Bernard Mureithi led his team of Joseph Ndichu, Ruku Njuguna, and Paul Nduati to carding an impressive 140 points to emerge the winners of the 10th leg of the Johnnie Walker Golf Series played at Thika Sports Club.

Coming in second, was the team of Faith Maina, George Ngamau, Naomi Kimata, and Margaret Waweru who scored 137 points, three more than the team of Dr. Isaac Charagu, Nicholas Kabare, Moses Mburu, and Esther Nyamu who claimed the third spot after returning a combined score of 134.

In other results, handicap 18, Mugo Kirika, scored 42 points to claim the top spot in the Men’s Category, beating handicap 23,Ben Thiga who returned a score of 41 to come in second.

In the Ladies’ Category, Faith Maina (handicap 33) was the champion, having hit 43 points, two more than handicap 20 Eunice Muthemba who returned 41 points.

In the Nines, Julia Maina (handicap 27) and Chris Lumbasio (handicap 24) were the champions in the first and second Nines respectively.

Meanwhile, James Githinji and Betty Ndenderu claimed top spots in the Men’s and Ladies’ longest drive challenges, while Peter Gachoka received the plaudits for the Nearest to the Pin challenge. 

Thika Sports Club Captain, Christopher Mwenda, thanked KBL for being at the forefront of supporting golf in the country.

“The winning teams are very excited about the prospect of winning the trip to the Gleneagles. I know it’s going to be tough based on the competion we have seen in the series so far, but we wish them all the best as they represent the club at Muthaiga,” said Mwenda.

Kenya Breweries Limited Regional Business Development Manager, Nicholas Kilungu, said their support of the series was part of the brand’s strategic plan to improve golf in the country.

“We are delighted to offer golfers across the country a tournament of this stature, and an opportunity to give lucky individuals the chance to travel to and play at the iconic Gleneagles Golf Course in Scotland.”

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A total of 155 golfers participated in the tournament which sees the top three overall teams join the growing list of players who have qualified to play at the tournament’s Eagles Round (semi-finals) at Muthaiga Golf Club in May. This will be followed by the series’ Grand Finale to be held at Karen Country Club.

The tournament now moves to Nyali Golf Club, Mombasa for the 11th leg of the series to be played on March 19th, 2022.

By Ariel Okall