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Mwangangi shine on home turf at Konza InvesTeeing in Machakos

Machakos Golf Club’s David Mwangangi was on Saturday crowned the winner of the inaugural Konza InvesTeeing Golf Series after he topped the leaderboard of his home club’s leg of the series.

 The handicap 14 golfer carded an impressive round of 42 points to claim the spot, 1 point ahead of his nearest challenger, handicap 4 Jackson Nzioki, who ended the round with a haul of 41 points to claim the member runner up position. Nzioki’s efforts were enough to keep his closest compatriot Joseph Kavivya, at handicap 23, at bay and third in the member category with 40 points. Ranking fourth in the member category was handicap 28 Stephen Kisevu who garnered 39 points, beating others on countback (C/B).

In the ladies’ category, handicap 22 Jane Kiiti, was the crowned winner after she carded a round of 35 points; two ahead of handicap 30 Rehema Okal who took the runner-up spot with 33 points.

Among the guests, handicap 12 Feisal Lasker was crowned the winner with 35 points with handicap 25, Allan Kirui, who carded a round of 35 points C/B to take the runner-up spot in the category.

In the nines, Stephen Makau and Enoch Kimeu were crowned winners in the first and second nine contests with 22 points and 23 points respectively. In subsidiary events, Catherine Wambui was the longest drive winner among the ladies, while H. Kip was the winner in the men’s contest. Kyalo Munyao was the nearest-to-the-pin winner.

8 players won the two clubs record. The players include handicap 8, Nderitu Macharia, handicap 2, Francis Muthiani and handicap 11, Major General (Retired) Ambassador Joseph Musomba. Each of the players won 8 golf balls.

The Machakos Golf Club event is Konza Technopolis Development Authority’s (KoTDA) 5th golf event and the first in the Konza InvesTeeing Golf Series calendar. The tournament took place against the backdrop of the recent unveiling of KoTDA’s second strategic plan 2021-2025, which seeks to accelerate the impact of Konza Technopolis.

109 players took to the par-72 Machakos Golf Club.

As part of the event, KoTDA led by its Chairman, Architect Dr. Reuben Mutiso held a tree-planting exercise at the new range which is being developed at the Machakos Golf Club. The initiative, which was started in 2017, seeks to encourage tree-planting activities across the country with the aim of helping enhance Kenya’s forest cover by 2022.

Speaking at the event, Arch. Dr. Mutiso said:

“At KoTDA, we believe that golf is a good sport to undertake investor outreach. We are mounting a series of golf events in the country to support our efforts to attract, onboard and retain key investors, which is the first of the three pillars in the recently launched second strategic plan.”

“The Konza InvesTeeing Golf Series gives us an opportunity to change the perception that Konza Technopolis is only for international investors. We are inviting all Kenyans of goodwill to invest in the opportunities at Konza Technopolis.” Dr. Mutiso added.

On his part, Machakos Golf Club Captain, Joe Mboya hailed the partnership that KoTDA has had with Machakos Golf Club over the last five years.

“Over the last five years, KoTDA has provided continuous investor education that has shown that Konza Technopolis’ investment opportunities are also available for the local investor community. The Machakos Golf Club is now looking to partner with KoTDA to move golf into the Konza Technopolis.”

The Konza InvesTeeing Golf series now moves to the Karen Country Club for the second golf event in the newly unveiled golf serie

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