Limuru's Gitonga Claims Division One Win at NCBA Golf Series
Limuru Country Club’s Wambui Gitonga carded a round of 40 points on the thirteenth event of the 2022 NCBA Golf Series at her home club on Saturday to claim the win in the division one category.
Playing off handicap 18, Wambui’s effort was enough to fend off the challenge by club captain Gitau Ngaruiya, who closed his round with 39 points, playing off handicap 13.
In the second division, Gitiria Kamau, playing off handicap 36, carded a round of 43 points to top the division ahead of Dr. Gachuno, playing off handicap 26, who ended his round with a haul of 37 points.
In the third division, Maria Maali, playing off handicap 40, carded a total of 38 points to seal the win ahead of James Kabiru, who managed 37 points playing off handicap 39.
Among the lady golfers, 12-year-old junior Mumbi Gatu, playing off handicap 31, carded a round of 35 points to fend off his challengers to emerge as lady winner.
At the same time, Victory Waiyaki has crowned the winner in the junior golfers’ category, having carded 36 points.
Meanwhile, Mark Wambugu and Julius Wokabi took top honours in the first and second nine with 22 and 25 points in the first and second nine respectively.
In the longest drive contest, Kevin Wangong’u and Stella Gathigia were the day’s winners in the men’s and ladies’ categories, while Jeniffer Ngure won the nearest to the pin contest.
James Mugo emerged the winner in the Staff contest having carded a round of 44 points playing off handicap 25.
The Limuru leg was the thirteenth in the 2022 edition of the NCBA Golf Series which will culminate in a grand finale tournament where the top four winners will enjoy a fully sponsored golf tour at The Fan Court Golf Estate in South Africa.
Commenting on the Series, NCBA Group Property Finance Manager, Stella Mutai, said:
“Today’s golf was one of the best in the series so far. With over 200 golfers having registered for the event, it just shows the level of acceptance that the series has had so far. As a bank that is interested in the sport, we are proud to see how far the sport of golf has come in this country, and we look forward to seeing even more development in this space in future years. The journey to making the sport of golf great is just beginning. We need to continue to work together in order to make it even better,” said Mutai.
The Series now moves to the Mombasa Golf Club on October 8th for the fourteenth leg.