Zawadi and Mbagi claim the Junior Titles at the Safaricom Golf Tour in Nakuru

Zawadi and Mbagi claim the Junior Titles at the Safaricom Golf Tour in Nakuru
Lynnette Zawadi the overall best Girl receives the award from Judy Kamunyi, Rift Region Sales Manager, Safaricom at the Nakuru golf club

Six-year-old Lynette from Nyali golf club produced a splendid 37 gross to lead her group and claim the overall best girl title with Nakuru-based junior John Mbagi emerging the best boy after posting a gross of 84 points.

Lynete Zawadi and John Mbagi are the winners of the Nakuru Leg of the ongoing Safaricom Junior Golf Series that was held last weekend at the par 73 Nakuru Golf Club on Sunday.

The tour now on its 11th leg has so far seen over 5,000 golfers across the country participating in the senior & junior tournaments, junior clinics and outreach programmes. 

In the seniors tournament also taking part last weekend in Nakuru, home based junior golfer Kelvin Kiplenge was the star attraction as he beat a strong field to emerge the overall winner after posting 41 Stableford points. Kiplenge became the second junior golfer to win the corporate tournament after 15-year-old Leo Gitonga won the second leg of the tour in Limuru. The victory also earned Kiplenge a place in the series grand finale to be held in Vipingo early in August.

Sunday’s junior tournament witnessed the largest turnout for the junior part of the tour with 159 participants including 5 golfers with hearing impairment from Ngala school of Deaf in Nakuru. Another 62 juniors showed up for the golf clinic which was part of the day’s activities.

Six-year-old Lynette from Nyali golf club produced a splendid 37 gross to lead her group and claim the overall best girl title with Nakuru-based junior John Mbagi emerging the best boy after posting a gross of 84 points.

“It feels nice to be the overall champion even though I didn’t play to my potential. I had a tough time at the front nine given the cold weather in the morning, but my back nine was good with solid putting and good drives. I believe golf is for everyone and I want to thank Safaricom for giving young people this opportunity. My future ambition is to become a professional and represent my country,” said Mbagi

The Safaricom Golf Tour now moves to Nairobi, with Kenya Airforce Golf Club set to host the next leg on 16th July.