.

Playing off handicap 16, Marshall carded an excellent score of 42 Stable ford points to claim the victory after posting 17 and 25 points in both nines in the day-long 18 holes stable ford tourney that attracted golfers from the home club, sea-side Mombasa, Leisure, Vipingo, Malindi, guests and Sponsors with valid handicaps.

[Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Dr.Nyamemba Tumbo (2nd left) flanked by Nyali Golf and Country Club Captain Zafir Din (left) and the Club’s Lady Captain Annemarie De-Jong (right) presents the winning overall prize to Ian Marshall (middle) at the Club’s house in Mombasa County on Saturday,10th,September,2022 after emerging the overall winner with 42 points in the Sanlam sponsored golf tournament.Photo/Pwani Images]

“I was well prepared for the match after practising a lot in my putting and drives at the range. We also enjoyed the day around the course with our four-ball partners and I thank the Sponsors and the Club for organizing this wonderful game,” said Marshall.

Rimal Shah playing off handicap 22 was the Men winner on a countback score of 40 points beating Senior Golfer handicap 13 Simon Karemu to the Men runners-up slot with a single point difference.

Caroline Munyi playing off handicap 33 survived on a countback score of 40 points to win the Lady’s title after tying on the same points with handicap 18 Veteran Lady Golfer Florence Karimi who was the runners up.

The Senior prize on 36 points was won by handicap 25 J.C.Patel while handicap 26 Aydan Jamal with 35 points and handicap 29 Bargottio Kwonyike who had a score of 30 points were the Junior and Staff winners respectively.

Handicap 18 Oscar Ogunde brought 26 points to win the winner’s high handicappers prize and immediate Mombasa Golf Club Captain Lawrence Odhiambo went home smiling with the Nearest to the pin prize after his shot to the par 3-18thgreen landed only 3 feet and 2 inches away from the hole.

Meanwhile, Kenya Railway’s John Lejirma is the 2022 Nyanza Open Champion after emerging as the overall winner from a tight race at the Lakeside par 70 Nyanza Golf Club Course in Kisumu County on Sunday.

The handicap -2 Lejirma survived a match play after the two days 54 holes event ended on a tie with day one leader handicap -3 Sammy Mulama from Golf Park on a combined score of 147 gross each in the event that attracted 55 top Amateurs from Golf Clubs across the Country.

The play-off match decided on a hole one-par five and saw Lejirma manage a level par to claim the lead over second-placed Mulama who unfortunately bogeyed.

Nyali’s Caddy William Odeck playing off handicap 0 was behind with a single stroke difference, ahead of Vet Lab’s Isaac Makhoha who was fourth on a combined score of 149 gross.

“Golf can at times be funny, unfortunate by am happy with my position and live to fight on in another tournament,” Said Odeck.

Several supporters of Odeck from Kisumu could not believe their eyes seeing one of their own narrowly missing the lead in the final 18th hole after He played a bogey while the top two leaders played level.

The Nyanza event that came after the Malindi Open, is among the ongoing Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC) golf series for this year, organized by the Kenya Golf Union (KGU) and counts toward the Golfer of year (GOTY) award.

From Nyanza, the event moves to Vet Lab Sports Club Course for the Kabete Open, then Kericho for the Tea fields and at Nandi Bears Club in the Nandi Bears open.

They will then come to Vipingo Baobab Ridge in Kilifi County for the Kenya Amateur Championship from 20th to 23rd October before moving to Eldoret for the Manchester Salver.

Kiambu open and Uhuru Shield at Royal Nairobi golf clubs will be the last two hosts in November and the first week of December respectively before the last event at Nyali.

The overall Champion will be crowned after the 2022 Nyali Open Championship from 9th to 11th December to be played on the Nyali Golf and Country Club course in Mombasa County where the top leaders will gain automatic slots to the 2023 Kenya Open Championship which is a European Tour event.

Co-Operative Bank 2022 Captain’s Club Golf Tour;
Overall winner-Janice Nyokabi (43)-43points,Men category 1 winner-Dennis Musau (20)-41points, Men category 1 runner up-Steve D’Souza (6)-40points,Lady category 1 winner-Dorcas Mukabi (18)-42points,Lady category 1 runner up-Esther Chumo (8)-39points,Men category 2 winner-Eric Njunu (30)- 39points,Men category 2 runner up-Charles Maluki (26)-38points,Lady category 2 winner-Caroline Muguku (30)-33points,Lady Category 2 runner up-Phyllice Gitumbi (42)-33points,Junior winner-Maina Iraki (6)-39points,Staff winner-Peter Njuguna (29)-31points