Golf: 200 professional and amateur golfers mark end of Wanjalla’s reign as chairman

By Maarufu Mohamed: Tuesday, April 17th 2018 at 00:04 GMT +3 | Golf
GOLF-NICHOLAS ROKOINE; Muthaiga golf club's home Professional Nicholas Rokine makes a swing.[Maarufu Mohamed,Standard]

Muthaiga pro’s level par 71 gross was enough to see him cart away the trophy.

Muthaiga Golf Club’s Nicholas Rokoine scooped the overall title in the professional category during the Kenya Golf Union Chairman’s Prize at Muthaiga at the weekend.

Rokoine carded a level par 71 gross to claim the title and Sh30,000 from the total Sh150,000 prize kitty.

The event that attracted 200 golfers, including amateurs, marked the end of Richard Wanjalla's term as chairman. He hands over to vice chairman Lucas Maranga on May 18.

Golf Park’s Tony Omulli, who won Sh25,000, was second on a two over par 73 gross while third with a prize of Sh18,375 was shared by Muthaiga’s Jeff Kubwa and Sigona’s CJ Wangai after both tied on three over par 74  gross.

Professional Golfers of Kenya Chairman Charan Thethy and Vice Chairman Nelson Mudanyi thanked Wanjalla and called for more tournaments for professionals.

Meanwhile, the national team missed the annual Africa Zone V Golf Championship in Zimbabwe.

The April 10-13 tournament saw South Africans win the title. Other participants were Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland, Uganda, Malawi, Botswana and Namibia.