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Sigona hosts NCBA Golf Series Grand Finale

Friday, December 1st, 2023 02:30 | By
NCBA Group Managing Director John Gachora follows the path of his tee shot at the Great Rift Valley Golf Resort during one of the legs of the NCBA Golf Series. PHOTO/ SPORTPICHA

Stage is set for the climax of the 2023 NCBA Golf Series as the picturesque 18-hole Sigona Golf Club plays host to the series’ Grand Finale today.

The eagerly anticipated event will see golfers who triumphed in their club competitions gather for the ultimate showdown, competing for the series top honours in the Overall, Men’s, Ladies’, and Junior categories.

This year’s Grand Finale has a total prize pool of Kes 300,000, with each of the three top finishers— the Overall Winner, Men’s Category winner, and Ladies’ Category winner— receiving Sh 100,000 cash prize.

Among the golfers who are expected to put up a strong challenge to the title include Kevin Mbatia of Railway Golf Club, who clinched the overall victory in his home club’s leg, and Limuru’s duo of Paul Muchangi and John Kariuki, who demonstrated their prowess with impressive scores of 73 and 76 gross, respectively, during their club’s tournaments.

All eyes will also be on the skilled scratch golfer John Odhiambo from Royal, Muthaiga’s Evans Vitisia, Kitale’s Isaac Gitonga, Wade Kilburn and Paul Kaguamba from Karen, among others, who delivered top performances in their respective home club’s tournaments. They will aim to build on their commendable performances at their home club’s tournaments.

Among the ladies, Noni Wanyee, winner of the ladies’ category at Limuru Golf Club, Kakamega’s Lydia Aketch, and Vetlab’s Mary Karano are also expected to return top scores at the tournament.

Commenting on the preparations, the Sigona Golf Club Captain Pratik Sanghrajka stated: “The tournament preparations are in their final stages, and the course is in excellent condition, thanks to the ongoing rains. We are ready to welcome the finest amateur golfers for great day of golf and we look forward to the tournament.”

NCBA Group Managing Director, John Gachora, expressed his excitement, stating, “This has been a wonderful journey for us since we set sail in March this year. The Grand Finale marks the culmination of a highly successful golf series that kicked early in the year. With top amateur players from across the country set to battle it out, we can expect nothing but the very best of what the series has had to offer.”

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