Jackson Kiprono wins Road to Karen Masters in Eldoret

Jackson Kiprono joined a host of other golfers to the second edition of KCB Karen Masters after winning the third leg Road To Karen masters staged on par 71 Eldoret golf club.

Playing on home club, Kiprono fired 39 stable ford points to clinch the slot for next month’s KCB Karen Masters at Karen Golf club, which is part of Sunshine Tour.

A team of six golfers selected from Eldoret ahead of Karen Masters

Handicap 20 player will be joined by first runner up Kamal Manek (Eldoret), Simony Chepkwony (Eldoret), celebrating her birthday Jane Koech (Eldoret), Eliud Siganga (Kakamega) and N. Ong’alo (Kakamega).

Manek was the men’s winner with 39 points after losing to Kiprono on count back, Chepkwony  after finishing third with 38 points, Koech, who is also serves the lady captain  will be travelling after winning lady’s prize, Siganga as staff winner and Ong’alo was the guest winner with 39 stable ford points.

The champion Kiprono, became the third winner after Christopher Kiai and Christopher Young won in Ruiru and Limuru meetings respectively.

Kiprono fired a bogey in the opening hole followed by a host of pars and bogeys to take the first nine with 19 stable ford points and returned in the back nine with a number of double bogeys to secure 20 stable points on the nine hole golf course.

“I had challenges on holes 3 and 5 due to water ways and trees but I finally managed to win the title,” said Kiprono.

In other prizes Amos Bore was the first nine winner with 20 points as S. Nanji, who shot two birdies in both nines on holes 7 and 16, took the second nine prize with 21 points.

George Njoroge won the nearest to the pin as Sunjay Dodhia won the men’s longest drive.

The next Road To Karen Masters will be staged in Mombasa.

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