Zack Ndeirtu played a total of 145 nett to win the Kenya Seed Classic golf tournament that ended today at the Kitale golf club.
Playing on home turf, Nderitu beat a host of golfers to win an in-calf heifer in the two day event with golfers taking on 36 holes on the bushy course with long fairways.
Teeing off on handicap 13, sunk 72 nett in the first round before adding 73 in the second round to claim the title from defending champion Dickson Masindano.
In the last round of first nine, Nderitu shot a birdie, four bogeys and four pars to finish on 46 and returned with back to back three pars, a bogey, double pars another bogey before finishing with a par and a double bogey.
“Today I did not plan to win since I have not been practicing after I picked an injury on my toe. But I played with Saturday top finishers (Ian Nzomo and Pradip Shah who finished first and second respectively) whom I told them that I was escorting them before realizing that they escorted me,” said Nderitu.
Playing in his former employer, the Indian ambassador Willy Bett finished second with 146 nett. After finishing third on Saturday’s round one, three under 70, he played 76 in the last round beating teenager Naomi Wafula on count back to complete the podium before Phylis Kisuma completed the prize list with 147 nett.
After winning round one with Nzomo collected the Saturday winner’s prize with 67 nett as John Muhanji scooped the Sunday’s prize with 70 nett.
Eldoret’s Aaron Kitur won the longest drive as Wafula stepped on the podium again to receive longest drive women.
Nandi’s A. Anyonyi won the guest’s prize as Fred Oloibe took home staff prize.