In an all Vet Lab derby final, Mike Kisia and Isaiah Otuke paired well to dethrone regining Nairobi District Foursome Golf champions Edwin Mudanyi and Robinson Owiti a hat-trick.
Mike Kisia and Isaac Otuke denied Edwin Mudanyi and Robinson Owiti their third Nairobi District Foursome Golf championships title that came to an end on Sunday evening at Muthaiga golf club.
In an all Vet Lab derby final, Kisia paired well with Otuke to dethrone Mudanyi and Owiti from winning a hat-trick win of the championships that kick-start the 2019 Kenya Golf Union (KGU) 2019 calendar especially at the Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC) that starts off on 18th to 19th January at Sigona’s Sigona Bowl.
Leading Vet lab A, Mudanyi and Owiti won the 2017 and 2018 titles but lost to Vet Lab B of Kisia and Otuke.
Despite losing, Owiti said they have never encountered heavy challenge like today following stiff challenge from club members.
“This was the final of all finals of the championships. We came out strong but they were better on the last 18 hole to take the title,” said Owiti, the former Kenya captain.
Apart from the pair losing, Owiti and Mudanyi were happy that the title did not go to any other club but to Vet Lab.
“We lost the title but the trophy will be safe at Vet Lab. It would be have been bad if other club had won the trophy. It is still at home where it belongs,” said Owiti.
The champions-Otuke and Kisia defeated J. Kimani and John Kariuki from Limuru on the 19th hole play-off to at the semifinal while runners up Mudanyi and Owiti toiled until the 20th hole play-off to edge out home based Muthaiga B pare of Mutahi Kibugu and J. Gitonga.
Mudanyi, the 2017 KAGC champion had mixed results in 2018, winning Manchester Salver and Mount Kenya championships while his pair Owiti won Limuru Open championships and Railways Invitation.
Vet Lab B, Kisia won Coronation Trophy in Nakuru.