Aura leads Kakamega team to KCB EA Golf crown at home
In Kakamega,Club Chairman Dr. Catherine Aura led her team to qualify for the finals set for November after they returned a combined score of 114 points, to clinch the overall title.
The KCB East Africa Golf tour will next head to Nyanza for the 6th leg to be held at the Nyanza Golf Club on the weekend of 9th to 11th June.
This, after successful legs at the Vet lab, Eldoret, Limuru, Railway Golf Club Nairobi and last weekend at the Kakamega Golf club.
In Kakamega, Club Chairman Dr. Catherine Aura led her team to qualify for the finals set for November after they returned a combined score of 114 points, to clinch the overall title.
Aura’s team comprising of Ronald Omondi, Beatrice Otieno, and Derek Mwaura will also be joined by Sanjiv Walias, Dr. Protus Oketch, Justus Oyiengo and Logan Busolo who returned a total of 110 points to emerge second. The two teams will participate in the tour’s grand finale slated for November this year at the Karen Country Club in Nairobi.
Speaking in Kakamega after being crowned winners, Dr. Catherine Aura said: “This is a well-deserved win for us. Throughout the last week, we had been practicing as a team to sharpen our skills and get ready for the series. I can say teamwork and our passion for the game worked for us. I know we will be up against the crème de la crème in the grand finale, so we must go back to practicing and playing more to be able to compete at the highest level come November.”
Over 100 golfers drawn from different counties converged at the 9-hole course in Kakamega where handicap 25 golfer Ondindo Abubakar carded an impressive score of 41 stableford points to be crowned the overall winner.
Lydia Oketch (Handicap 19) carded 35 stableford points to win the ladies category while E. Mbakaya playing off handicap 23 won the men winner award after carding 35 stableford points.
Geoffrey Yego who booked a slot in the grand finale of the tour during the 4th leg of the series clinched the longest drive award in the men category while Dr. Irine Ashioya won the longest drive award in the ladies’ category.
Dharama Sharma playing off handicap 19, carded 35 stableford points to emerge as the guest winner while handicap 25 golfer, Eliud Siganga won the staff winner award.
Dubbed the East African Golf Tour, the tournament will traverse six countries with Kenya enjoying the majority share of 18 legs while Uganda and Tanzania will host two legs each.
Rwanda, Burundi and DRC will each host one leg of the amateur tournament whose Grande finale will be held at The Nairobi’s Karen Country Club in November of 2023.