With just four months after taking up golf as a career, Denis Rotich registered his maiden win on Saturday during Maurice Bisau golf Day on par 73 Kitale golf course.
Handicap 28 golfer played 66 net to win the tournament that attracted 43 golfers.
Rotich started badly in the inward nine with 38 net with a single par on hole 8 as well as a single double bogey, three triple bogey and four bogies before returning on the better side with three pars on holes 10, 13 and 17, a birdie on hole 11, three bogies and two double bogies for 28 net.
Playing on home ground, Rotich started took up golf and never looked back and has finally paid off.
“Once I took to the greens, I never looked back and finally, I have won. At the same time, my daily and weekend trainings did a wonderful job,” said Rotich.
Though he shook off the seasoned golfers though he admitted that the first three holes in the first nine he played with tension hence a slow start.
“I must say that putting was very good today and worked well for me. I played under tension since I was playing with experienced golfers and I have never played with them. But I played average to my handicap,” added Rotich who beat lady captain Hannah Rutenbar.
Playing handicap 08, Rutenbar played 72 net ahead of handicap 16 golfer Ali Babuh Kiptigoi on count back.
Plus two handicap golfer Philip Shiharsy won the longest drive men on hole 18 as Joyce Weche (33) won the ladies category before Babuh winning nearest to the pin prize.