Steve Ambulwa exhibited outstanding form when he fired an eagle three at hole ten to propel his score to a solid 43 stable ford points to clinch the third round of the Safaricom Business Golf Challenge in Kakamega Sports Club over the weekend. Playing off handicap 10, Steve overshadowed top guns as he went on to set the best score of the day beating over 47 golfers drawn from the region. The win secures him a fully paid trip to play in the grand finals at Vipingo Ridge, Mombasa on 28th April 2012.

Despite staying away from the course for one year as he was undertaking his studies, Steve who returned to the course three months ago managed to steady his initial handicap of ten but now chopped to eight.

“I played an easy beautiful game, always staying on the fairways, chipping well and my putting was dazzling. Am now looking forward to playing in the grand finals in Vipingo Ridge and who knows I might just surprise golfers there,” said an ecstatic Steve.

Steve embarked on the outward nine with a bogey followed by a par on the second, bogey on the third before sinking a birdie on the long par five hole four. He then pared the fifth, dropped a short each on the sixth and seventh, before recovering with a birdie on the eight and an easy par on the ninth to record 21 points. At the inward nine, he fired an eagle three to greatly profit with consecutive pars on the thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth and eighteenth for a total 22 points.

Following closely in the 1st runner-up position and also with a massive score of 41 points was Kakamega Vice Captain Innocent Ondiek. Playing off handicap 20, Ondiek rolled two birdies to combine 22 and 19 for a total 41 points to also secure himself a fully paid trip to Vipingo Ridge, Mombasa. Mumias Golf Club member Jack Oyaro sunk two birdies to collect 39 points to take home the 2nd runners-up prize of a Dell Laptop. Leah Luchivya, a member finished fourth while Long-hitter and also the Vice Chairman Logan Busolo followed at fifth position both winning a blackberry phone with Sh 5,000 airtime and Nokia phone plus Sh 5,000 airtime respectively.

K. Munyeki took home the guest trophy. The longest drive-men’s prize went to Logan Busolo while Lydia Oketch took the longest drive-ladies prize. Nearest to pin went to Gregory Ombito while James Mundia went home with an Ideos phone plus Sh 5,00 airtime for the being the best junior. In the caddie’s competition, Gabriel Makanyi won with 35 points. Safaricom Sales Manager Peter Fedha presided over the colorful prize giving. The next tournament will be staged in Thika Golf Club on the 17th September 2011. Ruiru Sports Club and Makuyu Golf Club members are expected to qualify from the same venue. canada goose damen canada goose damen

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