Juniors showcase their talent in tournament held at Royal Golf Club

Muthomi Kioi in action at the Royal Golf Club during the NCBA-sponsored Nairobi Local Tour tournament on January 5, 2023. [Courtesy]

The fifth leg of the NCBA-sponsored US Kids Golf - Nairobi Local Tour came to a close yesterday at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club with 136 budding golfers taking the chance to showcase their golfing skills.

The junior competition that teed-off in November 2022 involves young golfers aged between five to 18 years who compete in several categories. The tournament is jointly organised by the Junior Golf Foundation, US Kids Golf and supported by NCBA Bank.

The Royal event which was the fifth leg of the Tour was an opportunity for the junior golfers to showcase and sharpen their skills in the sport.

In the boys’ categories, Kevin Anyien starred in the 15-18 year-old category after shooting a score of 88 gross, followed closely by Ryan Mutinda who took the runners-up position after carding a score of 84.

Shashwat Harish was the champion in the 13-14-year-olds with 79 gross. He beat Junaid Manji who shot 80 gross to claim the second position in the category.

Meanwhile, Peter Gathogo’s gross score of 83 was enough to earn him bragging rights among 12-year-olds, followed by Aidan Gachora who shot 88 gross.

Among the 11-year-olds, Mwathi Gicheru carded 74 to emerge winner among the 11 year-olds followed by Amar Shah with 77.

At the same time, Trevy Mungai, Ivan Kimutai, Jeff Kibe, Adam Nesbit, Kanana Muthomi, Shuhan Peng starred in the six, seven, eight, nine, ten, and eleven-year-old boys’ categories.

Juniors Adam Nesbitt and Lukas Kampa claimed bragging rights among the nine and ten-year-old boys’ categories.

On to the girls’ categories, Maryam Mwakitawa topped the 15-18 year-olds category with a gross score of 84 with Anthonia Mbuthia coming in second with a score of 94.

At the same time, Bianca Ngecu carded a score of 83 gross to top the 13-14-year-olds category, while Audrey Gachora shot 87 to emerge second.

Ngecu also emerged champion among the 11-12 year-olds girls’ categories while Kanana Muthomi emerged top among the 9-10 year-olds. 

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