Sorobea wins the 10th leg of Safaricom Golf Tour in Kitale

Sorobea wins the 10th leg of Safaricom Golf Tour in Kitale

It was at the back nine where he doubled his effort and produced an impressive 23 points courtesy of a birdie at hole 15 to claim the overall title with a total of 40 stableford points in the event, which attracted a field of 133 players with the majority coming from South Rift, North Rift, Nyanza, and Western Clubs.

The Safaricom Golf tour entered its 10th round last weekend with action at the Par 73 Kitale Golf Club where 133 golfers converged to compete for the top slot and a chance to head to Vipingo for the Grande Finale.

The tour headed to Kitale after Kericho with the line-up slowly filling up ahead of what promises to be an exciting Grande final.

Elly Sorobea  was the last one smiling at the Kitale course after being named the overall winner. Playing off handicap 20, the 62-year-old former club captain bogeyed several holes in the opening nine.

It was at the back nine where he doubled his effort and produced an impressive 23 points courtesy of a birdie at hole 15 to claim the overall title with a total of 40 stableford points in the event, which attracted a field of 133 players with the majority coming from South Rift, North Rift, Nyanza, and Western Clubs.

Speaking after the win, Sorobea said "The course today was really good and I enjoyed playing with my fourball. Though I had some few challenges on chipping in my first nine, my second was much better but that enabled me to win the tournament on countback. I will need to work on my cheeping and practice more as I prepare to compete in the grand finale,”

At the same time, junior golfer Zaddock Tanui produced an impressive 40 points to clinch the men's category ahead of Jonah Kosgei with similar points.

Lydia Jebichii, the winner of the fourth leg of the tour and Dr. Kimeli Mutai, both from Nandi, also dominated to claim the Longest Drive Ladies and Men’s titles respectively.

Gracemary Karira also posted 40 points to claim the top spot in the Ladies' category, ahead of Philis Kisuna with also 40 points.

Posting the best first nine score was Philip Shiharsy on 20 points, while the best second nine award was claimed by Elizabeth Akinyi on 21 points. In the subsidiary section, the Safaricom Staff winner title was claimed by Emmanuel Cheruiyot on 33 points while the Guest award was taken by Risper Baraza after posting 25 points.

The Kitale leg of the Safaricom Tour will culminates in the caddie’s tournament on Monday 13th June with over 150 caddies having registered ahead of the event

The caddie’s tournament speaks to Safaricom’s vision of levelling the playing ground and giving equal playing opportunities to all as every shot is an opportunity to prosper.