Over 200 golfers pitch camp at Nyali for the 11th leg of NCBA golf series

Coast Golfer Evans Murumba. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]

Over 200 golfers are set to participate in the twelfth leg of the ongoing NCBA Golf Series at the par 71 Nyali Golf and Country Club course tomorrow on Saturday.

They will be looking to battle it out for top honors of the tournament competing for their chance to secure a spot to play in the tournament’s finals.

This will have winners emerging in the overall gross, men's category winner, men’s runner-up, ladies’ winner, ladies’ runner-up, and juniors' categories.

Also up for grabs at the tournament will be a car for the hole-in-one challenge at the 18th hole, courtesy of Khushi Motors.

NCBA Group Managing Director, John Gachora, said they are delighted to be heading back to the coastal region for the eleventh leg of the Series to Nyali and was therefore excited for the tournament

“This is yet another opportunity for us to present golfers in the region a chance to play in the series, and it is also an opportunity for us as NCBA to connect with our customers in the region. We are and it is our hope that we shall witness remarkable golf action and that golfers will have a great time playing at the tournament,” said Gachora.

The Nyali event follows the tenth leg held this past weekend at Muthaiga Golf Club that attracted an impressive 250 golfers in a highly competitive event where Evans Vitisia claimed the Overall Gross Winner title with a remarkable score of 73 gross.

In the Men's Gross category, handicap 2 golfer Kavit Bhakoo secured the top spot with 74 gross, beating Ben Murimi, playing off handicap 6, on countback.

Among the ladies, Nancy Ndungu, playing off handicap 7, emerged as the winner on countback with a score of 87 gross. Rachna Patel, playing off handicap 14, secured the second position with the same score.

The junior’s category saw Junaid Manji as the winner with a score of 79 gross.

The six golfers became the latest addition to the growing list of players who have so far qualified to play at the tournament’s Grand Finale which is set to be hosted at Sigona Golf Club in December.

The Nyali Golf and Country Club Captain Dinesh Sasan said they are ready to host the event and the course is in good condition but one of the most challenging courses due to the current windy conditions at the Coast.

Meanwhile, some other 180 golfers will be at the par 71 Sea-link Mombasa course on the same day to play the Commander's Cup golf tourney that kicks off from 7am.

The 18 holes day-long stable ford tourney has drawn Golfers from the home club, other Coast Clubs and across the country with other golfers from the Kenya Defense Force (KDF) golf team.

Club Chairman Paul Munyao said they are happy to host  the tourney again and that all preparations have been  made to make the day full of  excitement  and lots  fun with sterling prizes lined up for the winners.

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