Wasike, 15, floors veterans to bag KPA golf title

Fidel Wekesa at Nyali Golf and Country Club, on Saturday. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]

Mombasa-based Fidel Wasike beat a team of 252 golfers, among them veterans, to be crowned the 2022 champion of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) 2022 Corporate golf tournament at the weekend.

The day-long stableford tournament was also graced by the Standard Group Limited PLC Chief Executive Officer Orlando Lyomu.

Wasike, 15, of Mombasa’s Braeburn International School and playing off handicap 27, carded 45 stableford points to emerge the overall winner. This was his second title this year after he triumphed in the recent 2022 Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers (KAHC) tournament.

“I thank my parents for their support and my team flight that helped and encouraged me in the course,” said Wasike.

Michael Kariuki, playing off handicap 23, was the men winner on 43 points while handicap 9  Miqdad Walji was the runner-up on a countback score of 42 points after tying on the same points with third placed handicap 26 Atul Shah.

The Lady winner was handicap 26 Jayne Githere with a score of 41 points, beating handicap 17 Christine Ockotch to the runner-up slot with a two point’s difference.

Ijaz Sheikh, playing off handicap 24, bagged 41 points to win the Senior prize while handicap 11 Alyssa Jamal scooped the junior prize after carding 36 points.

The staff prize was won by handicap 20 Japheth Obonyo on 44 points while handicap 15 Terry Oddo was second on 38 points. Emmanuel Wambua, playing off handicap 13,  carded a countback score of 37 points to win the Guest prize.

Handicap 29 J.M.Muthuuri brought 39 points to win the high handicappers of handicap 28 and over prize. Handicap 45 Lynette Oketch was the Lady winner of the  same for handicappers  36 and above after carding 41 points.

The event was also graced by Stallion International CEO Wilson Rading, Kakamega Sports Club chairman Bruce Madete, Wesley Bosuben of James Finley, Jacob Kamau of Union Tea Brokers, Lawrence Odhiambo of Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprise, Thusara De Silvia of Empire Tea EPZ and Peter Kimanga of Kericho Gold, among others.

KPA Communication Corporate Affairs Manager Bernard Osero said they introduced four circuits this year. [Maarufu Mohamed]

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