Kenya Golf Guide

Jeremy Ngunze Director at DTB in action during the DTB Golf tournament at Sigona Golf Club.


Sigona’s home player Jiang Qi was crowned the winner of the first leg of the second edition of the Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) ‘Bank with us’ golf tournament held on Saturday at the par 72 Sigona Golf Club in Limuru, Kiambu County.

Playing off handicap 16 in division one, Mr. Qi, capitalised on his current best form and the course’s good condition to return an impressive total of 43 points to claim the title, beating his closest challenger Mr. Solomon Kanja on 41 points nett standings. This was courtesy of 21 points at the front nine and 22 points at the back nine.

“I would like to thank Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) for such a wonderful event. This is a great initiative to help support the growing golf in the country. I am equally delighted to emerge as the winner of the first tournament of this year’s DTB bank with us golf edition. The cause was really nice with good fairways that enabled me to play well to beat my competitors. I am looking forward to participating in more events like these as the bank continues to support sports and develop talents in the country.” said Jiang Qi

Meanwhile, playing off handicap 2, Atish Malde carded 42 points to claim the victory in the division 2 category, with another home golfer Akshay Chandaria claiming the Gross category title after returning a total of 73 points.

The Best first nine went to Paul Saahil Nanji, with the best second nine award going to Dhruv Shah, who garnered 22 and 23 points, respectively.

In the Longest Drive challenge, Hanif Tayabjee and Safina Madhani, all amateurs were the stars in the men and ladies’ categories respectively.  Meanwhile, playing off handicap 52, Catherine Mugane shone during the tournament by posting 40 points to clinch the DTB Staff prize with Emmanuel Tabone claiming the nearest to the pin award.

The tournament at Sigona attracted over 240 players from as far as Thika and Nairobi who participated in a four-ball tournament with various prizes ranging from golf bags to wheel-pull golf trollies being won.

Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) ‘Bank with us’ golf tournament aims to grow the sport as well as boost businesses by bringing services closer to their customers and offering networking opportunities. Last year the bank held five successful golf tournaments in Kakamega, Mombasa, Kericho, Kisumu and Eldoret that saw over 1,000 participants take part in.

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