He bought new golf kits last week when he realized whatever he was using had won out. Kenneth Bollo came from the blues to win the Trans Nzoia Open Championships at par 73 golf course over the weekend.
Royal club’s Bollo became the first golfer to defend the Championships, the 6th meeting of Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC) he won last year.
On Sunday, Bollo played one under 72, the best score on the course for the last 18 holes of the 54 holes. He started badly on Saturday playing seven over 80 on round one and returned with three over 76 on second to end the championships with nine over 228.
The Kenya one golfer, the Golfer of the Year (GOTY) champion recorded his first win in the 19 series since the new season started. Despite facing challenges from other golfers, his poor swing, Bollo said defending the title was the best thing in his life, after finishing fourth on day one.
“It is not easy to defend the title since he was playing under pressure. I came here as an underdog. I didn’t come to win because my swing has not been good since the beginning of the season,” said Bollo praising his new kits for the good performance.
Even after losing the ball on hole two, he also faced challenges as a defending champion, he said the greens were somehow challenging for lack of uniformity.
“My swing has returned is now normal ready to face the rest. I also lost the ball on hole 2 but I relaxed and stayed focused plus good putting that paid off handsomely,” added Bollo as he shifts focus on Coronation Cup meeting in Nakuru in a fortnight.
Thika Sports golfer G. Gathumbi finished second playing eleven over 230 (80,74 and 76) followed by Vet Lab’s Edwin Mudanyio who lost on count back (77,80 and 73) who improved from 5th place on Saturday.
Isaiah Otuke of Vet Lab was fourth overall with twelve over 131 (79,76 and 76) beating Muthaiga’s Jeff Kubwa on Count back (79,80,74) to 5th overall.