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Kenya Amateur Golf: Edwin Mudanyi clinches Manchester Salver title

Edwin Mudanyi won the Manchester Salver golf tournament, the 16th leg of Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC) to cement his lead on the log.
Vetlab golfer beat club mate and defending champion Robinson Owiti on the par 71 Eldoret golf course on Sunday to take the title again to Vetlab for the second time in a row inn the Mediheal Gropu of Hospitals Sponsored tournament.

Handicap +1 golfer played two over 73 to add his level he played on Saturday to round up the day with two over 144 ahead of Nyanza Open in a fortnight, followed by Uhuru Shield before closing the year with Nyali Open in Nyali Club.

He started played one over in the front nine and added another one over in the second nine to round off the event with two over.
Coming to Eldoret as the series leader with 371.5 points, Mundayi leads by two shots against his competitors on day one.

He started with a back to back pars before shooting a bogey on hole 3 par 3, registering eight pars in the front.

He bogeyed on hole 11 but a but recovered with a birdie on hole 12 dropped a shot on 13, back to back birdies on holes 14 and 15 to bring him back to the game and completed with all pars.
Mudanyi said her decided to keep it cool after the birdies since the course was good and playable.

“The greens were playable, the pins today were a bit tight but I really tried to use my knowledge since a man old boy here and it was good and followed. My game plan was the same playing away from the pins that is why I shot low scores that I expected,” said Mudanyi.

As Nyali defending champion and second finisher at Uhuru Shield, Mudanyi promised to do well and register good results in other places.

Ruirui’s Bernard Omondi was second with five over 147 followed by Vetlab’s Mike Kisia with six over 148 before Nandi Bears’ Tom Atuma coming fourth with seven over 149.

Results
Edwin Mudanyi (Vetlab)-71, 73=144
Bernard Omondi (Ruiru)-73,74=147
Mike Kisia (Vetlab)-74,74)=148
Tom Atuma (Nandi Bears)=74,75=149

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