Nanu wins Christmas tournament in Nakuru

Nelson Nyoike tees off on the par 4 hole number one during the X-mass golf tournament at the Nakuru golf club, in Nakuru, Dec. 24, 2017. PHOTO: Mose Sammy, Standard

Rookie Hassanali Nanu wrapped up his 2017 golfing calendar with victory at Christmas golf tournament at Nakuru Golf club on Saturday.

For handicap 16 Nanu, the win offered a befitting style to usher in Christmas festivities after poor run on the fairways this year.

He fired an impressive 23 stableford points on the outward nine as he sunk a birdie, mix of pars and one double bogey to earn 21 stableford points in the inward nines for 44 stableford points –enough to secure him the overall title.

Trevor Hungi, playing off handicap 23, emerged second with 41 (23+18) stableford points. David Bwana, playing off handicap 18, took the overall third prize. He made four pars on the outward nine on the first six holes before closing with a bogey and a double bogey on the last two holes for a 39 (17+22) stableford points.

Youngster Danson Kiragu amassed stableford points to claim the 1st Nine prize with handicap 20 Hunjan Daljit carding 22 stableford points to win the 2nd Nine prize.

Next Story
LATEST STORIES
Pogba laying the foundations for Sanchez at United

If Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez does make the switch to Manchester United during this transfer window, he will join a

Sanchez transfer 'hinges on Mkhitaryan deal', says agent

Manchester United's bid to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way, the Armen

Arsenal News: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer hint

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has added further fuel to the fire over a possible Arsenal transfer by posing for a picture wi

AK names squad for World Half Marathon and Club Games

Two-time world half marathon winner Geoffrey Kamworor and world 21km record holder Joyceline Jepkosgei head Kenya's squa

Arsenal's Walcott set for Everton medical

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is edging closer to a £20 million ($28 million, 23 million euros) move to Everton after he

Mourinho 'relaxed' about Sanchez joining United

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho remains relaxed about his chances of signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez despite

More Stories
Golf: Home golfer Stokes lifts Nyali Day Captain’s trophy

Susan Stokes made a resounding comeback as she clinched the overall 2017 Nyali golf club’s Lady Captain (Joyce Masai) ti

Golf: Masai bids colleagues farewell in superb style

Muthemba opens the year with brilliant victory in Thika.

Golf: 2017 Casino end of year tournament attracted over 100 golfers

Clubmate Muchai settles for second position with 73 nett.

Nanu wins Christmas tournament in Nakuru

Rookie Hassanali Nanu wrapped up his 2017 golfing calendar with victory at Christmas golf tournament at Nakuru Golf club

Birdie earns Wahome Christmas gift

Wahome, often known as Father of Champions, earned his Christmas gift after sinking a rare birdie to chalk up victory

Tiger Woods parts ways with his swing coach

Tiger Woods will press on with his comeback in 2018 without the aid of a swing coach.

Kilifi’s New Year’s Eve 2017

Three day explosion of music, arts and tropical Coast culture set in the magical Kenyan coastal town of Kilifi

Woods tipped to have strong Masters

Woods tipped to have strong Masters

The Space X-Mas Vybe going down on 24 December

On the decks will be DJ Xclusive, hosted by DJs Double M and Dido

Barua wears Kabete golf day crown

Robert Barua fired an impressive 41 stableford points to win the Kikuyu Kabete residents golf day title at...