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Great Rift to host 16th Leg of NCBA Golf Series

By , People Daily Digital
Saturday, September 18th, 2021 00:00 | < 1 min read
Dismas Indiza follows his shot during the 15th NCBA Golf Series event at the Kakamega Sports Club last week. Photo/PD/EDWIN OTIENO

EDWIN OTIENO

The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort will on, Saturday, host the ongoing NCBA Golf Series, becoming the 16th golf course to host the tournament.

A field of 100 golfers is expected to take to the challenging par-71 course, bringing to 2,000 the total number of golfers who have so far taken part in the tournament since its inception in January this year.

The Series, which has already been to Nakuru County courtesy of its outing at the Nakuru Golf Club, will see the participation of Great Rift Valley’s members and invited guests who will include NCBA bank’s top leadership.

The top five finishers at the event will qualify to play at the grand finale which will be held at the Karen Country Club in December this year.

So far, 70 players have booked their slots to play at the finale; among them two junior golfers who emerged overall winners in two of the past 14 seniors’ events.

Meanwhile, 31 junior golfers – who were top finishers at the two-day Junior Golf Tournament that was held in Karen as part of the series – have been invited to play at the Rome Classic tournament next month, and at the Big Five tournament in South Africa next year.

Among them, twelve have received invitations to play in Rome with the rest receiving invitations to play in South Africa. 

The twelve are: Agamjot Kaur, Chloe Cherono, Kanana Muthomi, Ashley Gachora,Javier Maroko, Mwathi Gicheru, Shashwat Harish, Ishan Samani, Junaid Manji, Lee Kimathi , Trevor Ngotho, and Krish Beiju. 

Speaking ahead of the Great Rift tourney, NCBA Group Managing Director, John Gachora said: “We are delighted to be back in Nakuru, once again, for our golf series this year.