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SAHOTA AMARPITAL WINS KCB ROAD TO MASTERS IN NAKURU

Posted on Monday, 13th May 2019 in Golf News
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Sahota Amarpital (left) receives his prize from from Victoria Kamuren KCB Bank Kenya Regional Business Manager Great Rift after emerging the Overall Winner of KCB Road to Karen Master held at Nakuru Golf Club.

By DANIELLA APIYO AND AMANDA DAMARIS

Home player Sahota Amarpital emerged the overall winner in the fourth round of the KCB Road To The Masters at the Par 73 Nakuru Golf Club.

Playing off handicap 21, Amarpital posted 41 stableford points made up of 21 in the front nine and 20 in the back nine.

Amarpital also led six qualifies from his club to the third edition of the KCB Karen Masters slated for June 25-30.

Other qualifiers from Nakuru were Lady Winner Clementine Muli, Guest Winner John K. Kibet from Kericho, Staff Winner Allan Kirui, Junior Winner Daniel Kiragu and Lady Captain Shiro Kaine who won the wildcard. The wildcard was determined from a lucky dip of cards conducted during prize giving.

Amarpital was all smiles after victory and this is what he had to say: “I took it easy from the first tee-box and played my game with minimal pressure. I hit the fairways with vigor and putted really well. Representing my club at the KCB Karen Masters is a dream come true as it will give us the opportunity to interact and play alongside visiting Sunshine Tour professional golfers, I’m chuffed,” Amarpital said.

Andrew Chelogoi emerged the gross winner on a score of 32 points.Winner of the first nine on a score of 22 and playing off handicap 20 was Stephen Macharia from Njoro Country Club.

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Pro David Wakhu(left) receives eighty-five thousand shillings from Victoria Kamuren KCB Bank Kenya Regional Business Manager Great Rift after emerging the overall pro winner of KCB Road to Karen Master pro held at Nakuru Golf Club.

Second nine winner was handicap 11 Sahota Mandeep on a score of 21.

Longest drive best lady and man were Esther Karuga, and Dr. Mutai. Nearest to the pin honors went to John Kamais. 

Amateurs played an 18 hole stableford tournament while the pros competed in a two-day strokeplay tournament won by David Wakhu of Golf Park on a gross total of 5 under par 141.

During prize giving, KCB Bank  Kenya Regional Business Manager Great Rift Victoria Kamuren extended gratitude to Nakuru Golf Club for excellently hosting the fourth event of the series.

‘As KCB Bank, we are proud of our golf sponsorship over the years. For us golf is an avenue of networking with our current and potential customers.. We are keen to continue offering you the best banking experience across the region. On behalf of KCB Bank, I welcome you to the last rounds of  the Road To The Masters that will played at Royal Nairobi”, said Kamuren..

The KCB Road To The Masters series seen golfers traverse the country in the quest for earning a prestigious ticket to KCB Karen Masters Pro Am tournament. I take this chance to congratulate the all qualifiers so far and wish them the best of luck as they gear up to play golf alongside the Tour’s best.”

Royal Nairobi Golf Club will play host to the final round of the KCB Road To The Masters on June 15.

AMATEUR RESULTS

Overall winner: Sohata Amarpital (H21) 41 points

Lady Winner: Clementine Muli (H14) 37 points

Gross winner: Andrew Chelogoi (scratch) 32 points

Guest winner: John K. Kibet (H14, Kericho Club) 35 points

Staff winner : Allan Kirui (H22) 34points

Junior winner: Daniel Kiragu (H6) 34points

1st Nine winner; Stephen Macharia (H20) 22

2nd Nine Winner: Sahota Mandeep (H11) 21

Longest Drive Lady winner: Esther Karuga

Longest Drive Man winner: Dr. Mutai

Nearest To The Pin: John Kamais

PRO RESULTS

1. David Wakhu68, 73 (141) -5

2. Eric Ooko  (Royal Nairobi) 72, 70 (142) -4

T3. Dennis Saikwa  (Royal Nairobi) 72,71 (143)-3

T3. Dismas Indiza (Mumias) 70, 73 (143)-3

KCB Karen Masters ticket winners 

Overall winner..Sahota Amarpital.

Lady winner…Clementine Muli.

Guest winner -Kibet John
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Staff winner Alalan Kirui.

Junior Winner Daniel Kiragu
Wild card..Wanjiru Kaime lady captain..

 

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ROYAL DOES IT AGAIN AS THEY WIN 95TH EDITION OF TANNAHILL SHIELD IN STYLE

Posted on Monday, 22nd April 2019 in Golf News
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Royal Team wins the Tannahill Shield 2019.

By DANIELLA APIYO AND AMANDA DAMARIS

Defending champions, Royal Nairobi Golf Club Team has emerged the winner of the 95th Tannahill shield 2019. The tournament took place at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club over the Easter Weekend. The Royal team retained its position following stiff competition from Western and Mombasa who came in a close second and third respectively.

This was one of the most competitive Tannahill tournaments in recent years,’’ said Royal Nairobi Golf Club 2019 Team Captain Joseah Kogo.

He added: “We put up a good fight this year. It wasn’t easy but we managed to retain the title. The teams this year came out much stronger. The tournament has been gaining that competitive momentum and thus the stiff competition. Having won the title last year, we knew that we had to put in more work this year to ensure we did not lose the title.’’

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Royal Nairobi Team celebrates after winning the 95th Tannahill Shield 2019.

Royal was able to scoop 43 points and emerge top. Western came in a close second with 42 points leaving Mombasa to take the third position with 37 points.

Tannahill is the oldest golf tournament in Kenya having been hosted at Royal Nairobi Golf Club since 1924. Qualification into the tournament is by invitation only ensuring a field of some of the best amateurs in the country. The participating teams are drawn from the top clubs in Nairobi, with teams made up of members from clubs in Western Kenya and Mombasa competing over 3 rounds. The other teams that took place in the tournament included Muthaiga, Mombasa, Limuru, Sigona, Windsor and Railway.

The Royal Nairobi Golf Club team also won the Tannahill Junior title with 343 gross. Sigona took the second position with 345 gross and in third position was western Team with 349 gross.

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Joseah Kogo Royal Team Captain receiving the Title Shield from Betway’s Country Manager, Leon Kiptum.

‘’We appreciate the effort the Tannahill Shield has put over the years to grow and nurture golfing talent in the country,’’ said Leon Kiptum, Country Manager, Betway Kenya, “Betway Kenya sponsors sports events to provide an opportunity for amateur players to display their talent and be recognised for the future of their sporting careers. We congratulate all the teams for your great performance in this year’s tournament,’’ added Kiptum.

Betway Kenya was the title sponsor for the Tannahill Shield this year. Other sponsors for the tournament included Jamii Telkom, AAR Healthcare, Baseline and Glenlivet.

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