Golf Golf

Winja and Ochuodho top in Nyanza


NAIROBI, Kenya, December 12- The team of Noah Winja and David Ochuodho won the sixth leg of the Tusker Malt Golf Carnival that took place at the 11-hole par-70 Nyanza Country Club.

Despite the slippery course and the soggy greens, handicap 9 Winja and handicap 28 Ochuodho managed 24 points in the first nine and 22 in the second for a team total of 46 to emerge the day’s best.

Coming in second place was Bhupen Shah of handicap 18 teaming up with handicap 15 Ramesh Karia.

Bhupen and Karia played an impressive 25 in the front nine but faltered in the second nine to manage 20 for 45, a point shy of the winners.

Nyanza Club Captain Tobias See came in third, having teamed up with J. C. Lee. Playing off handicap 23 and 17, See and Lee posted 24 in the first nine and 20 in the second nine for a total of 44.

J. Mundia and Francis Barasa posted 43 to edge off the team of Hillary Osodo (19) and Joseph Atito (12) on count back.

Mundia and Barasa clinched fourth after scoring 20 and 23 while Osodo and Atito settled for fifth place with 21 and 22.

See cited plans to expand the Nyanza Country Club from the current 11-hole to an 18-hole course.

The seventh leg of the carnival now heads to Limuru on December 17, to close off the 2011 calendar.

Muthaiga Golf Club takes over in the New Year with the first challenge in 2012 on January 21.

Meanwhile, East Africa Breweries Limited Managing Director, Baker Mugunda confirmed that Tusker Malt will be sponsoring the Monthly Mug for the next 12 months starting January.

“This is all an effort for Tusker Malt to support golf in the region,” said Mugunda.