By Feverpitch Team
Windsor’s professional Riz Charania emerged the overall winner of the fifth leg of the 2012 KCB Advantage Corporate Banking that ended at the par 73 Nakuru golf club course on Saturday.
Charania who is the Chairman of Professional Golfers of Kenya managed to hit three under par for a round total of 216 gross to claim the victory, a second one in the series after winning the Muthaiga leg.
In both rounds during the final day, Charania sank birdies on the third, seventh, thirteenth, fourteenth and seventeenth holes and dropped mixed bogey shots on the rest of the holes to put him ahead of the 28 professionals in the tournament.
Muthaiga’s Nicholas Rokoine was a close second hitting a two under par 217 (74,69,74), ahead of Nakuru’s left handed Richard Ainley who had a-74, 72,72 for a round total 218 gross.
Elsewhere, home player Kapoor Rajput posted the gala best score of 46 points but it was all in vain as it was not enough to help his team win the Dasani Golf Gala during the fourth qualification round at Windsor Golf and Country Club.
Prior to the Windsor event, the highest score record of 40 points was held by Edwin Kiarie during the second qualifier at Thika Sports Club.
The tournament was, however won by the team of Paresh Shah, CV Shah, Nishit Haria and Dr Gohil on a score of 122 points during the event last Saturday.
Paresh playing off handicap 17 had 41 points, same as handicap 14 Gohil while handicap 16 CV Shah had 40 points and Haria playing off handicap 15 managed 38.
Playing off handicap 19, the highest gala scorer Rajput anchored his side to second spot with a total of 122 points, only losing to the eventual winners on count back.