Golf Golf

Sehmi tops KenGen rumble


NAIROBI, Kenya, October 18- Haki Sehmi won the annual KenGen Golf Day played at the Sigona Golf Club over the weekend.

The handicap-11 golfer was in top form posting scores of 19 stable ford points on the opening nine and 21 on the closing nine for a total of 40.

Sehmi opened his scoring with back to back pars through the first four holes, before dropping a shot on the long par-three fifth and another on the dogleg left seventh, the toughest hole on the golf course.

On the closing nine, Sehmi upped his game, dropping just two strokes on the par-3 11th, which now boasts a beautiful water feature to the front and to the right of the undulating green.

Sehmi declared his swing was now back upon taking the top honours.

“I have had some swing problems in the last few weeks, but now I am hitting the ball better and hence my score. I hope I will be able to defend this victory next year,” he expressed.

Bhachu Singh, playing off handicap-15, was the day’s runner up with 39 (19, 20) to lose out by a single stroke. Majur Shah was third with 38 whilst Jane Njau was the lady winner with 36.

The prizes for the first and second nine went to Akif Butt and Mohamed Samji whilst the longest drive for men was scooped by Ritesh Shah who unleashed a massive 320-yard drive down the middle of the fairway on the par-4 16th hole.

The nearest to the pin prize went to John Ndichu who missed a hole-in-one by a whisker on the uphill par-3 third hole.

Sammy Ndungu (33 points) was the staff winner, carrying the day a stroke better than Bethwel Ogwanjo. John Odhiambo was the guest winner with 34 whilst Peter Musango was the runner up with 33. Sigona’s Meer Dhanani was the junior winner with an excellent 38.

Speaking at the prize giving ceremony, KenGen CEO Eddy Njoroge said sports was a deliberate agenda at the electricity generating firm.

“Unfortunately, at KenGen we cannot sample our product to our clients! Nevertheless, these kind of sports sponsorships allow us to interact with our clients and they give us an opportunity to give back to the community that works with us, that consumes our product,” the CEO commented.