What you need to know:
- In the Ladies category, Thika Sports Club’s Betty Mutua, playing off handicap 22, posted 33 points to claim the top honours ahead of Esther Mworia also 33.
- In Category B, Margret Warugongo (handicap 38) scored 45 points to emerge the winner. The Nines went to Christopher Andrea and Patrick Theche with 22 points each.
Limuru Country Club’s Dennis Maara Sunday posted a two rounds total of two over par 142 to win the Nyanza Open golf tournament (Hippo Pot) at the par 70 Nyanza Golf Club course, Kisumu.
Maara, who is also the Limuru Country Club captain, posted 70 in the first round and despite dropping a couple of shots in Sunday’s second and final round for 72, he still beat Joseph Gathumbi and Ben Omondi of Ruiru by six shots.
Gathumbi settled for the second place after beating Omondi on countback. Coming home fourth with a score of 150 was William Odeck, while finishing fifth was Geoffrey Karioki on 151 and following in sixth place was junior player Steve Orinda of Vet Lab Sports Club.
At Entebbe Golf club Uganda, Uganda's top amateur Joseph Cwinyaai beat defending champion John Lejirmah by three shots to clinch the 2021 Uganda Open Golf Championship.
Cwinyaai, who had carded rounds of 75, 73 and 71, produced a brilliant score of 68 in the closing round for a total of 287 gross, as Lejirmah, who led in third round after a 69, picked up a number of bogeys in the final round for a 75, which gave him an aggregate of 290 to settle for second place.
Ugandan Tom Jingo tied for third place with a score of 291with Zambia’s Chanda Bwembya, a shot better than Marvin Kibirige on 292. The pro event tees off Tuesday at the same venue.
Back home, Hamisi Hassan led John Ngugi, Dickson Kingi and Joseph Muhingo to post a team score of 138 points to be crowned the overall winners of the second leg of the Johnnie Walker Golf Series held on Saturday at the Thika Greens Golf Resort.
Coming in second place was the team of Collins Okun, William Musili, B Tororei and Jasan Ngatia, who managed a combined score of 131 points, one more than the team of Brian Masika, Bernard Macharia, Samson Mureithi and Dominic Chege.
Meanwhile, handicap 20 Samson Mureithi carded 41 points to emerge the winner in the Men’s Category A, beating handicap 14 Munge Karoki on countback. Claiming Category B was Dickson Kingi, playing off handicap 33 who posted 47 points.
In the Ladies category, Thika Sports Club’s Betty Mutua, playing off handicap 22, posted 33 points to claim the top honours ahead of Esther Mworia also 33.
In Category B, Margret Warugongo (handicap 38) scored 45 points to emerge the winner. The Nines went to Christopher Andrea and Patrick Theche with 22 points each.