Home player Wambui clinches victory at Ruiru Golf Club
Ruiru home player Mary Wambui carded a round of 42 points to top the leader board and emerge overall winner at the penultimate event of the 2021 NCBA Golf Series at Ruiru Golf Club.
Playing off handicap 32, Wambui became the second lady golfer to be crowned overall winner across the Series which teed-off in January this year. She joins an illustrious list of 20 other overall winners in the Series – which has now featured 21 seniors’ events and one junior golf tournament.
Her effort saw her brush off the charge by fellow club mate, Samuel Njuguna – playing off handicap 15, who also carded a round of 42 points to emerge the winner in the men’s category. Njuguna finished the round two points better than Joseph Kamiri, playing off handicap 19, who carded 40 points to emerge runner-up in the men’s classification.
In the ladies’ category, Ruth Kamau, playing off handicap 13, was crowned the winner with a score of 42 points ahead of Catherine Gitonga who ended the round with 42 points to claim the runner-up position in the category.
In the nines, Thagichu Kiiru, playing off handicap 18, and Mwangi Mukururi, playing off handicap 25, bagged the bragging rights in the first and second nines respectively with 23 points apiece.
Among the NCBA Group staff, Tirus Mwithiga – Group Director for Retail Banking playing off handicap 18, was crowned best of the rest having carded a round of 34 points. He now has a hattrick of ‘staff winner’ triumphs in the Series. Meanwhile, junior golfer George Wandera, playing off handicap 33, was crowned the best in his category after carding a round of 20 points.
In the longest drive contest, Charity Njoroge was crowned the winner among the lady golfers as Willy Biwott claimed the top honours among the men. In the nearest-to-the-pin contest, Sylvester Ondiek was crowned the winner.
222 golfers took to the course taking the total number of golfers to feature in the tournament to 2, 822. The top five finishers at the event – overall winner, men winner and runner-up and ladies’ winner and runner-up – join 100 other golfers who have qualified to play at the Series’ grand finale which will be held at the Karen Country Club on December 3rd this year.
The tournament will conclude with a second junior golf tournament that will be staged at the Muthaiga Golf Club from the 9th to the 10th of December this year.
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