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Mike Kisia wins Coronation Trophy in Nakuru

Mike Kisia fired seven birdies plus and numerous pars to claim the Coronation Trophy, the Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC) played over the weekend on par 73, Nakurku golf club.

With golfers forced to play 36 holes instead of 54 due to too much rainfall that pounded on the course on Saturday, Kisia extended day one lead with two under par 71 to claim the title beating defending champion John Karichu and KAGC champion Edwin Mudanyi.

Golfers ball logged between the benches. Photo courtesy-Great Rift golfing society WhatsApp.

On Saturday, the golfers were to play two rounds of 36 holes but they only played 18 due to rain and added another 18 on Sunday and final round. Kisia played level par 73 on the final round, completing the two rounds with two under par 144.

In round one, Kisia started off well with two birdies in holes five and nine, six pars and two bogeys in the opening nine and added other two birdies on holes 13 and 17, six pars and two bogeys in the last nine.

In the last nine, Kisia fired three birdies on holes seven, nine and sixteen, 12 pars and three bogeys for level par 73.

He said that he is targeting the overall title after it slipped him last year by a whisker.

“This year, I have to do something great and I have startded from this club. If I win three consecutive meetings’ I will go top and become the champion,” said Kisia.

Kisia beat his closest rival Paul Muchangi with six shots. Limuru’s Muchangi fired four over 150 in the two rounds of three and one over par 76 and 74 respectively to finish second.

Selected results

  1. Mike Kisia (Vet Lab) 71, 73=144
  2. Paul Muchangi (Limuru) 76, 74=150
  3. Simon Njogu (Railway)-76, 75=151
  4. Robinson Owit (Vet Lab)-74, 77=51
  5. Peter Rimui (Thika Sports)-80, 73=153
  6. Dennis saikwa (Royal)-77, 76=153
  7. Edwin Mudanyi (Vet Lab)-77, 76=155
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