Mike Kisia in action at Vet Lab today.


Homeboy Mike Kisia from Vet Lab Sports Club today emerged the winner of the second leg of the Safari tour golf series on home course, the par 72 VetLab golf club courtesy of an impressive gross score of 292.

The second leg of the series had attracted over 50 golfers from Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and the hosts Kenya for four days in a row culminating yesterday.

Elated by the win, Kisia walked home with a cash prize of Sh150,000. Speaking to the People Daily sports, Kisia was grateful to God and his sponsors for making his win possible as he looks forward to maintaining his game in the subsequent legs.

“I thank God for this win, and am very grateful to my sponsors including Betika and my caddie for playing his part on the course. Am so happy for my first Safari Tour win and God willing am hoping to capture more wins in the remaining legs.”

Kisia’s rounds unfolded as follows: 75 in the first round, 70 in the second, 75 in the third, and 72 in the fourth round, showcasing his consistency and resilience on the golf course. His outstanding efforts earned him the coveted first-place position, accompanied by a well-deserved prize of Sh150,000.

Notably, Dismas Indiza from Mumias Golf Club and Samuel Njoroge from Railway Golf Club tied for second, each concluding the tournament with a total score of 295. Both players walked away with prizes of Sh90,000.

We are thrilled to witness such outstanding performances from the golf professionals in Kenya. Betika is committed to supporting the growth and development of golf in the country, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the Kenya Golf Union and the Safari Tour. Congratulations to Mike Kisia and all the winners of the day,” said Erick Muiti from Betika.

Philip Ochola, Chairman of the Kenya Golf Union, extended his appreciation to all participants, saying, “I want to thank each player for their exceptional performance and sportsmanship throughout the event. Your dedication contributes to the success of these events, and I look forward to seeing more remarkable displays in the upcoming tournaments.” Furthermore, Chairman Ochola confirmed that there are four more events scheduled for the following year, promising continued excitement for golf enthusiasts. He also announced that the top eight players from the series will have the prestigious opportunity to participate in the 2024 Magical Kenya Open, further elevating the significance of the Safari Tour.

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