Kenya Golf Guide

SWING: Thika's Simon Ngige follows his tee at Nakuru Golf Club.


Thika’s Simon Ngige pliability and consistency saw him triumph with a single stroke lead after round four of the KCB Corporate Banking at the par 73 Nakuru Golf Club. Ngige, formerly a Njoro player, hittwo-over on day four to reach one-under overall, after holding the lead forthree rounds.

The win, which is Ngige’s second after he won round one and three of the KCB East African Golf Tour at Thika and Kisumu respectively, saw the ambitious golfer pocket Kshs 110,000 gross. Ngige’s win of one-under par 291 is the lowest winning score registered since the KCB series started started.

This is as a result of the tough conditions of the par 73 Nakuru golf course.

“ Despitethe harsh conditions of the course and the tough pin positions, I managed towin this tournament since am well acquainted with the course and my consistencypaid off,” said an elated Ngige.
On the first nine, Ngige dropped shots on thesecond, fourth and ninth but rolled a birdie on the seventh to return two-overpar 38.

At the back nine, he sunk two birdies but finished with a dreadful double bogey on hole eighteen after his second shot went to the bushes and got lost.

Nevertheless, he rounded one-over par 38 for a total of three over par 76. Nakuru’s left-hander Richard Ainley, who won in the same event last year,failed to reign and defend the win this year after a triple-bogey on par 3 hole17 which certainly cost him several strokes forcing him to settle for a joint second position with long-hitter Dimas Indiza. Both players finished level par 292 to earn Kshs 60,350 net.

Ainley dropped three shots, rolled two birdies atthe outward nine while at the inward nine he birdied the twelfth, eighteenthbut had a disastrous triple bogey on hole 17.

Mumia’s Dismas Indiza who was also in hot pursuit for the top prize only dropped two shots but bowled three birdies to propel his score of one-under par 72.

Youngster Greg Snow faded to fourth position after he managed two-over par 75 on day four and a cumulative total of one-over par 293.
Snow, who displayed excellent golf in KCB Rwanda Open hit five bogeys and only sunk three birdies on round four of the KCB Regional Tour dubbed, KCB Corporate Banking.

Vet Lab’s Ali Kimani and Sullivan Muthugia both reached a total cumulative four-over par 296 to jointly tie at position five. Following closely, also in a joint tie of position seven was Ken Abuto and Boniface Simwa who cavorted home with five over par 297 in the event that saw 16 players survive the cut after two rounds.

Hesbon Kutwa and Muthaiga’s Nicholas Rokoine finished on position nine and ten respectively. The four rounds-event was the sixth series of the KCB East African Golf Tour that saw over 28 elite golfers from Kenya participate. The next edition of the regional tournament will be held early July in Kampala, Uganda where the regional elitegolfers will be fighting for Ksh 1million prize fund on offer. michael kors tasche sale michael kors tasche sale

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