Njau wins Safaricom Golf Tour penultimate round at Royal

Njau wins Safaricom Golf Tour penultimate round at Royal

Njau maximized every opportunity from her course to card 20 points in the front nine before returning 22 points in the back nine to produce an impressive total of 42 points, beating her closest challengers Wanjiku Maingi and Rebeccah Gikuru on countbac

Elizabeth Njau, playing off handicap 25, overcame a strong field of 305 players to claim the 14th and the last leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour at the par 72 Royal Nairobi Golf Club over the weekend.

Njau maximized every opportunity from her course to card 20 points in the front nine before returning 22 points in the back nine to produce an impressive total of 42 points, beating her closest challengers Wanjiku Maingi and Rebeccah Gikuru on countback.

"I am delighted to have beaten 305 players to win the 14th series of the Safaricom golf tour. The course wasn't easy, it was challenging, but I stayed focused, just playing my normal game and having a good time with my 4 ball. I am equally happy the victory has allowed me to represent my home club in the finals. Though it has come soon, I will take up the task and start practicing immediately and also getting some tips from my club pro as a preparation for the finals scheduled for next week," said Njau

She becomes the third lady golfer to win on the Safaricom Golf Tour after Lydia Jebichii, and Alice Awiti won the Nyanza and Eldoret legs, respectively. She joins other winners from the past thirteen tournaments to battle it out in the grand finale to be held next week on Saturday 6th August, at Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi County.

Wanjiku Maingi claimed the ladies category title as Rebecca settled for the runners up position.

Taking the top prize in the Men’s Category was handicapped 9 home player Musa Kipingor with 40 Stableford points after beating Kokaiya Pasha on 38 points.

The Safaricom Golf Tour heads to Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi County next week on Saturday for the Grand finale, which will see all the overall winners, Men & Ladies Categories, and Staff winners in all the 14 tournaments held across the country battle it out.