Safaricom Golf Tour: 70 year Riaroh triumphs at Karen

Safaricom Golf Tour: 70 year Riaroh triumphs at Karen

The 70 year old Riaroh, who has been playing since 1974, was in his best form, picking up a birdie on the second, a hole in one and several pars, eventually topping the log with on 43 points.

Don Riaroh is the overall winner of the seventh leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour at the Karen Country Club on Saturday 14 May 2022.

The 70 year old Riaroh, who has been playing since 1974, was in his best form, picking up a birdie on the second, a hole in one and several pars, eventually topping the log with on 43 points.

Speaking after the event, Riaroh said, “My win didn't come as a surprise as I was here the day before, playing club night in preparation for the tournament."

He joins Alice Awiti, former caddie Cyprian Bundi, junior Golfer Leo Gitonga, Zain Manji, Lydia Jebichii, and Simon Kimatu in earning tickets to August’s grand finale at Vipingo.

Home golfer Koki Muia posted 39 points to emerge the Lady winner ahead of Pettie Ndolo, who carded 36 points.

Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa was awarded the men’s category award after scoring 40 points ahead of Thomas Bisonga who carded a total of 38 points. Willy Mastamet and Eunice Koome won the longest drive contest. Seth Oburu took home the Safaricom Staff Award after garnering 40 points and won the nearest to the pin award.

The tour heads to the Nyali Golf & Country Club in Mombasa on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2022.

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