Mwangi claims victory at DSTV Series

By Maarufu Mohamed: Tuesday, February 12th 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Golf
Karen Country Club Vice Lady Captain, Rose Mambo tees off during the DStv Explora Corporate Golf Day at Karen Country Club.[Elvis Ogina.Standard]

Royal Club’s Peter Mwangi carded an excellent score of 41 stableford points to emerge the overall winner in the first series of the 2019 DSTV Explora golf tournament at the Par 72 Karen Golf course, in Nairobi.

Playing off handicap 10, Mwangi sank a single rare birdie at the par four-12th hole, added 11 level pars against six bogey shots in both nines to claim the victory.

“It has been a good day for me. The course was playing well and I am grateful for the victory," said Mwangi.

Home club’s handicap 21 Anthony Mulinge was the runner-up on a back score of 39 points after tying on points with Vet Lab’s handicap 17 Ken Mariga, who finished third.

The club’s lady captain Nellie Ayodo, playing off handicap 22, won the lady’s title on a countback score of 36 points. She tied on points with her vice-captain handicap 12 Rose Mambo, who was the lady runner-up.

The one-day 18-hole stableford tournament that brought together 134  golfers, was organised and sponsored by MultiChoice Kenya.

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