Kenya Golf Guide

Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) chairman E. S. Kona in action during their Golf Day at Railway Club at the weekend.


Edward Kerich used his home advantage to emerge the overall winner of the second leg of Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) Golf Circuit at the Nine-Hole Railway Golf Club at the weekend.
Kerich playing off handicap 20 resisted a stiff challenge from handicap 26 Stanley Karanja to beat a large field of 139 participants and rule the roost in the day long competition thanks to an impressive
second nine score of 20 stableford points that saw him beat Karanja on countback with a total score of 39 points (19, 20). Karanja settled for the men winner prize on 39 points (20, 19).
Handicap 19 David Bwana was the men runner-up on 38 points while F. M. Haruka playing off handicap 12 finished third on 37 points.
Shelsmith Muruguri playing off handicap 27 won the lady prize on 35 points, while handicap eight Chepchumba Chumo of Eldoret Golf Club was the lady guest winner on 22 points and Omar Lewa playing off handicap 26 won the guest prize on 40 points.
Chumo was on the podium again to pick the ladies longest drive prize, while home player K. Kaiti won the men longest drive prize while the nearest to the pin prize went to M. Mbugua. J. M. Karanja posted the best first nine score on 23 points and P. K. Macharia on the second nine prize on 20 points.
Wangui A playing off handicap seven won the lady caddies prize on 38 points, while handicap five S. Gatere won the men caddies prize on 35 points and the sponsors prize went to KVDA chairman E. S. Kona.
Speaking during the prize giving ceremony which was also attended by Marakwet East Member of Parliament James Kibowen and Speaker of National Assembly Ekwe Ethuro, KVDA Managing Director David Kimosop lauded the massive turn out of players in the event.
“It’s indeed a great privilege to be accorded this opportunity to meet and interact with this field of golfers today. It gives me a lot of pleasure to be part of this event for a worthy course,” said Kimosop.
This was the second golf tournament in the history of KVDA, the first one being held in Eldoret in May and the tournament sponsors have planned to host other circuit events in Kitale, Nakuru and Nandi Bears. pandora earrings pandora earrings

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