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Rodney Waruhiu, the winner of Resolution Insurance Club Championship 2013 at the Karen Country Club on Sunday.


After two rounds comprising 36 holes, Rodney Waruhiu was declared the winner in the main championship during the Resolution Insurance- sponsored Karen Country Club Championship 2013.

The event played on a matchplay format- at the lush green par 72 course -saw Waruhiu vanquish Justus Njogu in a nail-biting final.

The tournament featured three classes with the main event featuring member golfers from handicap 12 to off-scratch. The second tier class, better known as the KANBE, featured amateurs from handicap 13 and above.

But guests allowed to play in the Subsidiary Class that ran on a stableford format. Last year’s winner Raymond Nyamweya, despite getting a bye in the first round, had quite a bad start as he got eliminated by King’ori Kariuki in the second round.

On Saturday, Waruhiu teed-off at 8.30am thereby eclipsing Tom Mulwa in the first round. On the same day, Waruhiu got a bye in the second round and eliminated R. Kianga in the third round to qualify for the semi finals against E Agengo whom he defeated on his calculated match to the final on Sunday.

Njogu, on the other hand, defeated Simon Waruhiu in the initial round got a bye in the second round and defeated Jimmy Muturi in the third to qualify for the semis against Cline Davis.

Yesterday players braved a chilly afternoon and sodden course following heavy downpour on Saturday night.

In the Ladies Matchplay, Christa Van Luijik emerged the winner after defeating Sally Mitchelmore. Mitchelmore got a walkover in the semis while Christa earned a finals berth with victory over Eleaner Stevens.

Last year’s winner R Hanrahan fought a good battle but bowed out in the semis after being defeated by the eventual losing finalist Mitchelmore.

Philip Otodo won the Kanbe class after defeating Michael Kahende in the finals after a single round of 18 holes.

Players had to however contend with tough weather conditions but this couldn’t deter their spirit. Present during the event was Resolution Insurance Chief Executive Officer Peter Nduati who lauded the golfers for a spirited play.

This is the fourth year that Resolution Insurance has sponsored this event. maillot de foot 2018 maillot de foot 2018

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