Obonyo claims Division One victory of NCBA Golf Series in Mombasa
The 16th leg of the ongoing 2022 NCBA Golf Series saw handicap 16 Japheth Obonyo claim the Division One victory at the 71-par Mombasa Golf Club course, ending his day with a round of 38 points.
Obonyo fended off a late threat from his nearest challenger Aloise Ogola who posted 37 points on count back.
In Division Two, handicap 36 Rishi Dodhia’s 46 points were enough to earn him the top honours, edging out Sheel Dodhia (handicap 23) who posted 40 points.
In the third division, Diana Nthiwa playing off handicap 53 was the champion having carded a round of 30 points. She beat handicap 44 Jackline Mutahi who posted 25 points to emerge second. On the other hand, handicap 29 Caroline Munyi carded 34 points to emerge the winner in the Ladies Category while Fidel Wasike (handicap 25) posted an impressive 37 points to claim the bragging rights among the juniors.
In the Nines challenge, handicap 20 Dhanji Pindolia and handicap 23 Paul Munyao were the stars in the first and second nine respectively.
Speaking during the prize-giving ceremony, Lennox Mugambi, NCBA Group Director for Asset Finance said: “We are delighted with the progress since this competition began, and we wish all golfers success in their efforts to be crowned champions at the end of this tournament,” said Mugambi.
“We have indeed pushed ourselves hard to create an atmosphere where excellence is the norm, where the spirit of competition is always high and where we are always striving for excellence as far as golfing standards are concerned. I can only hope that this will be just the beginning of many more days like these in our future,” he added.