Golf Golf

Ndunda tops NIC Golf Nakuru round


NAIROBI, Kenya, September 19- Jackson Ndunda fired 40 stable-ford points to emerge the day’s best golfer at the NIC Bank Golf Series that took place at the Nakuru Golf Club on Saturday.

Ndunda, the Chairman of the Machakos Country Club scored 19 points on the front nine and 21 points on the back nine shaking off stiff competition from Nakuru golfers who dominated the game.

“I’m absolutely excited about my score. I was in top shape and I felt very confident about winning,” said the handicap 17 golfer.

Handicap 16 golfer Samuel Muna Njenga scored 38 to settle for second while third went to Samson Birir on the same tally but was edged out on count back.

Nakuru golfer Josephine Kaime, possibly Ndunda’s greatest competition in that tournament,  did the ladies proud after scoring 39 to emerge the day’s best in the women’s category.

The handicap 10 golfer managed 19 on the first nine and 20 on the second to emerge second place overall.

Meanwhile, Rose Kibuku playing off handicap 26 came in second (20, 18) on the stable-ford.

The first nine had Mirriam Wanjiku as favorite with 19 while the second nine was dominated by Esther Karuga of handicap 16.

“This is definitely one of the best challenges so far and I was impressed by the turnout and the performance of the Nakuru golfers. Despite the rains, the golfers remained upbeat and in the end it was a success,” said Karinga Wambugu, Captain Nakuru Golf Club.

The golfers from Nakuru put up an excellent game taking majority of the top spots.

In the guest category Thika based handicap 26 Eric Kabera emerged best with 37 ten clear from Kimaru Kipcihilat, (handicap 28) who came second.

Teenager, Murtaza Mussaji (15) played an amazing game to win in the junior category. Playing off handicap 18, Mussaji scored 36.

The piga mingi award for the worst played game went to handicap 28 golfer Robert Gibendi managed only nine.

The NIC Bank Golf Series comprises golf tournaments countrywide golf in a bid to familiarize potential customers with the bank’s newest offerings such as asset finance.

Kiambu Golf Club is next in line to host the NIC Bank Golf series on September 30, 2011.