Muraya shines at Nakuru weekend NCBA golf series

Monday, May 23rd, 2022 23:52 | By
Twenty-year-old Kenneth Muraya (right) receives his Division One winner’s trophy from Tirus Mwithiga, NCBA Group Director for Retail Banking, during the Nakuru Golf Club leg of the 2022 NCBA Golf Series at the weekend. PHOTO/ GIBO ZACHARY

Twenty-year-old Kenneth Muraya from Nakuru Golf Club carded an excellent round of 39 points during his club’s leg of the 2022 NCBA Golf Series at the weekend to claim a win in the Division One category of the event.

He becomes the first junior golfer to claim the category win in the Series, joining an illustrious list of juniors from last year’s Series who have recorded a similar feat.

Playing off handicap 11, he carded 18 points on the first nine to combine with 21 on the back nine to clinch the category win on countback, ahead of club-mate David Kiiru, playing off handicap six, who finished second with similar points haul.

For his part, David, who won the Nakuru leg of the NCBA Golf Series last year, carded 19 and 20 points on the first and second nine respectively.

Speaking after the event, Kenneth thanked NCBA for the opportunity to take part in the Series saying he looks forward to playing at the Series grand finale.

His win is a confirmation that the future of Kenyan golf is in the hands of junior golfers and justifies NCBA’s continued focus on the development of Junior golf in Kenya.

A commitment that NCBA Group Director, John Gachora, reiterated at the launch of the 2022 series earlier this year.

“The NCBA Golf Series has the objective of growing and supporting the sport not only for adults but also for our juniors. We will continue to provide a platform for junior golfers to develop their skills and qualify to compete at international events,” he said.

In the second division, Gurtej Sahota – playing off handicap 20 - claimed the win in the category having carded a round of 39 points.

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