Golf Golf

DQ hands Njoro captain’s team win


NAIROBI, Kenya, November 8- The team of Mandip Sahota and Sazai Singh missed out on top position after they were disqualified for breaching club rules of play at the Tusker Malt Golf Carnival tournament held at the 9-hole par-73 Njoro Country Club Saturday.

Sahota playing off handicap 14 and Singh playing off 5 posted an impressive team score of 46 but had to surrender victory to the pair of Peter Minjire and Joseph Chege who returned a stroke less.

Minjire, the Captain of Njoro Country Club playing off handicap 15, and Joseph Chege of handicap 5 scored 22 in the front nine and 23 in the back nine, finishing ahead Alfred Nandwa, playing off scratch and Charles Angwenyi, playing off 19.

Nandwa and Angwenyi posted 22 in the first nine and maintained the same score in the second for a team total of 44.

Former Njoro Country Club Captain, Isaac Matu of handicap 9 together with team mate handicap-19 Stephen Mwangi carded 43 (19, 24) to settle for third.

In fourth place was the pairing of handicap 5 golfer Njuguna Njoka and Humphrey Kuria, playing off 18, who managed 42 points knocking off the team of Karori Waweru and Bernard Kinyua (21, 21) on count back.

Close to 100 golfers participated in the Njoro tournament, the third event in the ongoing Carnival that employs the Four Ball Better Ball international format of play. Participants were drawn from host Njoro, Nakuru, Naivasha as well as the Great Rift.

The carnival is scheduled to visit 30 golf clubs and engage some 10, 000 golfers from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda in a regional tour aimed at promoting bonding and friendship, the brand value of Tusker Malt.

Launched in September, the carnival has so far been to the Kenya Railway Golf Club and Machakos and it now moves to the 9-hole par-72 Kiambu Golf Club on November 19 before heading to Eldoret and Nyanza in December.