High Scoring during NIC Golf Day at Limuru Country Club

High Scoring during  NIC Golf Day at Limuru Country Club

High Scoring during NIC Golf Day at Limuru Country Club

High scores characterized the NIC Bank Golf Day held at the Limuru Country Club this past weekend. With over 200 golfers playing in fair weather conditions and the golf course set up rather easy for the weekend golfers, scoring was high. Lady golfer, Rose Gitau, playing off a handicap of 12 set the ball rolling with a blistering 41 stable-ford points made up of 21 and 20 points. 

Gitau had a bad start to her round, carding a double bogey on the difficult par-four opening hole, she quickly made amends posting two birdies on the par-4 second, a relatively short hole and the par-3 fifth, achallenging, well bunkered hole with a two-tier green. On the back nine, Gitau posted five pars and a birdie on the par-5 15th to finish with 41 points.

Speaking after her round Gitau said she was impressed by the condition of the golf course. “The staff at Limuru have worked very hard to keep the course immaculate, it is a great effort given the current weather conditions,” Gitau said. “I played well today, perhaps motivated by the great NIC Bank sponsorship, I trust the sponsors found our club to be fitting hosts and that they will return next year.”

Two golfers, Suryo Diyon and Noni Muhire, both playing off handicap-15, posted 40 points; both golfers played even rounds posting 20 points on each nine and both players posted 7-pars each through their rounds. Diyon made a lone birdie on the downhill par-4 11th hole whilst Muhire made three birdies on the par-5 third hole, at the par-4 10th and at the dogleg right par-4 12th. Muhire, who was playing off a handicap-21 in February this year, has been playing super golf, managing tolower her handicap by a commendable 7-shots!

Limuru’s Chief Warrior and Vice Chairman, Yassin Awale had a good round finishing with 39 points off a handicap of eight. The experienced Awale, a member of the Limuru Tannahill team, put together a brilliant round dropping only five-strokes in 18-holes of golf. On the opening nine, Awale finished 3-over par gross, failing to score on the seventh, eighth and ninth holes. On the back nine, he maintained a tidier card, dropping only two 3-strokes and finishing strong with a birdie on the par-5 18th. Janetta Mwangialso finished with 39 points.

The NIC Bank Golf series now heads to the Nakuru Golf Club before moving to the Thika Sports Club, the Mombasa Golf Club, Eldoret Club, Sigona Golf Club and the nine hole Kiambu Golf Club.

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