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Nyaga flat opponents to win NCBA Golf title in Kitale

Kitale Golf Club’s Kevin Nyaga carded a round of 41 points on Saturday to top the leader board at the end of play to claim the Division One win of his home club’s leg of the 2022 NCBA Golf Series. 

He played two shots better than fellow clubmate, Emmanuel Omonya, who finished second in the category. Division one players are categorized as golfers who rank between handicaps zero and 15.9.

In the second division, John Bore Chemogos claimed the win, having carded a round of 41 points, edging out Josephine Chesang on countback to claim top honours in the category. Division two consists of golfers playing off handicaps 16-24.9.

In the third division, comprising golfers playing off handicap 25 and higher, Jason Angote carded 43 points to claim the win ahead of David Kipsaita, who ended his round with 41 points. 

Among the ladies, Mercy Njuguna carded 39 points to claim the win as Carlos Wakoli edged out the rest of the field to take top honours among the juniors. In the longest drive contest, Phillip Shiharsy and Phyllis Kisuna emerged the winners among the men and women golfers, respectively.

In the Nines, Clara Chesire and Patrick Thuo carded 23 points and 22 points in the first and second nine to claim top honours, respectively, as Elisha Mwei took the top honours in the nearest-to-the-pin contest. 

Among the staff, NCBA’s Group Director for Retail Banking, Tirus Mwithiga, was crowned the winner, having carded a round of 30 points. 

The Series moves to the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort over the coming Easter weekend for the fourth leg, as part of NCBA Group’s 2022 plans to take the Series across the region. 

The event will feature a junior golf tournament where over 70 juniors from Kenya and Uganda, aged six to 18 years, will participate. The event is organized in partnership with the US Kids Golf and will serve as a qualifier for the Venice Open, which will be held in August this year. 

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