Chauhan wins eighth leg of Safaricom Golf Tour at Nyali

Monday, May 23rd, 2022 08:15 | By
Safaricom Head of Regional Sales and Operations Elizabeth Wasunna awards Kailesh Chauhan after winning the eighth leg of Safaricom Golf Tour at Nyali Golf Club. PD/GIBO ZACHARY

Nyali’s home-based golfer Kailesh Chauhan has been named the overall winner of the eighth leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour held at the par 71 Nyali Golf and Country Club course.

 Chauhan capitalised on his home course advantage to post 44 Stableford points to claim the top honors in the competition, beating his closest challengers John Stokes and Mary Kadu who all garnered 40 points to come second, also claiming the Men and Ladies winners’ categories respectively.

“First I wish to thank Safaricom for such a wonderfully organised event. I have been practicing for this tournament since last week and this also being my home club, means I understand the course inside-out. I played a great game; had great swings and I am happy to have emerged the winner of this leg of the Tour despite the strong challenge from my opponents.” said Chauhan.

Double bogies

Chauhan carded 24 points in the front nine and 20 points in the back nine courtesy of seven pars and double bogies to beat a field of 222 participants

 He becomes the eighth overall winner to book a slot in the finals to be to take place at Vipingo in August. He joins the 70 years old Don Riaroh of Karen, Alice Awiti, former caddie Cyprian Bundi, junior Golfer Leo Gitonga, Zain Manji, Lydia Jebichii, and Simon Kimatu, the winners of the other 7 legs.

Taking the Runners up Men and Ladies Categories were Alloyce Ogolla and Rose Njogu with  40 and 39 points respectively.

In other categories, Martin Mabuya claimed the Safaricom Staff Award after recording 39 points, with Beatrice Bisonga of Kakamega taking the guest winner award. William Kaguta and Terry Odoh settled for the longest drive contest award.

The Best first nine went to Paul Kinoti, with the best second nine award going to Joseph Kaguru, who garnered 22 and 24 points, respectively. Susan Stokes won Nearest to the pin award.

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