Youngsters no match for veteran: Elders in no mood for easy giveaways to youngsters at the Coast

SPORTS-GOLF-JOHNSTONE WAMUNYUA; Johnstone Wamunyua follows his shot.He was the 2017 Sammy Kamau' club nite winner on 68 nett in a golf tournament played at the par 71 Mombasa golf course on Friday,012th May,2017.[Maarufu Mohamed,Standard]

Wamunyua wins Kamau Club Nite trophy at Nyali while Njunge and Mburu shine at Vetlab and Thika respectively.

The heavy rains and strong winds from the nearby Indian Ocean waters could not deter him.

He woke up early in the morning, energetic and headed to the Mombasa Golf Club with his mind set on the par 71 seaside course, come rain come sunshine.

It paid off as Johnston Wamunyua beat a team of 100 golfers to claim the Sammy Kamau club Nite trophy, registering his name on the club’s leader board for the first time after years of attempting.

The handicap 18 and former Club chairman brought home an excellent 68 nett to claim the prize.

Golfer Sammy Kamau sponsored the daylong event that brought together golfers from the home club, Nyali, Leisure, Vipingo, Malindi and guests of the sponsor with valid handicap.

Wamunyua said despite the strong winds, he made precise and strong swings to get it right.

In both nines, Wamunyua who had played a total of nine bogey shots and three double bogeys did manage to play six level pars to win the trophy.

“I am happy with the results but will continue to train hard in readiness for forth coming events,” said Wamunyua.

Machakos handicap 15 A. Kiiru was the runner-up on 74 nett while the club’s handicap 35, Susan Mwangi, finished third on 77 nett.

At the par 72 VetLab course in Kiambu County Muthaiga’s handicap 21 P. Njunge posted 39 points to emerge the overall winner of the 2017 Geomax golf tournament on Saturday.

Vet Lab’s handicap 13 Abraham Samoei was the runners up on a count back score of 36 points after tying on points with third-placed club mat handicap 11 Henry Obino.

And at Thika sports course, home club’s handicap 7 Simon Mburu posted 72 nett to win the A Division of the 2017 April Monthly Mug tournament. Club mate handicap 10 Stanley Mugwe was the winner of the B division on 67 nett.

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