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Ngumba shines in CEO’s Tourney at Thika Greens

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[Thika Greens Golf Resort Club’s Lady Captain Caroline Kibanya swings in action During the Club CEO tournament over the weekend. Photo/Pwani Images]

Ann Ngumba proved her might after beating a team of 200 golfers to emerge the overall winner of the 7th Annual CEO (Hon. Charles Kibiru) Golf tournament played at the Thika Greens Golf Resort over the weekend.

The handicap 30 Ngumba carded an excellent 44 points to claim the lead in the daylong 18 holes tournament jointly sponsored by Isuzu, Muthokinju, Fort hall, EABL, Dawa Life, Bethbikes, K2U and Delmonte.

Solomon Kiarie playing off handicap 25 was the Man winner with 40 points and handicap 16 Anthony Mutugi on 39 points and handicap 25 George Wamae with 37 points were the runners up and third placed respectively. The member winner’s prize on 39 points was won by handicap 11 Ndiga Kithae.

Handicap 30 Christine Narogoi brought an excellent score of 42 counts back score to win the Lady’s prize after tying on the same score with lady runners up handicap 32 Suzzane Wanja whole handicap 23 Hellen Manyara returned 37 points to sit third.

The Clubs CEO Kibiru initiated the annual tournament staged every Last Saturday of July as a need to appreciate and recognize the effort made by the executives of organizations.

Kibiru who is also the vision carrier of the project marked the day which is his birthday as one to celebrate his like-minded executives into the economic growth and vision of golf tourism.

He said that the tournament has grown to attract over 200 golfers and bounty sponsors who are always a partner to leverage the networks and interactions.

“Golf is an elite game that attracts players from across all divides in order to promote national cohesion and the day has been a great way to network, and have fun, “said Kibiru.

Meanwhile, at the par 71 Sea-Link Mombasa Golf Club Course, home Club George Mokaya emerged as the overall winner of the 2022 Mark Mbua Memorial Golf tournament played also over the weekend.

[George Mokaya swings to the nest hole at the 2022 Mark Mbua memorial Golf tournament played at the Mombasa Golf Club Course in Mombasa County over the weekend. Photo/Pwani Images]
Playing off handicap 18, Mokaya carded 38 stable ford points to take the day’s lead and register his first major victory this season.

“Today was my day, though the course was challenging following the current strong winds from the nearby Indian Ocean and tricky pin positions, am happy for the victim and thankful to all the organizers and sponsors for the successful event,” said Mokaya.

The event was staged in memory of the club’s former Captain and General Manager in charge of terminals for logistics at Mitchell Cotts Mark Mbua who died in April 2020 following a short illness.

Mitchell Cotts sponsored the event that brought together 100 golfers from the Club, Nyali, Leisure, Malindi, Vipingo, Friends and Guests of the sponsors with valid handicaps.
Henry Kamau playing off handicap 1 was the Man winner on 37 points while handicapped 19 Justine Ongeri with a countback score of 39 points won the runners-up slot after tying on the same points with third-placed handicap 24 Vincent Muriungi.

The Club’s former Lady Captain Susan Mwangi playing off handicap 27 was the Lady winner with 32 points and handicap 30 Petronilah Kalee returned 27 points to settle for the runners-up slot as Senior Coast Lady Golfer Jayne Githere playing off handicap 23 emerged third on 26 points.

Handicap 12 Rasmeet Kaur carded 27 points to win the junior prize while handicap 25 Peter Mwangi on 34 points and Jackeline Mutahi with 23 points were the Best and handicap winners respectively.

Club Captain James Gitonga thanked the golfers for attending in large numbers despite the current unfriendly cold and windy weather and urged corporates to continue supporting tournaments at the Club saying the Course was now in excellent condition following the ongoing course irrigation after the successful installation of the Club’s water Dam project.

OTHER WEEKEND CLUBS RESULTS;
VET LAB SPORTS CLUB;
August 2022 Monthly Mug;
Division A winner-Permenas Okemwa (9)-78 gross-69nett,Runners up-Zack Koech (8)-78gross-70nett,Third-Isaac Makokha (3)-74gross-71nett,Division B winner-Allen Dennis (13)-82gross-69nett,Runners up-Aleem Ladak(20)-91gross-71nett,Third-Michael Kinuthia(20)-92gross-72nett,Division C winner-Elijah Njuki (25)-93gross-68nett,Runners up-Stephen Kamanda(22)-92gross-70nett,Third-Gabriel Gathitu(22)-93gross-71nett,Special Division winner-Samuel Kigera(32)-101gross-69nett,Lady winner-Margaret Nyakang’o (20)-93gross-73nett;

LADIES 2020 COAST OPEN;
Leisure Golf Club-Overall winner-Neema Olomi (TZ)-76gross
Mombasa Golf Club-Overall winner-Naomi Wafula-72gross;
Nyali Golf and Country Club-Overall winner-Chanelle Wangari-74-71-145gross
Malindi Golf Club-Overall winner-Mercy Nyanchama-75gross
Vipingo Golf Club-Overall winner- Naomi Wafula-77gross;