Limuru Golf Club’s Dan Lubanga led his team of Rozita D’souza, Mukami Wangai, and Hassan Ileli to card 114 points to emerge the overall winners of the twelfth leg of the Johnnie Walker Series played at the Limuru Country Club.

The team of Kamau Kuria, Timothy Njehia, Njeri Kiunjuri, and Aaron Kinyanjui came in second having scored a combined 111 points, two more than the team of Robert Gachaga, Joseph Ikanyi, Simon Mwangi, and Robert Njenga who claimed the second runners up position.

Meanwhile, handicap 34 Hassan Ileli was back to the podium after emerging the Men’s Category winner having scored 43 points, two more than second-placed Steve Wanguru.

In the Ladies’ Category, handicap 25 Beth Kariuki was the champion having scored 41 points, beating Dr Susan Koinange who scored 39 points to claim the second runners-up spot.

In other results, Kuria Kamau and Mathu Ngang’a were the champions in the first and second Nines having posted 25 and 23 points respectively.

In the Longest Drive challenge, John Kariuki and Mukami Wangai were the stars in the men’s and ladies’ categories, while Dr Carey Wangari claimed the win for the Nearest to the Pin challenge.

Speaking during the tournament, Limuru Country Club Chairman David Irimu said the club was open to hosting more tournaments to help popularise the sport in Kenya.

“We are very grateful to Johnnie Walker for the sponsorship, and as a club, we are always happy to host such events. We hope that the winners of this series will come from this club and we wish them all the best.”

KBL Marketing Manager for Spirits Josephine Katambo reiterated the brand’s commitment to elevating the sport in the country.

“We are very proud to be a part of this tournament which is sponsored by Johnnie Walker. We hope it will help elevate Kenya’s golfing talents to another level and inspire more young people to take up sports professionally.”

The Limuru event featured over 200 golfers who battled it out for the series’ semi-finals qualifying spots. The top three teams will join 33 other teams which have qualified for the semi-finals, aiming to make it to the competition’s Grand Finale to be played at Karen Country Club in May.

The tournament makes a stop at the Muthaiga Golf Club for the next leg of the Series on 2nd April 2022.

By Ariel Okall