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John Chemogos shines at Agriseed golf in Kitale

Home golfer John Bore Chemogos swung into victory at the AgriSeed golfer tournament held on Saturday at par 72 Kitale golf course.

It was bad day in office for professional golfer Dismas Indiza who was using the event in preparations for Kenya Open golf championships next month as home players dominated the event that had attracted golfers from neibouring clubs of Eldoret and Nandi Bears.

John Chemogos being awarded

Handicap 17 golfer carded solid 39 points to emerge victorious when he played four pars, three bogies and two double bogies to finish the opening nine with 21 stable ford points and returned with two pars, a birdie, three bogies and three double bogies to finish the last half with 19 stable ford points.

He said he played under no pressure and did not take alcohol the previous night, waking up in good mood to propel his victory.

“It was a day like any other day and all holes accepted me. If you want to play well, avoid taking alcohol,” advised Chemogos.

He added that he had to play just like the normal game, since he knew pins had been placed badly therefore he played with fan.

Handicap 16 golfer George Rutto came in second with 38 (17-21 in each nine) points followed by Philip Shiharsy, handicap 03 who managed 36 (19-17) stable ford points beating handicap 21 Haron Ndegwa (19-17) on count back.

Handicap 10 golfer Eliud Weche was 5th overall with 35 stable ford points ahead of Vitalis Omwandho, playing handicap 17 was in 6th position, losing to Weche on count back. Zakari Nderitu and Saif Ali tied on 34 stable ford points for top eight finishers.

Eldoret Club’s Mildred Natecho won the longest drive prize while John Muhanji of Kitale club won the men’s prize on hole 16. Shiharsy won the nearest to the pin on hole 5. Eldoret’s Florence Murgor and Rurh Kae won the first and second nine prizes.

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