Newly crowned Eldoret professional golfer Andrew Chelogoi will lead top golfers for Saturday’s Lady Captain’s prize on nine hole Eldoret golf club.
With Jane Koech’s two year term coming to an end, her end of tenure will be sponsored by Eldoret Water and Sanitation (ELDOWAS) with Koech set to hand the baton to Faith Mburu, who has been her vice captain.
Chelogoi, who is the chairman of the water company will be joining Elgeyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos will be leading county speaker Philemon Sabulei and his minister for Sports Anita Kimwatan in the Eldoret Water and Sanitation (ELDOWAS) sponsored tournament that will mark the end of tenure for lady captain Jane Koech who has served the club for the last one year.
Tolgos will be teeing off at 7:50 am alongside professor David Some M. Kiptoo and E Chemjor in the four-ball format while Sabulei, who won the County Assemblies Sports Association (CASA) title last year will tee off at 11:00 am with club chairperson Florence Murgor, former Kitale lady captain Ruth Kae and Lukas Talel after Kimwatan taking to the greens at 8:10 alongside Amos Butit, B. Kemboi and Rishi Shah.
Koech said her tournament has attracted top golfers from across the region and top players will give the much-needed support for the juniors who will be trying their best to match with the top players.
Am expecting a large turnout this Saturday. As an outgoing captain, I know I have done my best on the course as well as the club and wish the best for the incoming lady captain,” said Koech.
The rules of the club remain that the vice succeeds the captain once he or she leaves the office at the end of year with one year of service.
Lady captain herself will be teeing off on handicap 13 and is optimistic of great results and fan on the course.
“There is good grass and the weather currently is good for golf. Also, the greenkeepers have done their best job to ensure that the tournament is a success,” added Koech.
Fresh from winning Eldoret Ladies Open, the Golfer of the year event in Eldoret, Linah Shah, who was the Ladies captain in the past will also be in the mix.
After winning nett category on home course, Shah is expected to give men run of their skills.
Lady captains Prize Sponsored By ELDOWAS: 7:50 E. Chemjor, D. Some, M. Kiptoo, A. Tolgos; 8:00 Mani Sagoo, M. Natecho, Adash Shah, C. Ng’ang’a; 8:10 A. Butit, A. Kimwatan, B. Kemboi, Rishi Shah; 8:20 Lina Shah, R. Cuthbert, A. Modi, Nadia Lakhani; 8:30 H. Yego, J. Kibosia, N. Manji, B. Tororey; 8:40 Nilam Shah, G. Karira; 11:00 F. Murgor, R. Kae, L. Talel, P. Sabulei; 11:10 V. Mutei, R. Chemayiek, J. Kiprono, E. Kemboi; 11:20 S. Bett, F. Mburu, P. Kae, Ravi Shah; 11:30 G. Orgut, S. Miningwo, W. Kiprono, K. Kiptoo; 11:40 J. Kiplimo, K.M Koech, G. Njoroge, J. Koech; 11:50 A. Chelogoi, A. Lakhani, B. Simwa, E. Barno; 12:00 A. Kitur, S. Chepkwony, Kiran Shah, C. Tum; 12:10 B. Chemjor, F. Some, F. Kibor, W. Sugut; 12:20 K. Mutai, . Kitiwa, Kamal Shah, N. Orgut; 12:30 Ian Kae, J.K Serem, Kamal Manek, N. Tororei; 12:40 P.L Aggarwal, H.S Plahe, Ajay Shah, V.S Sagoo; 12:50 N. Aggarwal, S. Ngetich