Weekend clubs round up results: Mugure braves strong winds to bag victory

By Maarufu Mohamed: Monday, February 11th 2019 at 11:29 GMT +3 | Golf
Lady Golfer Hilda Mugure (left) receives her winning trophy from the Mombasa Golf Club Out Going Lady Captain Mary Mariga at the Club House on Saturday,09th February,2019.[Maarufu Mohamed,Standard]

Tourney bids farewell to outgoing Lady Captain Mary Mariga.

Lady golfer Hilda Mugure battled heavy ocean winds at the par 71 Sea-link Mombasa course to emerge the overall winner of the Club’s 2018 Lady Captain (Mary Mariga) prize golf tournament on Saturday.

The handicap 23, who is a member of Mombasa Club and Sigona, braved the nearby Indian Ocean winds and overcame the current dry course to claim victory after carding 36 stableford points.

Her victory was mixed with misfortunes as she began on a false note  scratching the par four-first hole, par five-16th and par four-18th holes, but improved in between playing six level pars against mixed bogey shots in both nines.

“It has been a challenging day playing over a dry course. The heat and winds threatened to work against me but I am happy to have won and thanks to my playing partners for encouraging me and the organisers of the event," said Mugure.

The tournament, which brought together an estimated field of 150 golfers from the home club and across the country, including men playing as subsidiaries teeing off from the Lady’s tee off, was jointly sponsored by Kenya Ports  Authority and Tuskys.

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Other sponsors were Kericho Gold, DT Dobie, Anuba Lodge, Chai, THC, TBEA, Desmund Equipment and Friends of the Lady captain Mary Mariga.

The event was hosted to bid Mariga farewell after serving for two years. It also ushered in the incoming Lady captain Susan Mwangi.

Lady Golfer Hilda Mugure makes a swing.[Maarufu Mohamed,Standard]

Mariga said her tenure in office has been exciting and challenging but was able to succeed through the support of the club's members, staff and her family.

“I would not have succeed without your support and I urge you to accord  the same to our incoming lady captain,” said Mariga.

Home club’s handicap 35 Gladys Mutisya was the runner-up on 34 points, while club mate handicap 35, Habiba Hassan with 25 points, was third.

Ruiru’s handicap 26 Teresia Wainaina, on 30 points, was the guest winner.

The club’s former chairman Elijah Ibua was the man winner on 44 points while the best senior, on 30 points, was P.M. Kariuki.

Zayan Din was the best junior on 38 points.

Solomon Majanga walked home with the Caddy winner’s prize.

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