Gregory Ombito clinches NCBA Golf Series 15th leg

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 00:00 |
Gregory Ombito.

Gregory Ombito was crowned the overall winner of the 15th NCBA Golf Series that was held on Saturday at the Kakamega Sports Club.

The handicap 14 player carded 39 points at the par 72 golf club to claim the top honours, thereby booking himself a spot to play at the Series grand finale which will be held in December this year at the Karen Country Club.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Akhonya, handicap 12, emerged the winner in the Men’s Category who posted 37 points ahead of Sanjiv Walia, handicap 14, who took the runner-up spot in the category with 37 points.

In the Ladies Category, handicap 24 Rosemary Angote emerged the winner having carded an impressive round of 38 points, ahead of handicap 22 Betty Shikuku who posted 37 points to claim the runner-up spot in the category.

In the Nines, handicap 19 Jack Songwa and John Muhanji (handicap 22) were the star players with 20 and 21 points in the first and second nines respectively.

The top five players in the Kakamega Series will now join the list of players who will contest for the Series’ top honours during the season’s finale to be held in December at the Karen Country Club.

Speaking on the side-lines of the event, NCBA Group Managing Director, John Gachora said the Series had received positive reception, with over 2,000 golfers taking part in the event so far.

“We started this golf series with the aim to reach as many golfers as possible and so far, over 2,000 golfers have participated with a few more rounds to go.

By the end of the series, we hope to have reached more golfers in the country and offer them a chance to play,” he said.

He added that the series was part of the company’s commitment towards the growth and development of the sport, noting that it aims to inspire more young players into the sport.

“We are very passionate about developing the sport of golf, and therefore by bringing the series closer to the people we hope to inspire the young golfers, by offering them a chance to play as well,” he added. The event drew participation of over 120 players. 

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