Kenya Golf Guide

Thika’s Simon Ngige chips the ball during a past event.


Thika Golf Club resident Pro Simon Ngige shot from the crowd to emerge the winner of the first leg of KCB golf tour held at the Thika Greens Golf Club at the weekend.

Ngige managed a total of 3 under par 141 to outdo the overnight winner Kopan Timbe who slumped to a disappointing 4 over.

“The course is extremely challenging but I feel good to have won. My putting is getting better as I continue to work on it,” said Simon Ngige.

He got four birdies in both front and Back nine, 2nd, 8th, 13th and 18th. Ngige who is a two time winner of the KCB tour order of Merit shot one under par 71 in the second day for a two day total of three under par 141.

In second place was John Wangai of Sigona golf club who kept the momentum from a good start on Friday. Wangai managed an impressive 2 under par 142 in a day that sow giants stumble at the greens.

David Opati of Golf course club and Anil Shah of Muthaiga golf club tied in third position with a total of 1 under par 143.

The overnight leader Nyali resident pro and current PGK captain Kopan Timbe was in tie with three others for the fourth position with level par 144.

The tournament which ran for two days will next be at the Royal Nairobi golf course

 The Leader board:

Simon Ngige 141 (70,71)

John Wangai 142 (70,72)

Anvil Shah   143 (72,71)

David Opati  143 (72,71)

Mathew Omondi 144 (73,71)

Dismas India 144 (72,72)

Eric Ooko   144 (72,72)

David Odhiambo 144 (70,74)

Kopan Timbe 144 (68, 76)

David Wakhu 145 (74,71) nike air max 1 nike air max 1

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