Golf: Kariuki tops Syngenta tournament in Kitale

A farmer from Uasin Gishu County, Michael Kimutai. [Collins Kweyu]

Solomon Kariuki emerged the overall winner of Kitale golf tournament, which was sponsored by Syngenta and Yara East Africa. 

Playing off handicap 15, Kariuki carded 40 points stableford points for his victory. He beat handicap 26 Ken Matonya to second spot with 38 points.

Michael Kimutai, a former aide to the late President Daniel Arap Moi, came third with 38 points. 

Kariuki was in his best form against the tough terrain to beat the over 70 contestants and win a complete golf kit. 

“We appreciate this initiative by Yara East Africa and Syngenta of bringing us together to network through golf. I have put my best foot forward and I’m glad it bore fruits,” said an elated Kariuki.

Pradip Shah, who is a businessman from the region and also a past Kitale Club captain, took part in the tournament and had the chance of playing against Kimutai, who took an early lead in the tournament.  

“This event is one we look forward to each year as it is a platform that helps us unwind as we appreciate the good work done,” Shah said.

The golf tournament was also sponsored by Kenya Seed and AFC.

Speaking at the event, Yara East Africa’s territory manager, western region, Abednego Sengwer, said the aim of the tournament is to bring together farmers and business persons who have been their local customers. 

“We get to offer a relaxing environment where farmers and business persons can interact, network and share ideas on the new farming technologies they can adopt,” he said.

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