Kenya Golf Guide

Junior Golf boy player of the year Agil Is Hag with Crown General Manager (construction sector) Abhijit Roy and top girl player of the year Ashley Awuour at Royal Nairobi Golf Club during the JGF Awards Ceremony on Wednesday.


Agil Is Hag and Ashley Awuor are the top Junior Golf Foundation (JGF) players of year 2016 after respectively garnering 73 and 83.3 points from 10 of their best rounds in the past 12 months.

The duo finished top in the order of merit collated by the JGF after the conclusion of Royal Junior Strokeplay championships staged on Tuesday and yesterday. Agil struck a total of 214 gross over 54 holes to bag the overall gross winner’s title at Royal Nairobi Golf Club as Awuor placed 13th on the overall leaderboard and first among the girls.

Loise Akinyi, 17th overall was the second among girls at Royal but did not make the grades in JGF’s best of 2016.

Mutahi Kibugu placed second overall from 233 gross in the Royal event and, as a result, emerged gross winner of the JGF players aged 14-15 with 233 strokes over 54 holes. The youngster struck an impressive closing 76 shots in his final round, a two-shot improvement from the 79 in opening round of play and 78 in the second. Girls between ages 14 and 15 overall standings are yet to be published.

Charles Chanzu struck 216 for the overall net winner’s gong at Royal Njoroge Kiburu is the 2016 winner of JGF boys 13 years and under while the girls’ overall standings are yet to be published.

The annual JGF gala saw Brian Njoroge crowned boy player of the year in the 16-18 years category with Kellie Gachaga winning the girl’s equivalent. She also triumphed in the Royal junior strokeplay event after shooting 82,80 and 81 for a 243 gross over 54 holes.

Top Boy Player of the Year Agil said the closing event at Royal was tough but he’s glad to emerge the winner. The youngster wants golf courses to stage more age group events to help hone skills at tender ages. “I’m happy to have won today although it has been tough and full of competition from my fellow golfers who are equally good,” she said.

At a glance:

Top boy player of the year: Agil Is Hag

Top girl player of the year: Ashley Awour

Boy player of the year 16-18years: Brian Njoroge

Girl player of the year 16-18years: Kellie Gachaga

Boy player of the year 14-15 years: Mutahi Kibugu

Boy player of the year 13 years and under: Njoroge Kibugu nike air max cheap uk mens nike air max cheap uk mens

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