Kenya Golf Guide

WINNERS SWING: Robinson Owiti follows his tee shot during the Karen Challenge at the weekend.


Robinson Owiti of Vet Lab Club is this year’s Karen Challenge winner after registering a total score of 217 gross in the 54-hole event at the par 72 golf course.

The event was the 12th round of this year’s Kenya Golfer of The Year (GOTY) series and Owiti who plays off handicap 1 earned 12 points towards the series from the Karen win, to leap to sixth position despite only featuring in four series events.

He missed the Mount Kenya Championships, Muthaiga Open, Windsor Classic, Limuru Open, Winstone Churchil, Trans Nzoia Championships and Kenya Amateur Matchplay.

In the first round of the Karen Challenge, Owiti played 68 gross, before posting 76 gross in the second round and finished with 73 gross in the third and final round.

After the 12 rounds, Joseph Karanja still leads the GOTY standings with 53 points, followed by Tom Omuli on 42.50 points and David Opati is third on 31 points.
Mathew Opondo is fourth on 27.50 points, while Nelson Simwa is fifth on 27.08 and Owiti is sixth on 26 points.

Limuru’s John Karichu playing off handicap two was the runner-up on 224 gross after posting a total of 224 gross after the 54-holes (74, 74, 76), while another Vet Lab player Nelson Simwa playing off scratch finished third on countback with 227 gross (77, 69, 81).

Handicap three player Robert Kisia won the nett category after posting 218 nett (73, 67, 78) and he was closely followed in the second position by Muthaiga’s handicap four player John Gitonga on 219 nett (75, 74, 70) and Thika’s Paul Kingori finished third on 219 nett after losing to Gitonga on countback.

Mwaniki Gachoka was the guest winner on 29 points, while Eddie Wainaina was the subsidiary winner on 37 points and G.K Kiaries had the nearest to the pin. nike air max schwarz nike air max schwarz

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