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Samuel Njoroge wins third title in Kericho

Samuel Njoroge extended his round one lead to complete his third win in the Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC) during the Tea Field golf tournament that came to an end today on par 71 Kericho golf course.

The Kenya Railways golfer played level par 71 in the first round on Saturday and today, the golfer played five over 76 to win the title with six over 147 gross, the third in the 2018 KAGC series.

Njoroge started his prowess with Nyanza championships popularly called Hippo Pot before taking Karen Challenge at Karen club, which was a back to back win and today’s win will propel him to the top three in the table standing.

In the first round, Njoroge shot level with three birdies, four pars a double bogey and triple bogey before adding two birdies, six pars and a bogey to take a three shot lead against Limuru’s John Kariuki on 74.

Reigning KAGC champion Edwin Mudanyi from Vet lab came in second with seven over par 149 beating Karichu on count back. Mudanyi fired four over 75 in the iopening round and three over 74 in the last round while Karichu sunk three over par 74 in the first round and four over par 75 in the last round.

Limuru’s John Kariuki played the lowest gross of one over par 72.

Selected final results

  1. 147 Samuel Njoroge (Railways)-71, 76
  2. 149 Edwin Mudanyi (Vet lab) -75, 74
  3. 149 John Karichu (Limuru)-74, 75
  4. 154 John Kariuki (Limuru)-82, 72
  5. 154 John Leljirma (Railways)-80, 74
  6. 156 Robinson Owiti (Vet Lab)-80, 76
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