David Omollo carded a round of 42 points at the Nyanza Golf Club to claim the win in the division one category. David’s effort was enough to fend off the challenge by Romy Sandhu, who closed his round with 39 points.

The second division consisted of golfers playing off handicaps 19-36. Was won by  Tom Agumbi who carded a round of 42 points ahead of Ramesh Karia who carded 39 points. 

In the third division which consisted of golfers playing off handicaps, 37 and 54 was won by Clifford Agumbi, who carded a total of 38 points to seal the win ahead of Francis Odhiambo, who managed 37 points.

Beatrice Otieno, playing off handicap 34, carded a round of 37 points to emerge the lady winner of the tournament. While 17-year-old Nicholas Nyambogo was crowned the winner in the junior golfers’ category after carding a total of 34 points.

Meanwhile, Joseph Atito and Julius Omollo took top honors in the first and second nine with 20 points apiece in the nines. In the longest drive contest, Wycliff Ayienda and Lydia Oketchwere the day’s winners in the men’s and ladies categoriesrespectively

The Nyanza Club leg was the second in the 2022 edition of the NCBA Golf Series, which will feature 18 legs and have an expanded schedule covering Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. 

The Series will culminate in a grand finale tournament where the top four winners will enjoy a fully sponsored golf tour at The Fan Court Golf Estate in South Africa.

NCBA Group Head of Retail Banking, Tirus Mwithiga, said the expansion of the tournament will open the game to more golfers and clients in the region.

“We are delighted after a successful Series last year. Kisumu is the second-largest in the lake basin, where we have two branches, so it is a big and important catchment area for retail and corporate banking clients.”

The Series now moves to the Kitale Golf Club on March 19th for the third leg of the tournament.

By Ariel Okall