Mathai wins Nanyuki leg of NCBA Golf Series

Monday, July 19th, 2021 00:00 |
Mathai wins Nanyuki leg of NCBA Golf Series.

Edwin Otieno

Handicap nine home player John Mathai carded an excellent round of 38 points on Saturday to emerge overall winner of the Nanyuki Sports Club’s leg of the 2021 NCBA Golf Series. His impressive form saw him become the Series’ eighth winner, with 13 more legs to go.

His stellar effort saw him edge out fellow clubmate Peter Rimui (9), who carded a round of 36 to clinch top honours in the men’s category, ahead of Cyprian Bundi (1), who finished the day with 35 points to claim runner-up spot in the category.

In the ladies’ category, Dr Samantha Mathu (27) took top honours with a round of 24 points ahead of Lucy Njuguna (11), who finished the round with 21 points.

In subsequent events, Gurung Tek (16) emerged as the first nine winner with 21 Stableford points, as Kelvin Gitonga (12) claimed the honours for the second nine with 19 Stableford points.

Many  customers

The Nanyuki Sports Club leg, the eighth in the NCBA Golf Series, was the second event of a doubleheader weekend in the calendar, which featured a Club Nite at the Nyeri Golf Club on Friday, July 16, 2021, that was sponsored by NCBA Group.

At the Nyeri event, handicap nine home player, Felix Kibicho, was the 18-hole winner on countback, having carded a round of 35 points ahead of handicap 19, Charles Wanjau, who posted a round of 35 to claim the runner-up spot.

Meanwhile, Dr Richard Kabugi (28) was crowned the nine-hole winner on countback, having carded 18 Stableford points ahead of Dr. Ephantus Mate (14), who finished the day runner-up in the category with 18 points.

In other events, George Kiguta (10) was the first nine winner with 21 points as Dr Samuel Kiragu claimed the honours in the second nine on countback with 19 points.

Speaking on the side-lines of the Nanyuki leg of the series, NCBA Group Managing Director, John Gachora, said:

“Selecting Nanyuki to be part of this series was driven by two things: one is that we have many customers here, and part of what we do through the NCBA Golf Series is to spend time with our customers, so Nanyuki becomes that important for us.”

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