Kamau beats 300 golfers win Chairman's Prize at Ruiru Sports Club

Golf action at Ruiru Sports Club.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Paul Kamau emerged as the overall winner of the KCB-sponsored chairman's prize at the Ruiru Sports Club on Saturday evening.

Playing off handicap 22, the seasoned golfer carded 42 points to beat his closest challenger Ben Kanyi on countback to win the tourney at the Thika-based facility.

The par 72 golf course brought together 300 golfers who battled for the top honors. Runner up Ben Kanyi, handicap 22 was named the man winner with 42 points ahead of Kibera Maina (handicap 22) and Alex Machocho (handicap 21) who carded 41 and 40 points respectively.

Former Kiambu golf club captain Ann Ngumba triumphed in the ladies' category , playing off handicap 21 to emerge top with 40 points. Handicapper 18 Tabitha Kiragu came in second with 39 points while Faith Nyagaki settled for third place on 37 points.

Speaking over the phone after being feted in absentia, Paul Kamau said: "Beating 300 golfers is not a small achievement especially when you're playing the chairman's prize. I think my confidence and a bit of luck handed me the win today. The second nine was fantastic, I hope to continue with the same momentum going forward and hopefully win more tournaments."

Handicap 26 Amos Mwaura clinched the first nine award whereas his fellow golfer handicap 14 Steven Mwitari scooped the second nine award.

In the Guest winner award in the men and ladies' category, handicappers 23 and 21 Stanley Wainaina and Rebecca Njui took home the awards respectively. Benson Kimani was crowned the nearest to the pin award in the men category while Sophie Mbochi was the lady winner.

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