Butit basks in Eldoret glory as Maiyo claims Captain's Prize at Kericho

Amos Butit makes a winning swing during the 2nd leg of the KCB East Africa Golf Tour at Eldoret Golf club on Saturday. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]. 

Eldoret-based businessman Amos Butit sank a rare birdie amid a heavy downpour to emerge the overall winner of the second leg of the 2023 KCB East Africa Golf Tour played at the Eldoret Golf Club course on Saturday.

Though the course was flooded and hard to navigate, the handicap 18 golfer was able to card  an  excellent 40 stable ford points  to claim the title  in the daylong event  graced by 112 players.

His victory came after  recovering from a poor show in the first nine and returned energized in the back nine by sinking a rare birdie  in addition  of  his earlier 7 level pars against mixed bogey shots in the rest  of all the holes.

“I started off on the wrong foot, playing terribly in the first three holes but I managed to up my game as we progressed. I had an incredible four-ball team who were not only competitive but also encouraging. Looking forward to tournaments to come, this win has given me more reason to play golf,”said Butit.

KCB Bank Regional Operations Manager (Rift) Stephen Mosong (left) presents a prize to the Overall winner Amos Butit (right) at Eldoret Club house on Saturday.[Maarufu Mohamed,Standard].

He was a single point ahead of his closest rival handicap 5 Anand Lakini who carded 39 points to claim the men’s winner slot.

Caroline Koech was named the lady winner of the day with 38 points while the junior category was won by handicap 19 golfer Emmanuel Mbatia who managed 33 points.

Scola Onsongo who had a stellar performance during the first leg of the tournament at Vet lab Sports Club managed to defend her crown winning the Staff category award with 35 points and Michael Chebii carded 34 stable ford points to win the guest winner award.

The team of Philip Meli, Gilbert Chebii, Grace Mary, and Jane Koech scooped the team of the day award with a combined total of 110 points and automatically qualified to participate for the grand finale in November.

KCB Manager Corporate communications Peter Mwaura drives a shot during the 2nd leg of the KCB East Africa Golf Tour at the Eldoret Club course on Saturday. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard].

Tony Chemweno and Cynthia Chelugui both went home smiling after winning the longest drive prize in the men's and women's categories respectively.

The tour will head to Limuru Country Club for its third leg this coming weekend before the Railway Golf Club edition in Nairobi County.

And at the Kericho golf club in the same day handicap 2 Victor Maiyo returned 42 points to emerge the overall winner of the Captain’s prize (David Biegon) after carding 42 points.

Handicap 21 Tobias Messo brought a count back score of 40 points to claim the runners up slot  after tying on the same score with handicap 22 Jotham Wanjohi  who was third  while the Men's winner on 38 points was  handicap 26  Dr. Kenneth Sigilai.

Lydia Jebichi playing off handicap 15  returned 39 points  to win the Lady’s title  beating handicap 18 Eunice Korir to the runners up slot  with a three points difference.



Gen.Musomba @82 Golf day;

Overall winner-Faustine Maithya (18)-41points,Member winner-Enock Kimeu (14)-40points,Runners up-Dr.Michael Kamala (19)-38points,Third-Jackson Mbaluka (16)-37points,KDF winner-SGT.Allan Barasa (19)-38points,Runneers up-Joseph Waigwa (13)-31points,Third-Maj.Richard Mumo (24)-25points,Lady winner-Alice Abere (31)-34points,Guest winner-Alex Mutia (6)-34points,Senior winner-Jones Nzau (20)-35points;

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