Anthony Mwenja demonstratedstupendous form when he fired 41 stable ford points to gain victory in the fourth leg of the Safaricom Business Golf Challenge staged at Thika Golf Clubover the weekend. Playing off handicap 16, Mwenja combined 19 and a fantastic 22 points at the outward and inward nines respectively for a
total of 41 points beating a large field of 184 golfers. This result attained him not only thewinner’s trophy but a fully paid trip to play in the grand final at VipingoRidge, Mombasa, on 28th April 2012.

“ The course was playing well and I had an easy time. The atmosphere within the Safaricom sponsored event
was great and that is how I managed to thrive,” said an over joyed Mwenja while making his winner’s speech. At the front nine, Mwenja dropped a shot on hole 1,sunk an early birdie at the par 4 hole 2, bogeyed the next two holes but recovered with three consecutive pars on the fifth, sixth and seventh.
Disaster struck at hole eight where he blanked and dropped two shots on hole nine. Atthe rear nine he only dropped only four shots on the first three holes but pared the rest to the finish. Mwenja beat Thika Golf Club Chairman James Mbuguato second position on count back to both qualify for a fully paid trip to compete in the grand finals. Handicap 17, Mbugua also beat Dorcas Njogu on count back who in turn also beat Dr J Karienye on count back both taking third and fourth positions respectively. John Mwangi Thairu playing off handicap
12, returned 22 and 19 points for a total of 41 points to take home the fifth position prize while Henry Kanyua won the staff prize. Japheth Kagondu playing off handicap 28, managed 19 points at both nines for a total of 38
points to emerge the guest winner. As expected long-hitter and handicap 5 Edwin Kiarie took home the longest drive men prize while Pauline Nderi hit the longest amongst the ladies to take the trophy. Jonathan Mungai and handicap 4 Chris Andrea won the nearest to pin and best junior prizes respectively. In the caddie’s competition, James Mbiyu playing off handicap 16 won himself a phone and Sh5,000 Safaricom airtime after collecting 71 nett points. John Ngugi received the best effort prize after he managed 12 points. Evans Nyagah the Safaricom Head of Sales and Retention- Enterprise Business Unit graced the occasion and presented the array of prizes at the colorful prize giving ceremony. From Thika the Safaricom sponsored challenge moves to Nakuru Golf Clubthis weekend
where Naivasha Sports Club, Gilgil Golf Club, Njoro Golf Club andGreat Rift
Valley Golf Club members are expected to all qualify from the samevenue.


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