Coastal heat fails to deter brave Kunverji

Overall winner Rajesh Kunverji  makes a swing  during the I&M Bank golf tournament  at Nyali Golf and Country Club Course in Mombasa County on Saturday.[Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]

It was a magical day for Rajesh Kunverji after he battled the harsh Coastal heat to beat a team of 178 golfers at the Nyali Golf and Country Club, over the weekend.

Playing off handicap 17, Kunverji carded an excellent 41 stableford points to emerge the overall winner in the I&M Bank Golf tournament played over 18 holes.

“Today was a memorable day for me as I played four level pars continuously from the start. This gave me a lot of encouragement throughout the game leading to this victory. I would also like to thank my four ball playing partners for their support," said Kunverji.

William Kaguta, playing off handicap 0, was the gross winner on a two over par 73 gross, while handicap 15 Aloise Ogola won the Men’s prize, but on a tight race, after carding a two way countback of 39 points.

He tied on points with Men runner-up handicap 25 Tom Abwao and third placed handicap 19 Aameen Dhanji.

The Lady’s prize was won by handicap 26 Jayne Githere on 39 points, beating handicap 27 Petronilah Kalee to the runner-up spot with a single point difference.

Handicap 39 Max Mitterer, with a score of 42 points, was the senior winner, while handicap 23 Ethan Kinuthia, on 33 points, was the Junior winner.

Youthful Willy Sang, playing off handicap 22, delivered his promise of “Watch this space” after carding 36 points to emerge the winner of Coastal Clubs.

The I&M Staff winner was handicap 27 Stanley Gachoki on 30 points, while Malindi Country Club’s handicap 14 Walter Okoth returned a score of 36 points to emerge the guest winner.

Elsewhere at Machakos Country Club, handicap 22 Walter Keya won the Machakos Girls Charity Golf tournament.

Handicap 22 Maruti Litali was the Runners up on 39 points and taking the third slot on 38 points was handicap 19 Peter Mutinga.

Angelina Mutuku playing off handicap 34 carded 28 points to win the Lady’s prize and handicap 30 Protus Shitero was the Guest winner on 35 points.


Centenary Charity Tournament (Friday).

Overall  winner-Mohamed Bajaber (22)-44points,Best Gross winner-Sammy Mulama (1)-73gross,Men winner-Abubakar Bajaber (11)-37points,Runners up-Gurbux Singh (5)-36points,Third-Dominic Makau (26)-35points C/B,Lady winner-Evelyne Akinyi (30)-36points,Runners up-Rose Njogu (30)-35points,Best senior-Brian Bringole (13)-34points,junior winner-Karan Khagram (25)-38points,Winner high handicappers Men-Qayyum Shiraz (36)-40points,Winner high handicappers Lady-Joan Kimani (23)-19points,Piga Mingi winner-Ethan Kinuthia (23)-19points.

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