Junior Golfer, Mwangi, wins Karen leg of NCBA Golf series

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 00:00 |
Twelve-year-old junior golfer, Nathan Mwangi.

 Webster Nyandika

Twelve-year-old junior golfer, Nathan Mwangi, stunned the Karen Country Club field during the Club’s leg of the 2021 NCBA Golf Series at the weekend with a superb haul of 47 points to emerge as the event’s overall winner.

Playing alongside Philip Wahome, Samuel Gatura, and Gary Asige, Nathan made history as the Series’ first-ever junior winner and booked his place at the Series’ finale, which will be played at Karen in December this year. 

For the win, which comes a month to the Series’ Junior Golf tournament that will also be held at the Karen Country Club, he also gets an automatic slot to play at the junior tournament, which will be held from August 23 to August 24, 2021.

Nathan’s outstanding performance saw him claim the overall win, five points ahead of Ken Ombati, who carded 42 points to be crowned winner in the men’s category on countback. 

In the ladies’ category, Akinyi Gitonga claimed top honours on countback after carding a round of 38 points, ahead of Louisa Gitau, who finished the day as Category runners-up with 38 points. 

Claiming top honours in the nines were Kithinji Kiragu, who won best first nine on countback with 22 points, and Richard Thande, who took top honours in the second nine with 24 points. 

In the longest drive competition, Ronald Mwenesi was crowned winner in the men’s category, while Louisa Gitau claimed her second award of the day in the ladies event. 

George Ndegwa won the nearest-to-the-pin award, while NCBA’s Digital Business Chief Operating officer, James Mugo, was crowned staff winner with 37 points.

The tournament’s overall winner, Nathan Mwangi, also took home the junior winner award for his stellar performance.

Speaking after the event, Nathan said he looks forward to defending his win next year when the Series returns to the Karen Country Club.

“I am honoured to be receiving this award. I thank the sponsor for this event as well as my four-ball for their encouragement and company.

I hope to come and defend my title next year,” he said.

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