Kenya Golf Guide

Brian Njoroge in action at Nyali Golf and Country Club today. He is the winner of this year’s KCB Golf Tour fourth leg.


Defending champion Brian Njoroge beat Windsor’s Riz Charania in the third hole of a sudden death play- off at the par 71 Nyali Golf and Country Club course Mombasa, to retain the KCB Golf Tour grand finale title today.

The two had tied on level par total of 284 at the end of regulation time. Njoroge who started the final round a shot better than Charania and two shots clear of Sigona’s John Wangai, fired three over par 74, a round which saw him drop four shots, while Charania had carded two over par 73 to force the playoff.

I putted real bad today and did not think I actual stood any chance of winning today, but I am happy that I managed to defend the title’’ said Njoroge who bogeyed the second hole at the front nine and later at the 12th, 13th and 16th and made only one birdie at the 17th.

Charania birdied two holes but against three bogeys for. Getting into the play off was real great considering that I have not been playing serious golf lately though I must say today’s round was real tough’’ said Charania.

During the first extra hole(18th), Charania hit the green but about 35 feet away from the pin while Njoroge fired to the left bunker. Came out poorly, but putted well for a bogey.

Charania missed a two footer for the two to move to the 13th where they halved the hole with a par. However Njoroge managed to sink for a par the 14th against Charania’s bogey for Njoroge to take home the top prize of Sh510,000.

Charania took the second prize of Sh420,000 plus 25.5 points towards the KCB Golf Tour Order of Merit.

It feels great retaining the grand finale title. I have played real bad in the other events’’ added Njoroge.

Finishing third was Sigona’s John Wangai who was also on course for the title until he lost two balls on the eighth and 11th, managed a four over par 75 and a total of 286 plus 24 points towards the Order of Merit and Sh300,000.

He Was a shot better than Mumias Sugar sponsored Dismas Indiza who also shot 75 for 287 plus 23 points.

A total of 30 out of the field of 50 had made the second round cut. Of the visiting players, Uganda’s Deo Akope shot level par 71 to tie for fifth place on 289 with Nicholas Rokoine, and Njuguna Ngugi.

The final leader board after the close of the 72-hole KCB Golf Tour Fourth Leg:

284 Brian Njoroge 70, 72, 68, 74*

284 Riz Charania 71, 73, 67, 73

286 John Wangai 75, 70, 66, 75

287 Dismas Indiza 71, 73, 68, 75

289 Njuguna Ngugi 75, 67, 76, 71

289 Deo Akope(UG) 74, 73, 71, 71

289 Nicholas Rokoine 73, 71, 73, 72

290 Kopan Timbe 75, 70, 73, 72

293 Stefan Andersen 67, 78, 76, 72

297 David Odhiambo 73, 72, 76, 76

298 Eric Ooko 81, 73, 69, 75

299 Jacob Okello 79, 75, 71, 74. nike air max cheap uk mens nike air max cheap uk mens

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