Kenya Golf Guide

Ruiru Sports Club captain, Peter Mwaura in action during the KCB Road to Masters at Ruiru golf club on Saturday.


58-year-old Christopher Kiai served notice to the country’s golfing fraternity, when he sank a birdie on the par 4 hole 7 to win the opening round of KCB Road to the Masters on Saturday 12th May 2018.

The avid golfer was unstoppable overcoming a strong field of 272 golfers to be crowned the overall winner at the par 72 Ruiru golf club. Playing off handicap 16 Kiai, beat Michael Chege on the countback.

This was my ultimate goal in golf and I am very excited to win a ticket to the prestigious KCB Karen Masters 2018, I played with great focus and I am very ecstatic to be crowned the winner”, said Chris.

He played 4 bogeys in a row followed by a double bogey before sinking a birdie on the par 4 hole 7. In the back nine, he sank 4 pars and 5 bogeys playing 5 over par to shoot a flawless 40 stable fold points.

KCB Group Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Judith Sidi Odhiambo lauded the golfers for turning up in large numbers for the KCB event.

It was an enthralling day of successful KCB golf action and we are grateful to 272 golfers from across Kenya golf clubs who honored our invitation, As KCB Group, golf is one of the avenues of interacting with our customers and appreciating them for supporting our business”, said Judith.

Michael Chege matched Kia’s record of best 40 playing 8 pars to be crowned the men winner. George Keeru also won a ticket to the KCB Karen Masters after bagging the men’s runners up award carding 39 points. Bernard Kotony was crowned the staff winner while Frank Munyua and Linus Wachira won the 1st and 2nd nine awards respectively.

Ruiru Sports Club Lady Captain Veronica Mwaura was crowned the lady winner after carding an impressive 37 points while Susan Kanyora bagged a double in the lady runners up and nearest to the pin ladies awards.

In other results announced on Saturday evening by the club’s captain Mr. Mwaura Kimani, Ben Njuguna won nearest pin to the pin men, Francis Nzwili longest drive winner men while Lucy Njuguna bagged the longest drive lady award.

It is the most incredible outing in the history of Ruiru Sports Club, we are grateful to KCB for their sponsorship and robust support over the years”, said Kimani.

The next round of KCB Road to the Masters will tee off at Limuru golf club on the 26th May 2018. Six golfers from each club will earn a direct ticket to the KCB Karen Masters Pro-Am tournament.

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