Kenya Golf Guide

ALL ROUNDER: Two times Boston Marathon winner Moses Tanui follows his tee shot during the 13th leg of the Dasani Golf Gala at the Eldoret Golf Club on Saturday.


The Nandi Bears quartet of Mathew Kioko, James Siahi, Simeon Kurgat and Rael Kurgat posted 108 points, emerging top of the pile at the 13th qualifying round of the Dasani Golf Gala played on Saturday 11 August 2012 at the par 71 Eldoret Golf Club,book an automatic ticket to the Grand Finale slated for Saturday 29 September 2012 at the  Karen Country Club.

The handicap 24 Kioko anchored the winners with an impressive score of 46 points, one of the highest scores registered in this year’s gala, while handicap 22 Simeon Kurgat  and Rael Kurgat contributed 31 points apiece as  handicap 9 Siahi was disqualified.

“Today everything just worked in my favour, I feel very happy because I have never posted such a score in my golf career,even during practice. I thank God for the good score, because like on hole 10 hit the tree twice and the ball kept on returning to the fairway and I ended up being three on, there was also the element of  luck in the whole result,” said Kioko who vowed to push his team mates into training before the finale.

Booking the second slot to the Grand Finale was the home team of Tanvi Shah, Ayush Jethwa, Nauas Sagoo and Deeva Aggarwal with a combined score of 106 points. Shah anchored the team with 40 points, while Jethwa contributed 34 points and Sagoo had 32 points. Aggarwal was the team’s weakest link on 31 points.

The team of H. Rutemba, P. Sashi, S. Kotecha and Shah Niral with be the reserve team after they placed third with a combined score of 101 points.

The day long event brought together players from Eldoret Club, Kitale Club and Nandi Bears.

Bobby Macharia playing off handicap 28 was the guest winner on 44 points, while Karan Manek was the junior prize winner with a score of 34 points ass the club’s assistant captain Tom Mutie won the nearest to the pin prize. James Siahi won the men’s longest drive title, while Deeva Aggarwal claimed the women longest drive prize.

Speaking at the function, Moses Mwirigi, the General Sales Manager Rift Valley Bottlers, poured tribute to all participating teams,and urged the qualifying teams from this round to put up a sterling performance at September’s Grand Finale. He added, “The grand prize this year will see the winning team of four players travel to Dubai to attend the Grand Finale of the European Tour, the DP World Tour Championships at the Jumeirah Golf Estates. While in Dubai, they will also have the opportunity to see Europe’s top 60 money earners on the 2012 Order of Merit battle it out for a 1.3 million winner’s cheque.”

“In addition, they will play at some of the best golf courses in the region, including the Dubai Creek Course and the challenging Faldo Course at the Emirates Golf Club, a course designed by former world number 1 and six-time major Champion Sir Nick Faldo,” said Maina.

Action now moves to Kisumu where the Nyanza Golf Club hosts the 14th qualifying round on Saturday 18 August 2012. bijoux pandora pas cher bijoux pandora pas cher

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