Kimani wins in Ruiru

By People Reporter
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
Ruiru Golf Club chairman Peter Mwaura tees off at the event. Photo/PD/ALICE MBURU
In summary

Edwin Otieno

Home player Anthony Kimani beat a large field of 247 players to emerge the overall winner of this year’s Ruiru Sports Club Chairman’s Prize at the weekend.

 Playing off handicap 28, Kimani amassed a total of 43 points to carry the day. 

 After his round, he alluded to better preparations as the reason behind his win. 

 “I was well prepared for the competitions,” Kimani said. “I was here on Thursday for another competition which I used to prepare for today’s encounter but also I think the balls heard my mother tongue and obliged,” said Kimani jokingly.

 In other results Isaac Githinji playing off handicap 10 emerged victorious in the men’s category A for players with handicaps between one and 12, winning by 37 points to see off stiff competition from handicap six Frank Munyuah who had 36 points and handicap four Bernard Omondi who managed 34 points.

Ciira Kiiyukia playing off handicap 14 won the men’s category B made up of players with handicap 14 to 20 after he posted 40 points.

The men’s category C comprising players with handicap 21 to 28 was won by KRA’s handicap 28 player Terra Saidimu on 39 points.

The ladies prize category saw handicap 31 Salome Mwaura walk home with the prize on 37 points after seeing off stiff competition from handicap 23 Catharine Gitonga who had 36 points and Millicent handicap 36 Nduati who managed 36 points.

Dan Lubanga playing off handicap 28 emerged as the men’s guest winner on 36 points while handicap 20 C. Agengo was the ladies’ guest winner on 32 points.

Handicap 19 D. Kitheka was the KCB Staff winner on 33 points while S. Nyaoke playing off handicap 20 won the KCB Guest winner category on 35 points.

Fredrick Wagura won the KRA Staff winner category while father Nicholas and Father Mwaura won the clergy and past chairman categories respectively.

Club chairman Peter Mwaura thanked the golfers, fans and sponsors for making the event a success. 

“It was an excellent outing, fielding about 250 golfers for a smooth play on the course.

This goes a long way in cementing Ruiru Club’s as an emerging golf hub,” said Mwaura.