NAIROBI, Kenya, March 21- David Pkosing posted a brilliant score of 40 points to emerge the winner of the second Orange Corporate Golf Day at the Karen Country Club on Friday.
Pkosing, playing off a handicap of 22 posted a score of 18 stable ford points on the outward nine and a fiery score of 22 points on the inward nine beating Vincent Kioko and Jonathan Ciano on count-back.
Pkosing had a shaky start to his round, dropping shots on the opening par-four first and again on the tricky par-five third. He stumbled through the par-three fourth and par-three fifth but made amends from the sixth to 9th holes, picking up vital points.
On the back nine, Pkosing found form firing three pars in a row from the 10th to the 12th. He made another par on the scenic par-three 14th and again on the par-five 15th finish strongly with two bogeys on the difficult par-four 17th and the par-five 18th.
Speaking at the prize giving ceremony Pkosing said this was his first win in golf. “Since I started playing golf, I have never won a golf tournament and I am glad that it came at this prestigious tournament,” Pkosing said.
“I would like to thank Orange for putting up such excellent prizes for the winners.” Speaking at the same ceremony, Orange CEO, Mickael Ghossein thanked the 181 golfers who attended the golf tournament.
“This is the second time we have hosted the Orange Corporate Golf Day and I must say it is getting better and better,” Ghossein said.
“Orange is committed to offering Kenyans excellent voice and data services and hopefully all the golfers in Kenya are on our network.”
Limuru’s Vincent Kioko was the runner up whilst Muthaiga’s Jonathan Ciano was the men winner also on 40 points. Kioko and Ciano took home 3G enabled iPhones.
Another Muthaiga golfer, Maurice Kanjejo was the men runner up on 39 points, beating Karen’s Ken Kubasu on count-back. The lady winner was Louisa Gitau on 38 points beating Orange Deputy CEO, Jane Karuku to second place.
Karuku posted 37 points to beat Windsor’s Jane Munene on count-back. The nines went to Anthony Gacheru on 23 points and Muthoni Muturi on 21 points. DG Okello was the men’s nearest to the pin winner whilst Kenya’s top lady golfer Mary Karano was the ladies winner in the same category. The longest drive for ladies went to Limuru’s lady captain Martha Vincent whilst Sigona’s Deep Shah was the longest among the men.
Commenting on the future of the Orange Corporate Golf Day, Ghossein said they were discussing extending the golf days countrwide. “Our network has a nationwide footprint and we believe sho should our golf days,” Ghoossein added. “We will soon unveil our plans to roll out the Orange Golf Days soon.”