Keitany beat Beat Bett on count back to win ABSA Golf title in Eldoret

An impressive second nine score of 25 points earned Jedidah Keitany for a total 45 stable ford points to emerge victorious at the ABSA Bank Golf tournament played today on a nine hole Eldoret golf club.

Her second nine scored relegated Susan Bett to second position on count back as former captain John Barorot sealed the podium with 41 points.

Playing off handicap 30, Keitany amassed 20 points in the opening nine when she started off with a blank, dropped two in the second, one in third, double bogeyed in 4th but recovered well with a par in the 5th. She lost the footing and dropped 2 in 6th and dropped one in 7th, 8th and 9th.

With stable swing and great putting in the second nine, she started off with bogey in 10th, level in 11th before she bogeyed in 12th 13th, 14th and 15th before dropping two in 16th, one in 17th and concluded the tournament with a par in 18 for 25 points.

She said that the tournament was well organized with good course making it easy for her to play well.

“Generally, it was a good day for me. And I played with great pair of Gilert Chebii who motivated me to play on that I can do it especially in the second round following my poor first round. I also had good preparations by practicing and dedication to the game,” said Keitany.

In other results, Kitale’s Faith Chemtai was the logest drive winner in Lady’s while Barorot was the men’s winner and nearest to pin title going to Mildred Natecho.

Besteffort was won by David Orgut with Kevin Bett walking home with Best junior.

Natecho on 21 points also won the first nine title while Charles Ng’ang’a was the second nine winner on 23 points.

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