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King'ori and Joyce dominates June Mug and medal golf tournament at Nyali course

 Gross Medal winner Joyce Masai in action at Nyali Golf and Country Club Course in Mombasa County on Saturday. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard].

Jimmy King’ori and German based Kenyan Lady Golfer Joyce Masai swept gross medals after proving their course supremacy in the June Mug and Medal Golf Tournament played at the par 71 Nyali Golf and Country Club Course in Mombasa County on Saturday.

King’ori playing off handicap 8 carded 82 gross while handicap 9 Masai returned 81 gross to carry the lead in the Mug and Medal categories tournament organized by the Club that attracted 139 players.

“The Course has been maintained, playing well and today has been my best game of the season although I still need to put more effort to improve more on my swings and putting. But I am fine and happy for the victory,” said King’ori.

“I have been on holiday here in Mombasa enjoying the beautiful home weather and am very proud that my game has improved. Watch the space because Iam yet to record more victories before I return to Germany, “said Masai who was also the former Lady Captain of the Club.

Junior Golfer handicap 12 Fidel Wasike brought 71 nett to win the A Division while handicap 10 Omar Lewa on a count back score of 73 nett was the runners up beating handicap 10 Martin Ombura to the third slot after both recorded the same score.

The B Division was won by handicap 17 Sanjay Kotecha on 71 nett Count back after tying with runners up placed handicap 16 Junior Aydan Jamal and handicap 17 Ian Marshall was third with 73 nett.

Handicap 22 Jatin Malde survived on a count back score of 69 nett to claim the C division beating handicap 22 Mohamed Jezan to the runners up slot on the same score and handicap 25 David Ngunjiru brought 70 nett to sit third.

The D division on 60 nett was won by handicap 46 Junior Austin Ogola and handicap 40 Junior David Kaguru with 65 nett emerged runners up.

The Best Male Caddy with 73 nett and the Guest winner with the same score were handicap 7 Kalamu Choyo and handicap 25 Japie Vanniekerk respectively.

Rose Nalika playing off handicap 15 carded a count back score of 72 nett to win the Medal Category in Division A after tying on the same score with runners placed handicap 9 Joyce Masai and handicap 20 Florence Karimi was third on a score of 74 nett. 

The B division was won by handicap 21 Zaituni Mohamed on 68 nett while handicap 30 Caroline Munyi with 72 nett and handicap 28 Hellen Wanjiru on 73 nett were the runners up and third placed respectively.

 Wanjiku Munene playing off handicap 40 was the lone winner on Division C on 72 nett and handicap 29 Saina Odhiambo carded 70 nett to win the Best Caddy prize while Joyce Masai emerged again as the best putter of the day with 28 putts.

Elsewhere at the Par 72 Machakos Country Club Course in Machakos County, handicap 16 Bernard Mutua carded 42 points to emerge the overall winner of the KenGen Golf tournament played on the same day while handicap 14 Nderitu Macharia won the runners up slot on 39 points and taking the third slot with 37 points was handicap 19 John Masai.

Nancy Kariuki playing off handicap 12 scooped the Ladies title on a count back score of 30 points beating handicap 27 Alice Abere to the runners up slot on the same score.

The Staff prize was won by handicap 23 Victor Atwa and handicap 22 Moses Mavoko carded 36 points to win the Guest prize.

And at the Par 72 Limuru Country Club Course also in the same day, the four-ball team of Patrick Kinyanjui, Lawrence Njenga, Nicholas Gathuru and Wallace Mwaura returned a combined score of 110 points to emerge the overall team winners of the tenth leg of the KCB East Africa Golf Tour.

“When choosing the team, we were looking for long-hitters, good-iron players, and great-putter Wallace Mwaura. What we will continue doing is what we do best, playing together, looking at our strengths and working on our weaknesses, “said Kinyanjui.

The team of Renaldo D'Souza, Rozita D'Souza, Hassan Ileli, and Kuziva Murigo returned 107 points to clinch the second position at the tourney that was graced by 234 golfers.

Handicap 18 Mutahi Muriithi carded 45 points to be crowned the Individual overall winner and handicap 21 Geoffrey Githinji who returned 41 points to claim the Men’s winner slot.

Nayams Kariuki playing off handicap 41, carded 37 points to claim the lady’s title winner while handicap 21 Sean Lyomu clinched the junior prize on 39 points.

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