Standard Group sponsors KCDF community golf tournament

By Maarufu Mohamed : Tuesday, March 26th 2019 at 00:10 GMT +3 | Sports
Lady golfer Janet Mawiyoo (left) receives her trophy for the overall winner from Gordon Otieno Odundo (right), KCDF Board Director during the 10th anniversary of KCDF's Community Open  [Standard]

Home club’s lady golfer Janet Mawiyoo put up a spirited fight sinking a rare birdie at the final round to give her the lead in the 2019 Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) golf tournament at the par 72 Karen Course in Nairobi at the weekend.

Mawiyoo, who is also the foundation’s Executive Director and playing off handicap 35, carded an excellent 45 Stableford points for the day’s best score to claim the Lady’s title.

In both rounds, Mawiyoo topped the leader’s board after sinking a rare birdie at the shortest par three-14th hole in addition to a back-to-back level pars at the par three-seventh and par four-eighth holes.

She recovered from six single bogey shots, seven double bogeys and a disastrous three triple bogey shots in both rounds.

“In fact, I was playing a normal game and the lead came as surprise to me,” said Mawiyoo.

Standard Media Group sponsored the one-day 18-holes Stableford tournament that attracted 165 golfers from various clubs around the country.

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The group’s CEO Orlando Lyomu thanked golfers for attending the tournament in large numbers and said the group will continue to support sports and also partner with bodies giving support to community projects.

Among other Sponsors were Sarova White Sands, CBA, KenGen, Base Camp Explora, Heritage Hotels, Enwealth, UAP, Sedgwick, Nairobi Hospital, KKCO, Old Mutual, Radisson Blue, Redfourth, CIC Group and Volkswagen.

This was KCDF’s 10th annual golfing tournament that seeks to promote partnerships where various corporate companies and individuals raise resources towards supporting community projects.

Royal’s handicap 22 R. Kitur was the Men winner on a countback score of 40 points after tying on points with Limuru’s handicap 16 David Ndungu, who was the Men runner-up. Vet Lab’s handicap 24 Jared Oduor was third on 39 points.

Muthaiga’s handicap 24 Rosemary Mkok, on 37 points, claimed the Lady runner-up slot, while home club’s handicap 21 Rose Musau, on 36 points, was third.

George Maina, on 15 points, was the Piga Mingi winner.

During the prize-giving ceremony, Mawiyoo, who was flanked by the foundation’s board director Gordon Otieno Odundo, said the monies raised will be matched under the KCDF “Pamoja4Change programme”. 

The targeted community will be expected to raise the other half of the funds.

“This tournament is a vehicle for us to promote corporate partnerships, catalyze local giving and most importantly, a powerful way of promoting ownership and accountability,” said Mawiyoo.