Thirty-Nine youngsters feted at NCBA Junior Golf Tournament in Karen 

Thursday, August 26th, 2021 00:00 |
Twelve-year-old Hetansh Shah in action at the Karen Country Club during round two of the 2021 NCBA Golf Series Junior Tournament on Tuesday. Photo/PD/WEBSTER NYANDIKA

A total of 39 junior golfers were on Tuesday feted as the two-day NCBA Golf Series junior invitational tournament ended.

The 39  formed the top-three finishers across 13  player categories for the event, which had been organised according to the junior golfers’ ages.

Over 85 junior golfers took part in the tournament that had been jointly organised by NCBA Group, the Junior Golf Foundation, and the United States Kids Golf Association as part of the ongoing NCBA Golf Series which has now been played across 12 legs.

In the seven years-and-under category for girls, Ashley Gachora emerged the winner with a total of 88 points – having carded rounds of 45 and 43 points across the two-day event.

Aarna Mengi and Irene Asiyo completed the podium places in second and third place with 99 and 133 points respectively.

In the eight-to-nine years category, Kanana Muthoni was crowned the winner with a total of 74 points.

She finished ahead of Brianna Ngecu and Wamaitha Waithaka who finished second and third with 91 and 107 points respectively. 

In the ten-to-eleven years category, Aloe Cherono was the winner with a total of 176 points from the two days of golf, ahead of Nkini Pasha and Sophia Nesbitt who finished with 202 and 216 points to finish second and third respectively. 

Agamjot Kaur claimed the top spot in the 12-14 years’ category with 173 points ahead of Bianca Ngencu and Aaliyah Murray who posted 174 and 178 points to claim second and third place.

In the boys’ categories, Javier Maroko emerged the winner in the six years and under category with 84 points having carded rounds of 43 and 41 points.

He finished ahead of Zayn Bhatti and Aaran Das Gupta who carded rounds of 107 and 110 respectively to complete the podium places.  

Alambir Singh, Adam Nesbitt and Jayden Maroko claimed top places in the seven-, eight- and nine-year categories with 116, 93 and 177 points respectively.

In the ten-years category, Mwathi Gicheru claimed the top spot with 160 points as Shashwat Hanish claimed victory in the 11-year-olds’ category with 151 points. 

Meanwhile, twelve-year-old, Nathan Mwangi, winner of the Karen leg of the NCBA Golf Series in July this year, emerged winner in the 12-year-olds category with 171 points.

In the 13-to-14-year-olds’ category, Ishan Samani was crowned the winner with 157 points as Krish Beiju took the top spot in the 15-to-18-year-olds’ category. 

The event was the 12th in the NCBA Golf Series calendar which heads to the Machakos Golf Club this weekend.

Speaking at the Karen Country Club after the event, NCBA Group Chief of Staff, Louisa Wandabwa, said that adding the event to the NCBA Golf Series calendar was a natural fit.

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