13-year-old floors veteran golfers in Nyali

Overall winner schoolboy Hawii Odoo. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard].

Thirteen years old Hawii Odoo stunned veteran golfers after emerging the overall winner in a Charity Golf tournament at the par 71 Nyali Golf and Country Club in Mombasa, over the weekend.

Playing off handicap 26, the school boy carded an impressive 43 stableford points to beat a team of 150 golfers, including seniors in the day-long 18 hole tournament.

“I have been in school for the last three months and I've not been playing golf. But since last week, I have been receiving good lessons from our club caddie William Odeck, who was instrumental in my victory. I thank him for that. I enjoyed the game with my fantastic four ball and I'm looking forward to more wins, before I report back to school,” said Odoo.

Hitendra Halai, playing off handicap 18, was the Men winner on a countback score of 40 points, after tying on the same points with handicap 21 Suresh Hiran, who finished second. Handicap 23 Rimal Shah was third with 38 points.

Taking the Lady’s title on a countback score of 39 points was handicap 30 Rose Njogu, also tying on the same score with runner-up placed handicap 24 Joyce Kamau.

The club’s former Lady Captain Annemarie De-Jong, playing off handicap 30, was third on 38 points.

David Kaguru, playing off handicap 44, was the junior winner on 38 points.

Club captain Dinesh Sasan thanked the organisers, saying that golfers who turned up in large numbers to support the worthy cause, benefited from the tournament, whose proceeds will go towards assisting the needy in the society.

Elsewhere at Thika Green Golf Resort Club on the same day, handicap 15 Sunday Abuja carded 44 points to emerge the overall winner of the Lady Captain’s Prize.

Anthony Muita, playing off handicap 11, was the men winner on 37 points and handicap 27 Erastus Ngung’u on 36 points was the runner-up.

The Lady’s prize was won by handicap 18 Lucy Njuguna.

The Subsidiary Men winner was handicap 33 Benson Njogo on 38 points and the same for the lady was claimed by handicap 39 Alice Dan who had a score of 37 points.

Boniface Kariuki was the best dressed man on the course while Hellen Kiburi was the lady winner of the same.

The Best dressed Lady off the Course was Alice Dan and Joseph Wambugu scooped the best Men smile.

And at Machakos Country Club also on the same day, handicap 12 Julius Kioko carded  69 nett to emerge the Division one winner in the 2023 November Babies golf tournament and handicap 14 Collins Nzioka was the runners up on 71 nett.

Division two was won by handicap 16 Peter Kimatu with a count back score of 68 nett after tying on the same score with runners up placed handicap 25 Simon Kimatu.

Kennedy Ngugi playing off handicap 29 was the Division three winner on 68 nett and Ben Siro playing off handicap 30 carded 71 nett to claim the runners up slot.

The Lady winner on 72 nett was handicap 27 Florence Riungu and handicap 30 Linda Kikuvi brought 73 nett to walk away with the runners up prize.

The Guest winner was handicap 10 Bill Kalya with a score of 71 nett and he runners up on 74nett was handicap 52 Arnold Ogolla while Stephen Musyoka playing off handicap 15 won the Sponsor prize  after returning a score of 71 nett.

By AFP 22 hrs ago
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