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Gitau sparkles at Limuru NIC Golf Day


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14- Lady Golfer Rose Gitau illuminated the NIC Bank Golf Day that attracted over 200 golfers at the Limuru Country Club over the weekend.

Playing off handicap-12, Gitau carded 21 in the front nine and 20 in the back for a total of 41 stable-ford points in the event played in fair weather and an easy course.

She had a bad start to her round, carding a double bogey on the difficult par-four opening hole but Gitau quickly made amends posting two birdies on the par-4 second, a relatively short hole and the par-3 fifth, a challenging, well bunkered hole with a two-tier green.

On the back nine, Gitau posted five pars and a birdie on the par-5 15th to finish.

“The staff at Limuru has worked very hard to keep the course immaculate, it is a great effort given the current weather conditions,” Gitau said. “I played well today, perhaps motivated by the great NIC Bank sponsorship, I trust the sponsors found our club to be fitting hosts and that they will return next year.”

Suryo Diyon and Noni Muhire, both playing off handicap-15, posted 40 each with even rounds on each nine in addition to firing 7-pars apiece through their rounds.

Diyon made a lone birdie on the downhill par-4 11th hole whilst Muhire made three on the par-5 third hole, par-4 10th and at the dogleg right par-4 12th.

Limuru’s vice chairman, Yassin Awale had a good round finishing with 39 off a handicap of eight.

The experienced Awale, a member of the Limuru Tannahill team, put dropped only five-strokes in his round. On the opening nine, Awale finished 3-over par gross, failing to score on the seventh, eighth and ninth holes.

On the back nine, he maintained a tidier card, dropping only two 3-strokes and finishing strong with a birdie on the par-5 18th. Janetta Mwangialso also finished with 39 points.

The NIC Bank Golf series now heads to the Nakuru Golf Club before moving to the Thika Sports Club, the Mombasa Golf Club, Eldoret Club, Sigona Golf Club and the nine hole Kiambu Golf Club.