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Hunt for Sunset glory

GOLF By By PHILLIP ORWA | December 23rd 2013


KENYA: John Orioro who was playing off handicap 10 emerged the overall winner of the Sunset Golfing Society Category staged at the par 70 Nyanza Golf Club at the weekend posting 40 stableford points.

The Nyanza golfer registerd four pars on holes two, three, six and nine with five bogeys that he recorded on holes one, four, five, seven and eight for a total of 18 stableford points.

In the second nine, he again posted four pars on holes 11, 14, 15 and 18 and mixed this with three bogeys scored on holes ten, 12 and 16. He also had two birdies on holes 13 and 17 for a total of 22 stableford points.

“Am happy of this win and would love to thank the Sunset Golfing Society for sponsoring a tournament at the Nyanza Golf Club. I have beat a total of 136 golfers drawn from different clubs, they are seasoned and winning over them is just an honour,” said Orioro.

Many participants

Barth Ragalo, the chairman of the Sunset Golfing Society, said that they were happy with the turn-out and the tremendous growth the Sunset Golfing Society has achieved since 1996.

“We are happy with the tremendous growth the tournament has achieved and we are encouraging up and coming golfers to join the Golfer of the Year (GOTY) events that happen across the country.

“We have over 70 golfers from Nairobi alone and three pros,” said Ragalo who is also Tyson Group MD.

 The incoming Nyanza Golf Captain Jazz Sokhi said they are going to develop a new club house next year with the help of the Sunset Golfing Society.

Runners-up spot

Second overall was Peter Owino, who was playing off handicap two and who posted 36 stableford points after collecting 14 plus 22 points in the first and second nine respectively.

Carilus Ademba, who was playing off handicap 28, managed a total of 36 stableford points but lost on countback to Owino.

In the Sunset Golfing Society Members Category, Lawrence Obat, who was playing off handicap 20, paired 19 and 17 stableford points that he scored in the opening and closing nines for a total of 36 points to emerge the winner.

Second overall was handicap 24, Serge De La Rey, who managed 35 stableford points while the third overall place went to handicap 17, Prashant Thakrar, who also posted 35 stableford points but lost on countback to La Rey.

The outgoing Captain Hillary Osodo thanked all the golfers for giving him and the Nyanza Golf Club the needed co-operation and asked them to accord the new captain the support needed to succeed.

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