Nakuru, August 15, 2021: Handicap 12 David Kiiru was crowned overall winner of the eleventh NCBA Golf Series that was held on Saturday at the par-73 Nakuru Golf Club.
He carded an excellent round of 41 points – one ahead of the nearest challenger.
David becomes the eleventh winner of the series, booking himself a spot to play at the Series grand finale which will be held in December this year at the Karen Country Club.
Close on his heels was fellow clubmate, handicap 28 Kulveer Singh who posted 40 points after the round to claim the winner’s spot in the Men’s category ahead of Sajiil Shah, handicap 24, who took the runner-up spot in the category with 38 points.
In the ladies’ category, handicap 26 Susan Ikua emerged the winner having finished the round with an impressive round of 40 points; one shy of David Kiira – the event’s overall winner. Handicap 34 Ann Nduati posted a round of 38 points to claim the runner-up spot in the category.
In the juniors’ category, handicap 18 Charles Kamais carded a round of 38 points to emerge the winner; while NCBA’s Rahab Thuo, at handicap 33, was the staff winner having carded an excellent round of 40 points. Among the guests, handicap 31 Elidy Wangeci was crowned the winner with 35 points.
In the Nines, Francis Kioni and S. Chege were the star players with 20 and 21 points in the first and second nines respectively.
In the subsidiary events, Luther Kamau was the winner in the longest drive contest for men, while Eleanor Wambui was the winner in the ladies’ event. Mathew Maiyo took home the nearest to the pin award, as Leonard Mambo won the best effort award with 11 points.
The event drew the participation of 109 golfers, taking place just before the Series turns its focus to the first of two junior clinics and tournaments in the calendar. Over 1600 golfers have so far taken part in the Series across the eleven participating clubs.
Speaking at the event, Tirus Mwithiga, Group Retail Banking Director, NCBA said:
“We have had over 1,600 golfers who have participated in this Series, and we are grateful to everyone who has been a part of the tournament. We have got another eleven legs to go, and for those that who play well across the events, we will see all of them again in action at the Karen Country Club for the Series finale.”
Commenting on the Junior Golf Clinic and Tournament slated for the 23rd and 24th of August at the Karen Country Club, Tirus noted:
“Registration for the junior event is ongoing on our website for all eligible junior players and we believe the event will be a fantastic outing for the junior golfers. The future of golf is not us: it is those juniors who will keep the fire burning.”