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Nandi Bears Chepkwony maintains the lead to win ABSA title in Kitale

Nandi Bears golf captain maintained round one lead to win the ABSA Bank Golf title that came to an end today on par 73 Kitale Golf club.

In the two day event, handicap 11 fired 139 nett to win the two day event tournament that teed off on Saturday where he fired 70 nett  ending on Sunday 69 where the lanky golfer managed to win in both round one and round two for the title.

In the first round, he fired a birdie in one, dropped in 2, 3, and 4 recovered with a par in 5, dropped two in 6th, leveled in 7th, dropping in 8th and 9th for 43 gross and in the second nine where he shot 38 gross with pars in 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 18th while he bogeyed in 12th and 17th for 70 nett.

In second round on Sunday, fired two birdies in the last round on 6th and 17th leveled in several holes and dropping one.

“Playing at home especially in the first KGU event will be advantageous for me and the club members who will be chasing the titles ahead of Magical Kenya Open golf championships,” added Chepkwony.

Former Kitale captain Stephen Malakwen won the men’s prize ahead of compatriot Ken Matonya with guest prize going to John Olunga from Karen club.

Kenya’s best lady golfer Naomi Wafula was the lady winner beating Josephine Chesang with Yusuf Omar winning Staff prize.

Nandi Bears’ Elly Barno was the gross winner with Kitale’s Paul Pembe walking home with nearest to pin title as Erick Koech, and Gakenia Kimani driving home longest drive men and women respectively on hole 18.

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