Okundi Crowned 12th NCBA Golf Series winner at Machakos Club

Monday, August 30th, 2021 00:00 |
NCBA Group Head of Retail Client Experience Rahab Thuo , follows the flight of her shot at the Machakos Golf Club in action on Saturday. Photo/PD/FILE

Machakos Golf Club’s Stephen Okundi was on Saturday crowned the 12th winner of the ongoing 2021 NCBA Golf Series after he topped the leader board at his home club’s leg of the championship. 

The handicap 28 golfer carded an impressive round of 46 points to claim the spot, two points ahead of his nearest challenger, handicap 21 Josephat Mboya, who ended the round with a haul of 44 points to claim the men’s winner spot.

Mboya’s efforts were enough to keep veteran golfer General Musomba, at handicap 15, at bay and in the runner-up spot in the category with 41 points.

In the ladies’ category, handicap 35 Rehema Okal, was the crowned winner after she carded a round of 40 points, nine ahead of handicap 17 Jennifer Mangu who took the runner-up spot with 31 points. 

In the juniors’ category, Jayden Okal was crowned winner in the 10-years-and-over category with 55 points gross, while Myles Mwendwa was winner in the 10-years-and-under category.

Among the guests, handicap 30 Florence Riungu was crowned the winner with 46 points ahead of handicap 12, David Wahome, who carded a round of 37 points to take the runner-up spot in the category.

Among the staff players, NCBA’s Rahab Thuo -- at handicap 34 -- emerged the winner with 45 points.  

In the nines, Anthony Kariuki and Peter Kimatu were crowned winners in the first and second nine contests with 21 points apiece.

In subsidiary events, Mwongeli Nzioka was the longest drive winner among the ladies, while Francis Muthiani was the winner in the men’s contest.

Nicholas Musau was the nearest-to-the-pin winner; with the best effort award going to Richard Muli with 15 points. 

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