NCBA Golf Series Heads to Thika Sports Club
Thika Sports Club will this coming Saturday play host to the latest leg of the 2022 NCBA Golf Series as the tournament that kicked off in February hits the homestretch.
In what will be the sixteenth event under the series, over 100 golfers will take to the 18-hole golf course as they aim to make the cut to play at the Series’ Grand Finale set for 9th December at the Muthaiga Golf Club.
Action at the ever-green golf course tees off early in the morning with the first group expected to take to the tee at 6:30 a.m.
Speaking ahead of the event, NCBA Group Managing Director John Gachora noted:
“As we head to Thika Sports Club this weekend, we expect some very entertaining golf action as we have had in the previous events. This being the 17th event, we are happy with how far we have reached with this series. We are proud to have offered many golfers across the country a chance to compete in the tournament, which is an opportunity for them to better their skills,” said Gachora.
“NCBA continues to be a leading supporter of golf in the country and we are happy that the sport continues to show incredible growth and acceptance in the country. We believe it has the potential to become a popular sport and we, therefore, want to be part of this journey as we aim to take the game to the next level, and indeed promote the country as a golfing destination,” he added.
The event follows the Muthaiga Golf Club Chairman’s Prize tournament sponsored by NCBA played this past weekend which also doubled up as a qualifier tournament for the series.
At the event, handicap 15 Sammy Nga’ng’a claimed the Division One winners’ prize with a score of 41 points. He beat Sam Mbori (handicap 18) who carded 40 points.
Claiming the top honours in the Division Two category was handicap 22 Adil Popat who won with 40 points on count-back, beating Paul Gondi (handicap 25).
Meanwhile, Olive Njagi’s 38 points were enough to earn her bragging rights among the ladies, while junior Martin Wanyoike (handicap 8) posted 34 points to claim the top spot in the juniors’ category.
The four became the latest addition to the list of winners who have qualified for the Grand Finale. So far, 79 players have qualified for the ultimate tournament and comprise the tournaments’ Division One, Division Two, Division Three, Juniors, and Ladies’ category winners.
So far, the NCBA Series has been held at Kenya Railways, Nyanza Club, Kitale, Serena in Uganda, Nakuru, Great Rift, Sigona, Karen, Royal, VetLab, Limuru, and Mombasa golf clubs.
Karen Country Club and Lake Victoria Serena, Uganda hosted two of the series’ three junior golf events with the final junior tournament set to be held on 15th – 16th December at Muthaiga Golf Club.
After the Thika tournament, attention will then shift to Muthaiga Golf Club for the Grand Finale on 9th December.