Home club’s Sammy Mulama showed his dominance to be crowned the 2023 champion for the second edition of the Golf Park Open Golf Championship that ended at the par 70 Ngong Race Course & Golf Park Club course on Sunday.
Mulama started off in day one on Friday with a two over par 73 gross, added a one over par 71 gross in day two on Saturday and finally brought a one under par 69 gross on Sunday for a round total of 213 gross to emerge the overall winner.
“My dream has come true. This is a well-deserved victory and I am so grateful that it happened in my home club. I had prepared well and was looking forward to more wins in the next series," said Mulala who also walked home with a Sh69,300 cash prize money for the overall winner.
This event was a Kenya Golf Union organised tournament played over 54 holes for three days.
It attracted 70 amateurs from around the country’s golf clubs.
Vipingo Ridge Golf club’s Adel Balala was second on a round total of 216 gross while the event’s defending champion John Lejirma of Kenya Railway was third on a total of 221 gross.
On the professionals side who joined the amateurs after round one on Saturday, home club’s professional Tony Omuli beat a team of his 23 colleagues to emerge the event’s winner.
Omuli played a two under par 68 gross on the first day and added a three under par 67 in the final round to a round total of 135 gross to take the lead and also walk home with Sh89,000 as the winning cash from a separate kitty for the professionals.
Long hitter Dismas Indiza from Mumias was second on a total of 141 gross from 72 and 69 gross and while home club’s David Wakhu brought a total of 144 gross from 73 and 71 gross to take third slot.
Club host Captain Frank Wambua said it was a very successful tournament thanking the sponsors Kingdom Bank, the Club organizing committee, and congratulated the winners especially their very own Mulama and Omuli.
“We are indeed delighted to run this important event in the KAGC golf calendar and also allow other golfers and fans who wish to cheer their favorite players to grace the occasion. Thank you all for this successful moment,”said Wambua.
The next KAGC leg will be held at Kitale Golf Club from 21st to 23rd, April, 2023 when the Amateurs compete again for the Trans Nzoia Championship.
Vet Lab Sports Club;
The 2023 KLGU Open Meeting;
54 Holes Strokes play Championship (GOTY);
Overall Winner (Leonard Bowl)-Joyce Wanjiru (2)-77+80+73=230gross,Division A gross winner-Mercy Nyanchama (4)-80+79+82=241gross,Runers up-Nancy Wairimu (5)-83+79+84=246gross,Third-Agnes Nyakio (6)-87+82+81+250gross,Division A nett winner-Rachel Ndei (16)-68+70+70=208nett,Runners up-Doris Mideva (17)-72+72+74=218nett,third-Cherono Kipkorir (12)-74+73+75=222nett,Division B gross winner (Modera Bowl)-Navya Nagda (24)-99+97+97=293gross,Runners up-Mukami Wangai (22)-93+101+104=298gross,Third-Benta Khaniri (24)-101+102+104=307gross,Division B nett winner-Imani Njoki (30)-78+76+75=229nett,Runners up-Brianna Ngecu (26)-80+75+76=231nett,Third-Jane Mwangi (27)-81+77+75=233nett,Inter-Club Challenge Cup-Division A-Mercy Nyanchama (4)-241gross+Agnes Nyakio (6,)-250-Total=491gross,Inter-Club Challenge Plate-Division B-Jane Mwangi (27)-314gross+Grace Waiganjo (25)=Total-317gross.
VET LAB SPORTS CLUB;
The 2023 KCB East Africa Golf Tour;
Overall winner-Adrian Mwangi (33)-39points,Men winner-Emmanuel Nyakaberia (27)-36points,Runners up-Eric Njunu (24)-35points,Third-Daniel Karuga (19)-34points,Ladies winner-Caroline Mokeria (45)-37points,Runners up-Grace Katumbi (39)-37points,Third-Alice Adere (35)-35points,Staff winner-Scola Onsongo (34)-37points,Runners up-Allan Kirui (26)-34points.