Rose Gitau posted a blistering 41 stableford points to win as the second leg of NIC Golf Series teed off at Limuru Country Club. Gitau, playing off handicap 12, had a bad start to her round, carding a double bogey on the difficult par-four opening hole, she quickly made amends to post two birdies on the par-four second, a relatively short hole and the par-three 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-five 15th to finish with 41 points during the event characterised by high scores at the weekend.
Speaking after her round Gitau said: “I played well today, perhaps motivated by the great NIC Bank sponsorship.”
Suryo Diyon and Noni Muhire (pictured), both playing off handicap-15, posted 40 points to finish second. They played even rounds, posting 20 points on each nine and seven pars each through their rounds.
Diyon made a lone birdie on the downhill par-four 11th hole, while Muhire made three birdies on the par-five third hole, at the par-four 10th and at the dogleg right par-four 12th. Muhire, playing off a handicap-21 in February, has been playing super golf, lowering her handicap by a commendable seven-shots.
Limuru’s Chief Warrior and Vice Chairman, Yassin Awale had a good round finishing with 39 points off a handicap of eight.
Awale, a member of the Limuru Tannahill team, put together a brilliant round, dropping only five-strokes in 18-holes of golf. On the opening nine, Awale finished three 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 three-strokes and finishing strong with a birdie on the par-five 18th. Janetta Mwangialso followed with 39 points.