Kenya Golf Guide

KenGen MD, Eng Abert Mugo in action during the KenGen Golf Day at Royal Nairobi Golf Club at the weekend.


Home player Tony Hui Xu resisted strong challenge from a filed of 120 players to emerge this year’s winner of Kengen Golf Day held at the par 72 Royal Nairobi Golf Club at the weekend.

Xu playing off handicap 17 scored 24 stableford points in the first nine and posted 25 points in the back nine for an impressive total of 49 points to win the day long competition.

It was Xu’s first major win since he started playing golf at the same club in 1998. Before the Kengen title he had only a club night in his 16-year golfing career.

“Off late I have been playing everyday and I’m starting to see the fruits. I am very happy with today’s win because it’s my first major tournament win in Kenya since I started playing golf, because the only other event I had won is a club night and on the same course,” said the businessman who saw his handicap slashed from 17 to 13 after the feat.

Tom Awili playing off handicap 23 became the men winner in the tournament after he gangrened 45 points (25, 20), while Tony Tugee playing handicap 15 settled for the men runner-up position on 40 points (21, 19) and handicap 23 Carilus Odemba needed a second nine score of 23 stableford points to beat Balbir Bhachu on countback and finish third on 39 points (16, 23). Bhachu finished fourth on 39 points (22, 17).

Njeru Kariuki playing off handicap 17 was unbeaten in the ladies category as she emerged victorious on 40 points (21, 19), while handicap 16 Mary Kibuga was second on 39 points (20, 19).

S. S. Mangat beat Aruna Shah on countback to claim the first nine prize on 20 points, while D. Gudka won the second nine prize on 23 points.

Peter Kiguru won the guest prize on 39 points while david Muthige was the staff winner on 28 points Mustafa Mohammedali had the men longest drive.

The ladies longest drive prize went to Dhuni Shah, while the Aamil Mughal had the nearest to the pin and Wilson Kamau won the best effort prize on 10 points.

Speaking during the prize giving ceremony, Kengen Managing Director Albert Mugo said plans were afoot to turn the annual tournament into a series in order to expand their reach to their consumers.

“Kengen is the biggest power producer in this country and sponsoring golf is part of our corporate responsibility. Our aim is to create awareness to the public on what we really do,” said Mugo. cheap air max cheap air max

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