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Mombasa Lawyer “Closed the case” to win at Sea-Link course

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[Mombasa Lawyer Provia Odhiambo follows her swings to the next greens. Photo/courtesy]

Mombasa Lawyer Provia Odhiambo partnered with George Githingi to emerge the overall winners of the 2022 Boys Hinders Cup golf tournament played at the Sea-Link Mombasa Golf Course in Mombasa County on Saturday.

The duo brought a joint of 36 points to claim the main winner’s title in a daylong 18 holes tourney that attracted 100 golfers and was sponsored by the Club.

The team of Sammy Muraya and Sandra Mundia returned a joint score of 33 count-back scores to claim the second slot.

The subsidiary winner’s team with a joint score of 39 points was Mburu Mwangi and Johnson Muriuki while the duo of James Nduna and Francis Muthamia was the runners-up with a joint score of 34 count back points.

Club Captain James Gitonga thanked the golfers for turning up in large and urged all the Club players to start vigorous practice in preparation for the return of the forthcoming 2022 Coast Open Championship.

[Mombasa Golf Club Captain James Gitonga in action. Photo/courtesy]

He said the two days event is also known as “Barry Cup” which returns after a two years absence following the Covid-19 pandemic will be played next month from 23rd to 24th, of July.

Gitonga said the Management has worked hard to ensure the success of the event and assured golfers that the course was in its best condition and ready for the tourney.

“The course is fine and in excellent condition but some easy strong winds from the nearby Indian Ocean may be a challenge to the golfers and that’s what makes the game interesting at our Sea-link course. Golfers Kindly start preparing,” said Gitonga,”

The Captain further urged Corporates to come up in large numbers and sponsor the tournament which is also expected to attract hundreds of Golf fans and families who would have a great view of the Indian Ocean and Ships while cheering the Golfers.

The Tournament will be played over 36 holes in a stroke play format, expected to attract several of Kenya’s top leading Amateurs and others from the neighboring countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and Somalia.

The Championship also known as Barry Cup marking 101 years this year, is the premier golfing event in the country held under the auspices of the Kenya Golf Union (KGU) in a series of the Kenya Amateur Golf Championship (KAGC).

The first Barry cup Championship, which is the oldest golf event in the country, took place over the Christmas weekend in 1913 and was won by Percy Barry, who donated the Cup to the Club.
Barry was the founder Member and first honoree Treasurer of the Mombasa golf club.

This championship is among the 33 events in this year’s KGU Organized Calendar events that started in January at Muthaiga with the Nairobi foursomes.

It is being played across the country and this year for the first time KGU has included among others two events in Kilifi County in which Malindi Golf Club will have the Malindi open Championship from 27th to 28th August and Vipingo Ridge Golf club will be the host of the Kenya Amateur Championship on 20th, to 23rd October.

The grand finals of the KGU-organized tourneys will be staged at the par 71 Nyali Golf and Country Club for the Nyali Open Championship from 9th to 11th December where the 2022 Golfer of the Year will be named and crowned.