Makau wins in Machakos

Monday, November 16th, 2020 00:00 |
Konza Technopolis Development Authority chairman Reuben Mutiso tees off at the fourth annual Konza Golf Day at the Machakos Golf Club on Saturday. Photo/PD/LYNETTE MATHEKA

Home player Mark Makau shot an impressive round of 41 points to beat a strong field of 130 players and win the fourth annual Konza Golf  Day hosted at the Machakos Golf Club at the weekend.

 Playing off handicap 24, Makau held off the stiff challenge of Paul Temba of Railway Golf Club, on countback and club mate James Ndunda who finished in third place off 40 points.

“I am very glad to have won today. I felt that I was playing well throughout my round today.

I hit the ball well and my shot game was great, courtesy of the great condition of the course.

I want to thank the Konza Technopolis for making today’s tournament possible and I look forward to more tournaments in the future,” he said.

Meanwhile, Nancy Kariuki, playing off handicap 14 took home the lady winner’s prize with 35 points, two ahead of Nancy Wairimu, who won the ladies longest drive.

Francis Musembi and Justice Waki took home the respective nines, with David Kimathi winning the men’s longest drive. 

Ndunda’s accuracy on the greens won him the nearest to the pin award.

“I want to thank all the golfers who joined us today and the Machakos Golf Club, for once again being such great hosts to us here, even with the challenges of a global pandemic.

My congratulations go to our winners today, you truly deserve it,” Konza Technopolis Development Authority board chairman Reuben Mutiso said. 

Mutiso also gave an update on the progress at the Konza Technopolis, urging investors to take up the investment opportunities that the smart city offers.

“We are currently on track with phase one of our plan, that will see a total build up area of 30,000 residents. Over 40 per cent of the 145 parcels available under this phase have been taken up.

Among the investors that have taken up parcels include a South African specialised hospital, an American hospital, software development companies, real estate developers including offices, hotels and residential houses.

As you can see, the future is bright for Konza, I want to urge you all to join us on this journey towards building a global technology and innovation hub,” Mutiso said.

As part of the golf day, players and management of both KoTDA and Machakos Golf Club, took part in a tree planting activity around the club.

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