Despite shooting a blank, Steven Njoroge redeemed his swing to win the 16th leg of NCBA golf series title on the par 72 Great Rift Valley Golf resort on Saturday.
Taking home advantage, Njoroge carded 39 stable ford points to claim the title that had attracted top professional golfers like Justus Madoya who is expected to tee off at the Safari Tour at Sigona this week in search of points ahead of Magical Kenya Open in March.
Playing off handicap 16, the win handed him a slot for the grand finale to be played at the Karen club in December.
Njoroge who blanked in hole four, which he said it was so difficult for him, but managed to emerge from the situation to win. His ball landed in the bush forcing him to shoot the blank.
“Despite all that I went through, it was very enjoyable, yet challenging,” said Njoroge.
“It was so hard for me where I made near the apron, but ended up blanking it. Playing today was very exciting because I had a very interesting team which took matter lightly,” he added.
Handicap 7 Njuguna Ndung’u posted 37 stable ford points to earn the men’s winner’s prize beating Robin Boyd Moss who was second on 36 points.
In the ladies’ category, Nicki Farqhurson carded 36 points to claim the category ahead of Nanice Gichinga on 32 points.
Playing handicap 17, Martin Nduati was the junior winner with 35 points and staff winner was won by Rehab Thuo with 39 points.
Gladys Karuri on 40 points was the guest winner followed by Michael Mwiti with 39 points and John Ng’ang’a (37) was third.
Douglas Karuri on 19 points was the first nine winner while Nick Downs claimed the back nine on 20 points.
Cate Kimiti won the longest drive ladies with James Boyd Moss returning to the podium for men’s title while nearest-to-the-pin challenge was won by Nancy Ndung’u.