Home player Charles Mwelese Matete emerged the overall winner of the 5th edition of MyShujaa golf tournament played today at the kakamega Sports Club in kakamega County.
Playing handicap 22, Mwelesi carded a solid 44 points to win the tournament sponsored by retired Bishop Oketch and family to mark the Mashujaa Day celebrations at the club.
Mwelesi started off with back to back pars in 1 and 2 pars 5 and 4 before sinking bogeys in 3, 4 and 5 pars 3, 5 and 3 with the rest of the bogeys to earn 20 points in the outward nine.
His return was good for the player, who enjoyed a home club advantage by sinking a solid 24 points when he started off with a bogey in 10th in par 5, recovered with a par in 11th par 4 with other bogeys in 12th pars 3 and 5, with firing in a birdies in 13th and 14th pars 5 and 3 then dropping a shot in all remaining holes apart from 17th and 18th pars 3 and 4 where he rolled in pars in each.
Event organizer Julius Oketch said that the tournament was good enough attracting top professionals in the country to celebrate junior golfers at the club.
Oketch said that the tournament has been growing yearly and hoping to improve on come next year.
“This was majorly meant to support the junior players in the country as well as environmental conservation. We have managed to host a successful tournament with all the big professionals gracing the event which was a plus for us, he said.