Ten year old Ryan Tolgos top Eldoret

Junior players dominated the second leg of KCB East Africa Golf Series at the nine hole, Eldoret golf club over the weekend.

Ryan Tolgos, the son of the former Elgeyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos defeated another junior player Kipchirchir Kiprop for top two positions in a tournament that attracted over 200 golfers on the par 71 golf course.

The ten year old carded a solid 49 stable ford points to lift the title with a whopping 30 points in the first nine and 19 in the second.

Playing handicap 36, Tolgos said that he had a good start but managed to flop in the second nine, however, that did not stop his ambitions to shine where he was cheered by his siblings Susan, and Hope as well as his father.

“I played well in the first nine but the second nine I was very tired because I did not play as expected. However the win is what is the most important aspect,” said Tolgos.

He said that to achieve what many did not manage, he attributed the victory to various training sessions at the club.

“I have been training and when I heard of the big tournament, I went to the range with long shots to prepare for today and I have won,” he said.

Inspired by his father, Tolgos said that the father is the pillar in his golf career that has just begun “My dad is an inspiration. And for me to maintain this, I have to practice more and keep my mind in the game. He has impacted me in training and giving me more knowledge and support,” he said.

Playing handicap 34, was another ten year old Kiprop who managed to finish in the second position with 45 stableford points before Wesley Kiprono, playing in the last flight completing the podium on 42 stable ford points ahead of serial winner Amos Butit (41) and former lady captain Faith Mburu with 40.

Nyanza’s Nicholas Okello was 6th with 39 who beat Dr Felix Tarus on count back with Michael Chebii following with 38 as another junior Adrian Tororei (37) and Moses Tanui in that order.

In other prizes, Gracemary Karira and Kenneth Serem were longest lady and men winners on hole 17 while Faith Chmutai was the nearest pin prize winner as Kiprop Kipchirchir managed to win the overall gross title with 45

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