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Mathai tops Nanyuki NIC event

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25- John Mathai posted 43-stable ford points to emerge victorious at the NIC Golf Day held at Nanyuki Sports Club over the weekend.

The winner bore the heat better than all as he opened his scoring with 24 on the front nine as he shook off competition from Jibran Butt (42) and Khumran Butt (41) who returned second and third.

Nanyuki Club members dominated their home tournament attended by their counterparts from Nyeri and Nyahururu.

Nyman Butt claimed the first nine title with 23 whilst Ben Mathu claimed the back nine with honours on the same score.

Nanyuki vice-captain, Helen Kurutu managed to claim the ‘piga mingi’ category much to the amusement of fellow golfers but she claimed administrative duties had hampered her game.

In the guest category, Ken Mambo finished on top with 37 a shot clear of Ndegwa Thuku.

Club Captain Peter Demello termed the NIC Bank Golf Day one of the most enjoyable so far and expressed gratitude to the bank for queuing up Nanyuki as one of its destinations in the nine-part series.

The championship now moves to the Nyanza Club on August 13 where members from Kakamega, Mumias, Kericho, Kisii and Nandi Bears will congregate.

Meanwhile, Nyanza Golf club are the winners of the united western championship after topping eight other clubs at their turf over the weekend.

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The winners pooled a total of 540 stable ford points to top the Shunil Shah sponsored tournament with Kisii returning runner-ups with 486 with Nandi Bears (472) completing the top three.

Handicap-17 Anthony Alachu was the winner of the singles event that teed off on Saturday after beating a field of 72 golfers with a total of 38.

Sunday’s winner was handicap-11 Jiten Pabari who carded 36 after posting 21, 15.

Ladies’ winner was Ruth Kwasu (handicap-29) with 34 as David Odhiambo won the Pros trophy with a similar tally.

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