Mukhanji swing into KPA golf series opener victory in Kakamega

Home player Joel Mukhanji carded 43 stable ford points to win the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) golf series that teed off today at the Kakamega golf club.

Playing off handicap 20, Mukhanji sank 19 points and 24 points in the first and second nine for the title as the parastatal opened the doors for the series that will cut across the country.

He started on a bad note when he dropped two shots in one dropped one in both 2 and three, four and five before recovering with a par in the 6th. But it dropped two in the 7th and completed the last two with a bogey each in 8th and 9th to card 19 points in the outward nine.

His resumption was received, as he started with a par dropped one in 11th, 12th, 13th and 24th bogeyed in 15th parred in both 16th and 17th and completed the inward nine on 24 points.

Handicap 28 player Phelix Koech was the first runner-up with 42 points. With the tournament divided into three divisions, with Division having handicaps from 1-15 for men and 1-22 for ladies while division two consists of handicap 16-30 for men and women from handicap 23-36 for ladies and division three.

Rosemary Angote was the Division one winner on 40 points beating Logan Busolo on count back.

Elizabeth Akinyi was division two winner on 41 points as Griffin Owino was second with a point less.

In the third division, Valentine Gari won 41 points followed by kelvin wakwabubi on 40 points.

Charles Odoo was the staff winner with 32 points leading fellow staff members Jafeth Obonyo (31) and Amos Mbubi with 27 stable ford points.

Irene Shioya and Betty Bisonga were the first and second nine winners after scoring 23 and 21 points respectively.

Hawi Odoo and Briskern Amusala were first and second winners in the junior category on 36 and 33 points respectively.

Allan Mola and Faith Chemtai were longest drive men and lady’s winners with David Omollo scooping the nearest to pin title and Anyoka Bosire won the best effort title with 12 points.

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